I'm a celebrity get me out of hereThe X-Factor 2010Dancing On Ice 2011Big Brother 2011SCD 2012 ForumDancing with the Stars 2011


Big Brother 2013 Forum

The Blue Room Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Reality TV > Big Brother 11 - General Chat
  Active Topics Active Topics
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

Watchdog rejects BB star complaint

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
  Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Bren View Drop Down
Vintage Vamp
Vintage Vamp
Avatar
Private Dancer

Joined: 19 Jan 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 61070
  Quote Bren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Watchdog rejects BB star complaint
    Posted: 28 Apr 2011 at 15:38
Watchdog rejects BB star complaint





Big Brother star Nadia Almada's complaint against Channel 4 after presenter Davina McCall joked about her "boyish good looks" has been rejected by the broadcasting watchdog.

Nadia, a transsexual who has undergone gender reassignment surgery, complained that Davina's remarks were "transphobic and offensive" after she appeared in Ultimate Big Brother, the final series in the Channel 4 show, last year.

Davina made the comment when she compared a guest on Big Brother's Big Mouth to the housemates, saying: "He has the charm of Coolio and the warmth of Ulrika (Jonsson). And he has the boyish good looks of Nadia."

Ofcom said it "recognised the potentially offensive and personally hurtful nature of Ms McCall's comments to Ms Almada".

But it said that, given the "light-hearted tone of the programme", it was unlikely that it would have influenced viewers' opinions of the Portuguese-born housemate.

Host Davina issued an apology after making the comments, saying Nadia, who won the 2004 show, "has always been one of my favourite housemates of all time".

Ofcom also said footage of Nadia's confrontation with rapper Coolio had not been edited unfairly.

It did not uphold her complaint of unfair treatment in the programme, which featured housemates from previous series of Big Brother and Celebrity Big Brother.

It was announced this month that Channel 5 has signed a two-year deal with Big Brother creator Endemol and will be bringing back the reality show this year.

Source
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down


Click Here to Visit!
Sirlinksalot:bigbrother Reality TV Links:Bigbrother