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“Now Celebrity Big Brother’s Shilpa is accused of racism” February 13, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in "blacked-up" face, afro-wig, Card, Celebrity Big Brother Racism, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Jade Goody, Racism, Racist, Shilpa Shetty Racism.

Celebrity Big Brother winner Shilpa Shetty has been accused of racism.

The Bollywood star – who was said to be the victim of racist bullying in the Big Brother house – starred in a TV comedy sketch, laughing at an actor with a “blacked-up” face and afro-wig on.

Black social commentator Jaye Williamson told Britain’s Daily Star newspaper: “Maybe Shetty is the racist – mocking Africans on her TV show? The outrage should be that people dare to cry racism on Shilpa’s behalf when she had the audacity to take part in a show that mocked Africans.”

Shilpa appeared on Asian network Zee TV’s etc music channel, laughing at the sketch which echoed the ‘Black and White Minstrel Show’, which was axed in 1978 in Britain after protests against it’s alleged racist undertones.

Her agent Farhath Hussain said: “The whole world has seen how dignified Shilpa is. She is not like that.

“She must have been caught off guard by the sketch. I don’t even know if she remembers it.”

The 31-year-old actress’ appearance in the Big Brother house sparked an international racism row after she was bullied by Jade Goody, Danielle Lloyd and Jo O’Meara who were accused of racism.

CARD {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: insidesoap.net

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