Big Brother 2013: Jemima Slade "upset" by racism claims


Evicted Big Brother 2013 housemate Jemima Slade has admitted she was "upset" after being branded a racist by Gina Rio.

The pair clashed after Jemima told her: “I wouldn’t normally go for a black guy," later adding that Gina "probably wouldn't go for a white guy."

The comments saw producers issue Jemima with an official warning, but bosses have been accused of being over zealous with their actions, with some 150 complaints to Ofcom over the decision to warn Jemima over the comments.

“I was so worried viewers would see me as a racist. I was upset for a few days worrying about it," Jemima said. “I was really concerned about my ­family’s wellbeing and my own wellbeing when I came out of the house. I was ­incredibly embarrassed. I didn’t want to be perceived in that way.”

Speaking after her exit ahead of Dexter Koh last Friday night, Jemima told the Daily Star Sunday: “I really was extremely upset by that. I was very emotional about it ­because I have a lot of friends of every ­nationality.

“Of everything that happened, that upset me the most. I had a couple of chats in the Diary Room and they promised me I wouldn’t be branded as a racist and it wouldn’t come out on the show.

“It wasn’t meant in a racist way.”

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  • Jordan

    I don't blame y'all for being angry, NOTHING y'all said could have been construed as racist in any shape or form, what really was happening was,

    at that time BB14 was in freefall and they had to do something to grab the headlines so they brought out the Racist Card,

    If I was this gal I'd be seeing my Attorney and claiming the a-$$ outta C5 and co.
    USING someone (falsely) just to get a ratings boast is just not cool

  • Tom Smith

    She said who and what she prefers its getting to the point that you cannot say what you feel,even Wolfy complained about the fat word being used everyone time to time will say i feel fat or should be now be `i feel a bit bigger got to the stupid level