Channel 4 cleans up 'Big Brother' mess

Clarke, Steve
May 2007
Daily Variety;5/25/2007, Vol. 295 Issue 39, p6
Trade Publication
The article reports that British public broadcaster Channel 4 (C4) has been forced to make a series of on-air apologies over a serious lack of editorial judgment in the row over alleged racism in "Celebrity Big Brother." The censure by British media regulator stops short of a fine, but represents major humiliation for C4 and its executives. The furor over what many viewers regarded as the racist bullying of Indian actress Shilpa Shetty in the Endemol reality show led to 45,000 complaints.


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