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Emily removed from house for using racial slur
« on: June 07, 2007, 08:31:58 AM »
BB housemate axed for 'racist word'

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/pressass/20070607/tuk-bb-housemate-axed-for-racist-word-6323e80.html

Contestant Emily Parr has been removed from the Big Brother house for using a racially offensive word to housemate Charley.

Parr used the word "n****r" while dancing with her housemate in the living room.

Channel 4 said she was heard to say "Are you pushing it out you n****r?"

The news follows the controversial Celebrity Big Brother race row involving Jade Goody, Danielle Lloyd, Jo O'Meara and Shilpa Shetty.

Emily, a posh blonde Bristol student and fan of the Conservative Party, was called to the Diary Room at around 3.30am to be told of the decision.

The housemate, who says on the Big Brother website that she has no time for people who do not live up to her high standards, was removed from the house without further contact with the others.

The other housemates were told of the decision at 9.30am. Friday's eviction vote has been suspended.

Channel 4 issued a statement saying: "Emily immediately made clear that she had not intended to offend and that the comment had been meant as a joke.

"In discussing what she had said, Charley and Nicky agreed that they were not personally offended, although both did express shock at the language she had used.

"In the ensuing discussion, Emily acknowledged that she should have been more careful with her words."


 

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