A country ‘rallies’ behind a Bollywood celebrity to hand her one of her career’s biggest paychecks and Jade Goody and Danielle Lloyd can virtually kiss their entertainment careers farewell.
After the announcement of her victory, she thanked the public for “a fantastic opportunity to make my country proud”. Gosh! India sounds like a banana republic. I didn’t watch Big Brother but I would love to know what exactly she did on the show to make India proud…offer the other cheek while the rest of the country threatened to tear apart the other?
On the other hand, it sparked off a nationwide [in UK] debate on racism and underlines the growing political prowess of Indians in UK. But as Sepia Mutiny asks, how long will the debate last and will it have any lasting impact? I don’t think it will. People will just treat it like any other reality show and move on until the next pseudo-scandal comes along.
Or was the entire racism furore much ado about nothing? As Confused pointed out, we can be a tad sensitive at times and heck, even overlook the blatant racism we practice back home in India [via DesiPundit].