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TV TURN OFF: Not again! Ofcom called in to investigate racism in the Big Brother house

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Because bad TV shouldn’t cost the Earth…

Big Brother 2012 Conor and Deana

Big Brother are no strangers to complaints about racism so you’d think Channel 5 would have learnt from past mistakes by now!

In 2007, housemate Emily Parr was booted out for using a racist word. This was in the same year that Jade Goody, Jo O’Meera and Danielle Lloyd were involved in a race deabate against Bollywood’s Shilpa Shetty.

And now Ofcom have been called in to investigate viewers complaints of racism on three separate occassions. Over 1,000 people called in to complain surrounding questionable conversations in the Big Brother house.

House mate Conor has found himself at the centre of racism row after verbally abusing Deana, while Caroline is being hounded on Twitter for calling black house mate Adam a ‘ridiculous gorilla’ with ‘no sanitation’ which some viewers saw as racist.

Decide for yourself, but we’ll definitely be turning this trash off…

frankensteinHere comes the science bit…

All Global Cool articles highlight one of four ways (the one in bold below) to start living greener. Click the links to find out more…

1. Be a winner, not a binner (aka recycling and reusing stuff)
2. Turn up the style, not the heat (aka not leaving your TV on standby 24/7)
3. Love the trend, not the spend (aka buying stuff that doesn’t harm the planet)
4. Do it in public (aka ditching the car and plane when you can)

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