Big Brothers Inconsistency in dealing with Bigotry sign now

On the 9pm Big Brother show of the 22/07/07,Charley accused Gerry having sex with 15 year old boys. This is a criminal offence, the offence being Paedophilia.

This was shameful behaviour not just from Charley, who said the offensive words but all the others who chose to do and say nothing about it.

This to my mind is a clear example of double standards, as I say not just in the BB house but in society generally. This is a perfect example of the state of vicious homophobia that is still tolerated within society today. Its even more marked that Channel 4 is showing a feature drama to mark the 40th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality immediately after the show.

Its not just the BB house which shows itself to be hypocritical and selective in what is deemed illegal and offensive. Until the majority of society react in a consistent manner where hatred and bigotry is dealt with equally, you will always have the Charleys of the world feeling they have the freedom to spout their bigotry, yet be so eager to react when they themselves are victims of similar bigotry.

To parallel the offensiveness, what Emily, in a previous episode of Big Brother said in friendship to Charley, seeking to be accepted as a friend, was clear grounds for her to be removed from the house, yet what Charley said in anger and bigotry is only to be monitored by BB.

Whether BB was right to evict Emily or not. They were morally bound to respond in a similar way to Charley. However, it seems its obviously still acceptable to be homophobic and equate Gay men with Paedophilia.

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Latest Signatures

  • 23 December 2015100. Joanne N
    I support this petition
  • 22 December 201599. Louise Rangel
    Charley is a bully who should leve BB
  • 17 December 201598. Anna Horton
    Double standards going on here, very unfair!
  • 03 December 201597. Bev E
    Stop fixing it for Charly and deal with her, she is a bully
  • 15 November 201596. Cath Burnett
    no double standards, evict Charley the same as you did emily
  • 13 November 201595. Ohmygoodness Strong
    ignorance of the law in no excuse, she should be removed from the gameshow for making this accusation.
  • 13 November 201594. Claire Pineda
    get charley out!!!!
  • 13 November 201593. M R
    Quite agree - Charley's were deliberate and disgusting. She should be booted out.
  • 11 November 201592. P B
    Uchea's "pederast" comment was as bad as Emily Parr's racist one and any other kind of serious discrimination and she should be ejected from the BB house
  • 06 November 201591. David L
    watching her attack Gerry last night was very unplesent
  • 30 October 201590. Jane T
    Absolutely horrified that C4 allowed both the screening of the incident, and Charley to remain in the BB house.
  • 30 October 201589. Roger B
    I support this petition
  • 06 October 201588. Gareth E
    how can a young loud mouthed girl be allowed to ruin someone`s life with slanderes about his sexuality
  • 06 October 201587. Nicholas C
    I support this petition
  • 05 October 201586. Djenkins Mcdowell
    I support this petition
  • 15 September 201585. Kate H
    I support this petition
  • 20 August 201584. Anji Hoover
    just get her out.. she,s gone well past the point now.. and those crocodile tears aint gonna work!
  • 13 August 201583. Gina W
    Charlie cannot except shes wrong about anything she needs to go
  • 12 August 201582. Elise Ray
    I support this petition
  • 09 August 201581. Moyra N
    I support this petition
  • 04 August 201580. Nadia A
    Also throw Gerry out for calling Charley's friends sluts and saying Charley is a prostitute.
  • 29 July 201579. Gaynor I
    I found Charlies remarks at best very offensive and at worst bigotted. Her "punishment" was derisory.She should have been removed from the BB house immediately.
  • 26 July 201578. R C
    this is worse than the emily thing and should be dealt with in the same way
  • 22 July 201577. Molly S
    I am disgusted with Charlie's behavior on BB. Her behavior is aggressive. She bullies others on the show and she should be removed. She have thrown water in Gerry's face, which was an act of violence and now the accusation made, will have long term impact
  • 20 July 201576. Julie H
    Disgusting words from a disgusting person remove her from the house asap
  • 10 July 201575. S S
    its discusting to accuse jerry like she did,, she ought to be chucked off ,, jade was , and i think charley shud be outttt
  • 09 July 201574. Heather E
    As the mother of a gay son I found this very offensive

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