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Big Brother racism: Ken Morley needs to get cancer and jihad if he wants to be an anti-racist

by | 13th, January 2015

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 .



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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

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