For some people, it’s not enough that they place their foot in the mouth. They must also grab any passing feet and insert those in the gaping mouth as well. Britain and Channel4, still recovering from “Is she stupid, or is she racist?” issue, is now grappling with another young ‘un insisting on making statements that would probably feature only in a satire show. The comments come from a certain kid who is on another reality show called Shipwrecked.
In scenes screened just hours before C4 boss Luke Johnson apologised for the Jade Goody Celebrity BB race row, she ranted: “Britain is a complete mess. “I just don’t appreciate people coming into our country and taking over our culture. “We’ve got way too many cultures. Britain’s not really Britain any more. “I’m for the British Empire and things. I’m for slavery, but that’s never going to come back.”
Asked why she did not like black people, she said: “From what I’ve seen they’re really bad.”
When another contestant said she did not like racists, Lucy replied: “I’m afraid you have one here.” The gap year teenager, who spent 10 years in all-girls’ boarding schools, then told her companions she hated fat people. She said: “They’re offensive. They can help it – eat less, exercise more, get their stomachs stitched.” On the Shipwrecked website she adds: “I can’t stand fat and ugly people. They bring you down.”
Over at the website, we take great pleasure in knowing that the kid, all of 18 years at least knows her fundamental weakness.
What’s your worst habit?
My worst habit is certainly the fact that I don’t think before I speak. Also I judge too quickly and I generalise things a lot. For example I hated fat people.
However, the kid believes she thinks. With what? Am just holding my breath to see how this plays out in the papers now. Or maybe the racism quota has been filled for the month. I think I’ll just die laughing.