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Blackening Shilpa’s Name

by | 12th, February 2007

small_171275_1_1171270893.jpg “YOU’RE RACIST SHILPA.”

Oh, irony of ironies. Can it be that the victim has become the abuser?

The Star’s front page has much to shout about. This is Big Brother’s Shilpa. This is the “fury” over “black-up TV sketch”.

Says “black social commentator” Jaye Williamson: “Maybe Shetty is the racist mocking Africans on her TV show?”

Eroll Walters, director of the Black Londoner’s Forum, says: “It’s crude and it’s crass… black people will be outraged”.

But what of the evidence that Big Brother’s graceful and understanding Shilpa is a racist? The Star takes a look at a TV show called Extra Shetty.

Shilpa, dressed in a jumper, is pictured alongside “goofy hosts” Abid and Suresh Menon. One of the pair is clad in a frizzy black wig and has boot polish on his face.

Shilpa is seen laughing.

We do not hear the joke, we have no idea of what is being said or done. We just see Shilpa smiling. And for the Star this is enough.

A viewer says Shilpa should “hang her head in shame”.

Shilpa publicist Max Clifford says: “The Daily Star must be desperate to print this kind go rubbish.”

Desperate? Or operating at the

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