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Perhaps I am obsessed with Celebrity Big Brother as useful forensic snapshot of W*stern society. But then, how do dogs and snakes know that an earthquake is coming?

The pig ignorant non-celebrity at the center of it all - a Ms Jade Goody, the quintessential chav - has earned 8 million pounds (please read that again) in commercial endorsements since first appearing in the 'ordinary' version of Big Brother. It may be that she will not get any more endorsements (after the bullying furore), and perhaps 60% or more went to the 'advisers' for her 'career'. But even if she kept 10% it is obscene.

But the greater obscenity is that no-one in the media has questioned her right to earn such ridiculous amounts of spondulex. And no-one has questioned the fabric of a society that would allow such a thing. The irony is, that the so-called 'winner' of the competition - a C-list Bollywood actress - will almost certainly go on to gain endorsements even more obscene that the 8 million smackers of the Chav. She is already slated to appear opposite Hugh Grant in a movie being rush-written at this very moment.

Yes, she is beautiful, has poise, is intelligent and so on - in total contrast to her would-be nemesis - but the obscenity is not mitigated by these qualities. The whole system is corrupted.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Tue Feb 6th, 2007 at 01:23:03 AM EST

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