Saturday, 19 December 2009

Fuck, that is totally unspeakable

Let's face it, the government has a fucking lot to answer for. But thanks to The Lovely Trixy, we have a story which totally blew my cuntishness meter apart:

I'm not a fan of Big Brother; the only possible decent use of the house would be to keep the people who win the auditions in there, minus the cameras. So I was quite pleased to hear the news in the summer that Channel 4 would not be renewing Endemol's contract to produce the dross. Unfortunately this means that we do have one series left in 2010 to keep actual news out of the papers in an already watered down media.

But an e-mail which passed across my desk has moved them lower in my estimation: something I didn't think was possible. Casting directors have been e-mailing various organisations asking them to encouraging members to contact the production company along side the usual open auditions which, one can presume, aren't going that well. That wouldn't be so bad, I suppose, if they hadn't contacted a particular charity who assist vulnerable veterans suffering from homelessness, drink and drug abuse asking for 'case studies' to contact.

Men and women who have bravely served their country and fallen on hard times or dealt badly with the transition from the Armed Forces to civvy street are now ideal people to be under continual observation and media scrutiny, are they?

How fucking heartless do you have to be to think that putting a homeless person in a house where they face a weekly eviction vote is a good idea?


I suppose for the Islington set, it's alright to send the army into pointless wars to keep in America's good books, it's alright to cut their budget to fund plush new offices for bureaucrats, so I can't see why it wouldn't be alright to insult and exploit them one last time.

Endemol: beyond any fucking boundary of good taste and decency.

You utter cunts.

10 comments:

Dippyness. said...

That is beyond low...what's next? Pedophiles being kept locked in there with a load of kiddies in the next room?
Oh jeeeezzz I wouldn't put it past 'em!

Mark Wadsworth said...

It's not unspeakable, it is genius! That's how Endemol get publicity, by doing stuff that other people find offensive, like having transvestites or illegal immigrants etc etc on the show. If you find it offensive, then you have been conned.

microdave said...

Endemol sounds like a treatment for diarrhea, only in this case they are giving me the shits....

Mitch said...

Never have and never will watch their shitty show.The idiot box is for escapism and news.

John East said...

Yeh, it would be a disaster for some poor meth soaked drop out to be dragged in off the street and made into a celebrity millionaire. There should be a law to stop such cruelty. Leave them in the gutter, that's what I say.

Weston Bay said...

Endemol will only come out with shit like this as long as they believe there's a market for shit like this. They're not a charity, they're in it for the dirty money.

The 'market' btw is us. All of us. Even if we don't watch it we're still talking about it which is good enough in their books.

Weston Bay said...

Oh by the way Mitch,there's nothing wrong with a bit of escapism and news. As long as you know it's just escapism and news.

Mitch said...

I said that was all it was good for!

On a lighter note Obama flys out to save the world from heat death and back to the heaviest snowfall in December ever....oh the irony!

Steve Antony Williams said...

Big Brother was already pretty "bottom of the barrel", this is lower still

OldSlaughter said...

Bazalgette must die