Monday, July 03, 2006

Lucky big brother was watching...

Now, before I say anything at all, I don't know if I even know enough to write about this, but I feel like I should and seeing as this is my site, I will...but its defiantly open for discussion and opinions, in fact I would love to get some...

Over the weekend John and Ash from big brother were evicted from the big brother house for apparently doing some very naughty things. Exactly what these things were and why it all happened we will probably never know, here is the statement made on the big brother website about the "apparent" assault...

"Network Ten and Big Brother producers, Endemol Southern Star, today reaffirmed their commitment to the highly popular television program and confirmed Big Brother adheres to all broadcasting codes of practice and all relevant rules and regulations.
No footage of the incident that led to housemates Ashley and John being evicted was broadcast on television, nor would it be.
This is a closed police matter.
TEN and ESS proactively invited the Queensland Police to view the footage, and they subsequently interviewed housemate Camilla, who reiterated she did not wish to take the matter forward.
While the footage was never broadcast, and will not be, TEN and ESS will fully cooperate with any Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) investigation, and we are confident that we have upheld the Television Industry Code of Practice and any other broadcasting law or regulation.
Ashley and John were evicted because they broke the rules of housemate conduct. Big Brother is very popular, as evidenced by the strong and broad audiences it draws every night of the week, and will remain on air."


And the rules that they are referring to...

6. Housemates may not intimidate, threaten or act violently towards any other Housemate. Housemates may not bully or intimidate other Housemates because of their gender or sexual preferences. They must take all care to ensure that sexual attention is invited and that consent to any sexual contact is mutual and informed.
7. Housemates must not knowingly defame or vilify any individual or group. Responding to Big Brother in an offensive manner or showing disrespect to Big Brother will result in penalties and may result in early eviction.

Okay so taking all that in, here is what I think....

The Boys did the wrong thing, and that’s why they were evicted and I think that "big brother" so to speak, has done the right thing by taking them out of the house. Has the media gone too far? Probably, but that’s another blog all together.

Here is what I don't get though, Now Camilla feels guilty about what happened because the boys are gone and she feels it was an over reaction, but is it her fault? No. Could she have stopped them going? No. Did she encourage them? Probably. Were they to know that she wasn't joking anymore? Who knows. The line between what is okay and what isn't is so fine sometimes it hard to see, does that excuse what happened? Of course not.

So I guess what I am trying to say is I know that they have done the wrong thing, but how come this is so bad, when everyday women are abused and no one steps in. Is it just because it’s in the public that the moral line has been drawn? And how can this same line be drawn for the people who are not on national television?

2 comments:

Unknown said...

I think the technical term for what happened is 'turkey slap'. Camilla was 'turkey slapped'. That's what I read in the Herald Sun today..

Anonymous said...

yep, turkey slap is right