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Transcript Of Emily's Offending Conversation

There follows a transcript of the conversation which took place at around 8.30pm on Day 8 of Big Brother 8, which led to Emily Parr being kicked-out of the Big Brother House within a matter of hours.

As Emily, Charley and Nicky were dancing, here's what was said. (NB. The following conversation may offend)

Emily: (referring to Charley dancing and pushing her hips forward) "(Are) you pushing it out, n*gger?"
Nicky: (shocked laughter) "Erm, I can't believe you said that."
Charley: "You are in trouble."
Emily: "Don't make a big thing out of it then. I was joking."
Charley: "I know you were… but that's some serious sh*t, sorry."
Emily: "Why?"
Charley: "Oh my god. I'm not even saying it."
Nicky: "Just don't talk about it anymore."
Emily: "I was joking."
Charley: "Do you know how many viewers would watch that?"
Nicky: "Okay, don't make a big deal out of it."
Charley: "Fancy you saying that. I can't believe you said that."
Emily: "Somebody has already used that word in this house."
Charley: "No way. (Pause) Yeah, me... I'm a n*gger!"

Nicky laughs.

Charley: "I am one. Fancy you saying it. I know maybe you see it in a rap song... maybe you and your friends sit there saying it."
Emily: "I'm friendly with plenty of black people."
Nicky: "And you call them n*ggers?"
Emily: "Yeah and they call me n*ggers. They call me w*ggers as well."
Nicky: "I'm quite shocked."
Charley: "I'm f**king in shock."
Emily: "It's not a big deal though is it?"
Charley: "Not for us it ain't. F**k me."

Emily may have tried to shrug it off, however it very much IS a big deal, as the House Rules state that:

Big Brother will intervene and take appropriate action if Housemates behave in a way that Big Brother considers is unacceptable. Unacceptable behaviour includes: behaving in a way that could cause serious offence to either their fellow Housemates or members of the viewing public including serious offence based on the grounds of race. Housemates who act in a way that is seriously unacceptable will be evicted.

Angela Jain, one of the Top Bods at Channel 4, said of the incident:

"I think people watching the highlights show tonight (Thursday, 07/06/07) will agree that Emily spoke carelessly, rather than maliciously. Certainly Charley and Nicky, the two housemates most directly involved in the conversation, seemed to accept that she did."

According to Channel 4, Emily fully understands why she has been removed from the game and very much regrets her comments. However, Angela Jain said that after Celebrity Big Brother 5, they have to consider the potential offence caused to viewers, regardless of Emily's intentions.

"The word n*gger is clearly racially offensive and there was no justification for its use. We have removed Emily from the house to once again make it clear to all housemates and the viewers at home that such behaviour won't be tolerated."

Well, at least no-one can accuse the broadcaster of not taking it seriously enough and not acting quickly enough, or suggest that they are trying to sweep things under the carpet this time around.

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