Big Brother racism: Ken Morley needs to get cancer and jihad if he wants to be an anti-racist
Racism. It’s big news. The Daily Mirror leads with it. No. not the top story about Islamists murdering Jews in Paris.
That story is that Hayat Boumeddiene was filmed at Istanbul Airport as she headed to Syria.
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said today that Boumeddiene arrived at an Istanbul airport on January 2 via Madrid.
That would mean she was not in Paris when 17 people were murdered. Ahemdy Coulibaly was in Paris. He murdered four people when he “raided a Jewish supermarket”. No use of the word ‘racism’ in that story in what was clearly an anti-Semitic attack. No mention of the phrase ‘anti-Semitism’, either. Race was not an issue. Fact!
No, the Mirror’s story on racism is about Celebrity Big Brother.
The story is:
Celebrity Big Brother contestant Ken Morley was removed from the house for using “unacceptable language” … But earlier today he made another jibe about boxer Frank Bruno – with whom he previously worked in panto – which was the final straw for producers. He told Keith Chegwin that while working on Jack and the Beanstalk in Bradford, Bruno liked to play loud music in his next door dressing room.
Speaking before 8am on Monday morning, Keith said the music was played at “4 o’clock in the morning.”
Ken replied: “Oh he used to do that.”
Keith added: “He was loud…”
“Oh very loud,” Ken added. “My dressing room was next to him and I used to wind him up… I’d ring his number, he’d pick it up and I’d say..”
Morley suddenly declared in a posh voice: “‘Lord Fauntleroy here, do you think you could turn those negro-rhythms down?'”
What did Bruno do?
“He was a nice guy,” said Keith.
And then Bruno called the police? Punched him? Wept?
“… and then he turned it down,” said Ken
Whoah! They two men agreed. They got along. Morley’s language caused Bruno no offence? Morley did not refuse to work with Bruno. But that was then. A comment that might have been crass bak then is now deemed to be racist. It wasn’t the word ‘negro’ that was wrong, it was Morley’s mistake in thinking it an anecdote worth repeating in today’s censorious, keen-to-be-offended times. Stripped of its original context, ‘negro’ becomes the ‘N-Word’, a thing so awful and unsayable it cannot be repeated.
Morley becomes a tool by which the media can brandish their anti-racist crendentials.
The Sun leads with the same racism “outrage”:
CORRIE star Ken Morley was booted off Celebrity Big Brother after using the word “negro” while describing a row with Frank Bruno. Morley, 71, used the racist term as he told Keith Chegwin how the boxing legend used to play loud music when they had adjoining dressing rooms…
Morley had already been warned about his offensive language after apparently referring to soul singer Alexander O’Neal as a “big fat negro”.
Maybe he said it again to be rebellious? But let’s not bother to examine the triggers of Morley’s mouth. The man’s better with a script. But just read on:
Morley was immediately called to the diary room and told it was “unacceptable” and ordered out of the house. It is also alleged the former soap star made offensive remarks about Islam which were not broadcast by Channel 5.
But it’s not all over for Ken:
KEN Morley’s comments echo Jade Goody’s bullying of Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty in 2007. The race row sparked 53,000 complaints after Jade kept calling her “Shilpa Poppadom” and said she needed “a day in the slums”.
Rioting erupted across India with protesters burning effigies of bosses of CBB, then on C4.
Jade was a pariah.
But then the “thick, racist vile pig” (all newspapers) got terminal cancer was was made a national treasure.
Meanwhile, let’s talk about racism. What news from Paris..?