Friday, January 26, 2007

Shilpa Shetty, Big Brother and the Class Issue

Dr R Neerunjun Gopee has written an interesting article titled: Shilpa Shetty: It’s your culture, stupid! In Mauritius Times. Here, he had made interesting insights about the whole matter of abusing Shilpa Shetty by Jane Goody. Jane Goody comes from working class background and she showed her working class behavior. In fact, many people in Asia have a weird notion that the west is good and the east is bad. The matter of Shilpa Shetty and Jane Goody has put into this notion in acid test and the result is:

In Celebrity Big Brother, class prejudice and racism was brought face to face with poise, beauty, grace and culture. Shilpa won. Naturally.

So, we should not imitate the west blindly and remember this example.