‘Big Brother’ contestant Jade Goody, accused of being a racist bully for her treatment of Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty has denied being a racist.
Speaking to presenter Davina McCall after her eviction on the popular Channel 4 show, the 25 year old said, “I’m not racist, but looking at that film I can see why it has had the impact it’s had,” she said.
“I look like one of those people I don’t like.”
She looked visibly shocked when McCall showed her clips from TV news headlines about the row – revealing to Goody that her comments and behaviour in the house had become the subject of questions in the House of Commons and of public debate in India.
She was silent for a few seconds before she said: “That’s intense.”
Goody, who received 82% of the total votes cast, added: “I apologise to anyone I offended.”
Goody told Big Brother on Thursday: “I’ll be going because people think I’m a racist bitch and I’m not. I’m not at all.
She added: “I’ll be so scared when I’ve got to go. But I don’t want no special treatment, like no-one there or none of that malarkey.”
Viewers have accused Goody, as well as former SClub7 singer Jo O’Meara, model Danielle Lloyd and Goody’s boyfriend Jack Tweed of bullying Shetty.