If you’ve been keeping an eye on British show business over the past few days, you’ll have seen a couple of fairly minor celebrities making objectionable or suggestive statements and being lambasted for them.
Firstly Anton du Beke caused a(nother) race row at the BBC when he made a poor “joke” to his Strictly Come Dancing partner Laila Rouass.
Then, live on Saturday’s X Factor, Dannii Minogue questioned whether contestant Daryl should’ve changed the lyrics on his song because he’s bisexual.
In the second case, particularly, this sent up a flurry of activity on Twitter â€” it’s not often that something from the UK makes the trending topics so consistently â€” and elsewhere, with some of it calling for Dannii to leave the show, or at least apologise. [Read more…]
Originally posted on October 12, 2009 @ 10:20 am