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Thursday, January 18, 2007

CBB - Racism Or Not?

Fortunately for us that the television are showing the program called 'Big Brother' here in UK and some other countries.I don't know what to compare it with any program in KL,as I feel that our government will not allow such thing to be aired for public viewing.Bunch of strangers in the house, locked away from the outside world, no contact,no radio no nothing but themselves.The normal Big Brother will last for 12 weeks and the celebrity version of it will be at least 4 weeks (?) At the mo,they are showing the celebrity edition.There's Dirk Benedict and Jermaine Jackson and yang lain-lain nya tu semua I kureng kenal.On top of that,I have no idea whose idea it was to invite the former Big Brother housemate Jade Goody (obviously, now that she have survived the Big Brother house in the previous year,she is now can call herself celebrity) Bukan dia aje yang kena pelawa jadi housemate,the producer thought it was a good idea to menumpang sekakikan boyfriend and mak dia sekali.

Jade ni,adalah orang putih yang berbangsa council estate uols.(Haiyooo,jahatnya mulutku) but if you live here,you can always tell how the children of working class and middle class behave.Jade ni kira orang putih working class lah,yang maha tak glamour.Tapi,ada jugak family working class yang properly brought up but tengoklah parents yang macam mana.Jade ni asalnya bapak hitam and mak nya, quoting Goddess Selene, very the lap kaki.Over the years si Jade ni dah jadi celebrity,she reinvent herself into a slight 'normality' i.e.berperangai senonoh gitu.Jade ni dulu amatlah very the lap kaki nya like her mother.Dah cukup dengan obnoxiously behaved, sekolah pun tak berapa pandai and for that,she voluntarily making fool of herself in the national television.Ni kisah dedolu lah.So,the first few days she entered the Celebrity Big Brother house,her newly adapted behaviour (yakni kesenonohan yang diterima akal) maintain lah.But as orang kata,a style one must possess and cannot be bought.To me,cemana pun dia over grooming dirinya tu,ketidak 'class' an dirinya sungguh obvious by looking at her choice of man as a boifren.Muka lawa tapi attitude lap kaki.

Jade's mum was evicted after a week after series of perangai buruk mengalahkan tenuk.Apparently she seems to clash with this Bollywood star called Shilpa.Siapa Shilpa ni,janganlah tanya I.My knowledge aboout Bollywood is only limited to only 'Haati Mere Saathi' and 'Bobby'.I am more Meg Ryan person of anybody else.I know who is Shah Rukh Khan by name and not knowing how he look like.This can be an ignorance tahap nak mampus if one day lah,tengah jalan-jalan kat Hounslow which is not far from Twickenham tiba-tiba si Shah Rukh Khan ni jatuh tergolek depan I pun I tak kenal.

Okay.Back to Celebrity Big Brother (CBB). Dua tiga hari lately ni,hot in news about an allegation of bullying,emotional abuse and racism of the household of CBB.News reported that apparently si Jade,Jo (ex S Club 7) and Danielle (her only claim of celebrity status is because boifren nya si Teddy Sheringham footballer tu, tu aje) telah membuli and have been using a racial remarks against si Ratu Bollywood ni.I hari-hari tengok and rasanya takdelah pulak racial abuse tahap KLCC.However,these 3 white women happened to tread on a rather sensitive issues that I can only suggest surfaced from a pure ignorance.

Shilpa pun satu,probably owing to her naivety and considering a different culture and country that she is originated from did not do herself any favour by displaying a kind of attitude.I remembered how she was so stressed out about having to be wait by her fellow housemates that was chosen to become their maid.Not fair,not fair katanya.I never treated my friend like that in the outside world.Alahaiii...why lah want to take things too personal? Bukannya producer suruh your housemate tu cuci berak you pun.This program is obviously a game where everyone is against each other in a matter of to see who will survive those confine space.Lagipun, mereka-mereka tu (the other contestant) bukannya kawan-kawan kamceng pun.Kenal pun dalam rumah jugak.So bila orang suruh buat task, buat ajelah kan.Janganlah nak berdrama-drama queen pulak.

Semalam, they all tu bergaduh lagi, Jade and Shilpa that is.Kau kau gaduh tu sampai Jermaine Jackson yang kena sabarkan.For a normal person like Shilpa,all the swear words from Jade really traumatised her.The 2 other bitches tu, si S Club 7 dengan Footballers Wife tu pakat bergelak ketawa aje bila them two verbally mutilating each other.Antara ayat-ayat power yang digunakan oleh Jade Goody Two Shoes tu ialah :-

1. You faakin' layarrr (cockney for You effing liar)
2. You so stak kap yer ass, so hi up you can smell yerron shikk (cockney for You so stuck up your ass, so high up you can smell your own sh*t)

And few more yang kesatnya mengalahkan pengelap kaki I.I yang tengok pun takut apatah lagi Hjh Coco Chanel.Terceri beri agaknya kot.The few things that me and Frankie have in common is Big Brother.We discuss who we like who we don't.We think that it is kind of true there is a bit of soft bullying in there.I think the right word is ganging up on each other.Shilpa herself,as being 'different' will of course lah akan terasa.Si perempuan-perempuan Matsalleh tu pulak,biasalah kan, bila Shilpa dah membuat perangai,mereka pun succumb lah kedalam kuali mereka sendiri.Like us,when we were in school,if we suddenly feel 'out of place' dah semestinya Maggi lah kan kita akan dok berkelompok dengan orang kita sendiri.

Because of that,habislah segala manusia dalam UK ni terus complaint mengatakan yang Matsalleh yang 3 orang ni racist.Susah nak cakaplah benda ni.But from what I see,this monorities will always resort to claim being racially abused bila ada je benda yang rasa tak kena dengan orang putih.Bila orang putih tegur orang hitam pasal buat bising dalam bas,the first thing orang hitam ni akan tuduh orang putih ni ialah being racist.Tapi si hitam ni lupalah pulak yang memang dia yang berpetir-petir dalam bas tu yang sungguhlah mengganggu ketenteraman orang lain.Bila orang hitam exhibit anti social behaviour in public,bila police tahan,mulalah dituduhnya police tu racist.I think this country has been kind enough to allow orang-orang luar yang masuk sini,whatever circumstances pun.Not only that,dibagi benefit lagi.Masih jugak orang minority ni nak buat hal.UK operates more than equal opportunity and to be call a racist country,sungguhlah kejam kan? In fact, the minorities is asking more than what they should bargain for,mengalahkan Oliver Twist.Kesian jugak tengok orang putih kat sini kenkadang,negara sendiri but cannot speak their mind,takut dipanggil racist. My flatmate work in a school.Ramai betul budak-budak anak asylum seeker yang sungguh puaka. Nak marah or denda,nanti mak bapak tuduh sekolah racist. Kena pakai baju proper-proper takut offend the minorities.Nak pakai jersey England pun kena jaga-jaga,takut budak-budak yang from another country akan terasa.What was that? One of my client that day kena tegur pasal dia pakai short union jack.Kononnya,telah membuatkan certain people terasa.Pahal lak,he is an Englishman wearing an British thing,how is that offensive to people that is not English? In the end,orang putih become so repressed and let this asylum seeking originated nationals rules.

Okay,some Brits are overbearing.You can't compare them to your culture at any time.They can speak up to their parents.We have to tread the water carefully before approaching big wave.Maybe there are some that is 'dodgy' but I think that is more to do with insecurities.Macam kita lah,kalau dah neighbour sebelah menyebelah orang Indon,pastu siap buat Pusat Kebajikan Indon besar-besar sampai kita pun rasa asing,mau taknya rasa insecure? This is the same with them Brits.Too many asylum seekers yang kononnya escaping injustice from their own country.Patutnya datang sini,hormatlah budaya orang sini.Ni tak,nak ditukarnya Britain ni jadik Pakistan lah, India lah, Africa lah...Pakistan kan dah ada kat sinun,apahal lah pulak nak bukan branch kat sini? Another thing yang I perasan,orang-orang minorities ni sendiri yang suka dividing themselves from orang lain.In London,there is a radio station which they proudly call 'The Black Station' and ada pulak 'The Black Month' in a year.Why do they have to do this? Separating themselves and screaming equality.Mana ada 'White Radio Station' or 'White People Month' pulak? What equality are they after?

Well,my partner is white.Racism never occur cuma kenkadang,dia straight talk dengan I yang dia kadang-kadang rasa 'tak seswai' dengan my culture.Well,that is purely to do with dia punya insecurities,tak adalah sampai malicious.But I must not deny yang tahap sarcasm Matsalleh yang sungguh membimbangkan.

In CBB,bila dah masing-masing bergaduh tu,mulalah keluar benda-benda yang on the surface,because it was meant for the other race,it may as well sounded racist to the person on the receiving end.Selalunya when driven by anger, we tend to pick up things that is obvious e.g.colour of people skin and stuff like that.So bila Jade & Gangs gaduh dengan Shilpa,the nasty joke that come out out of anger or sheer frustration is about her curry.There's even a remark about her English,but when you think about it,talking about curry is not at all racist.It is true that you can only associate curry with an Indian and Indian national do not speak in a queen accent.But the stupid part of this matsalleh's is to say it in a national television.Manalah orang tak kata?

Every where you go in England, people usually associate the Black with gangsterism, pasalnya, it was widely portrayed in their rap music of how cool it is to become gangster.Then came the Jamaicans and the drugs.Sometimes when you come across bebudak hitam yang perangai macam angsa, immediately you will associate them with the bad one.Tapi,ada jugak yang baik-baik yang bangsa pergi church 3 kali sehari tu.Habis busuk nama.

However,this issue is very subtle.You can't define the fine line between what can be perceive as racism or not.I always believe it what is said in context.If you just set out to insult and gunakan kata-kata yang sungguh menyayat hati even though kawan tu kacau pun tidak you,then I shall call it racist.But if its just a common remarks like Chinese eating pig,well, don't waste time lah.Grow up.Masuk kandang kambing, bek bek lah ye.Masuk naked buff party, hah apa lagi...ber bog lah.

Tata.

7 comments:

Lee Novotny said...

Aiyooyoooo sempat carutz mak nooo??? Naked party lagik???? **matilaa sapa makan cili noh???

Fasal Celeb Big Bro nih pun mak dah ulas dalam blog mak lee1972.imeem.com (chewah..sempat promote nih!!!).

Yes, for me it's purely ignorance rather than racism really...these thickos probably did not know the differences between racism and bullying anyway..and my God, jade is such a faaaarkin' bully herself! Did u not look at her big GOB when she opened it to hurl abusive languages to Shilpa??? padanklah masa first time she was on Big Brother (not this one), she could put her whole penumbuk ke dalam molot dia..mmg Jade Gobby..bukan jade Goody!

Hopefully that'll be the end of a career of a woman who's intellectual will always be remembered with "Where is East Angular?" and "Shilpa Poppadom"

Goddess Selene said...

Erkkk... mak still rasa this is a total ignorance from this 3 bastard hehe.. tak peduli la kalau sape pun yg menang BB nie kan tapi bullying is somting yg mak tak boleh terima. Mak rasa nak spray jer molot Si Jade ngan Cilit Bang volley??? pastu lagi 2ekor betina tu mak nak libas2 ngan penyapu lidi ala2 libas lalat *matila "org ittew"!!.. mmg seswai sgt! kann! hiks..

Han, mak pun setuju ngan kata2 "lap kaki" tu tapi kalau utk Jade, mak rasa kene lagi kesat dr perkataan ittew!! Erkk.. ape ekk nak bg kat, Jade Si Molot Puaka?? Volley tak?? hehehe

hjh miss coco chanel said...

mlm nih Jade akan keluar dr BB house..

Jack i.e toyboy die yg lap kaki sgt tuh akan bercinta dengan Danielle...

Nanti bile dah keluar si Jade ngan Danielle akan tarik rambut..

Jack melarikan diri dengan Jo...

*matilahhh siapa punye imaginasi nih??? Selene..cepat jawab!!!!

lara said...

whoa han.. wajah baru!

no comment on cbb. astro channel 26 asyik pasang the antique roadshow memanjang :(

but have to agree - banyak benda yang melibatkan kaler itu bukan racism sebenarnya. it can just be an excuse. or a watercolour painting.

Stephen said...

I just got to know bout this big news from a Taiwan News channel, mmg gempak, even kat Taiwan dah tau pasal Shilpa nie, http://www.tvbs.com.tw/NEWS/NEWS_LIST.asp?no=aj100920070119223557
Racism is still a sensitive issue, n a defence mechanism for the minority yg felt threatened n it a last resort to gain sympathy. But then if the other party yg dok mulut lahanat tak berinsuran melaser sana sini, haruz di sumbat mulut ngan cili padi, biar dia rasa the real kick of curry. Oh ya, this clip frm catherine tate, do u think its racism? i personally enjoyed it...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjRjD5Lo38c

Belladonna said...

Ok, mesia takde BB so aku takbleh imagine or comment. Aku cuma mengikuti perkembangan Ms. Coco Chanel n Goddess Selene setiap hari..But still, masih takbleh imagine..hihihihih

Han said...

Hey uolsss...tks for the comments.As many ppl had said, racism is a very sensitive issue.I still feel that racism is a racism by context...Like Shilpa Papadom case...knowing that pappadom is an indian food and with Shilpa being Indian,is just a race representation rather than racism.Dulu I ada colleague call Alan and he is chinese and we call him Alan Yong Tau Foo...compare that to Alan The Fucking Slitty Eyes Chinky, hah...the second name tu barulah racist kan?

But,I think this issue with Jade being racist was ballooned bcos of the bullying against Shilpa.Well, she is a mulut puaka, but hardly a racist.Tapi, padanlah muka kan? Makji Suka...

Well said, Lara.

Stephen, Cath Tate is more on making a mockery out of ppl who are 'like that', like Little Britain making segment of The Only gay In The Village...they are making fun of the ignorance rather than the person (Catherine Tate) being a racist.That's what I think laaa...wow..minat Catherine Tate ke? Malaysia ada tunjuk Miss Jocelyn tak? Lagi gila pompuan tu...

Speaking of racism, I think the coloured ppl would rather the racial utterance to come from their own ppl, if you watch Goodness Gracious Me, they are making fun and even use the PAKI word like nothing.Huh...lagi blatant racism.Tapi disebabkan yg bercakap tu org-org dia sendiri, takdelah yg complaint.Tak adil kan?