23 January 2007

"Celebrity Big Brother": my two cents

I gather there has been a programme recently on the television (I didn't see it) which involved a number of semi-famous people being locked up together in a house for several days.

The programme was produced by Channel 4, which prides itself on being "challenging" and "controversial". This apparently means, among other things, celebrating the British mediocratic ethos.

It seems that one of the so-called "celebrities" was rude to one of the others, in a way which fell foul of currently fashionable rules of etiquette.

My verdict:

Honestly, what do you expect?

1 comment:

Paul said...

...Quite. However, the most disturbing part of this non-event has been its treatment, in the media and by politicians. When entertainment which consists essentially of orchestrated unpleasantness is deemed worthy of coverage on The Ten O'Clock News, and members of the government feel the need to make solemn pronouncements on it, something has gone seriously wrong.