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Old 09-07-2012, 14:52
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people who complain to OFCOM are sad........that is all
Ooooooomg!!! Someone said something on tv!! REPORT!!! REPORT!!!!!! Where is my pencil?!!!
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Old 09-07-2012, 14:54
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Which is why we need OFCOM and why people complain.
It is rather naive to think people only complain because their sensibilities have been offended, especially where BB is concerned.
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Old 09-07-2012, 14:54
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Don't forget that we never actually saw Conor's formal warning over what he said about Deana.
Emma stressed that he did get one,C5 have covered their asses on this one.
The clever thing would have been to warn Conor severely and bury the thing on the cutting room floor. They were honest enough to show it, or did not mind hanging Connor out to dry for ratings etc so I cant see anything happening.
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Old 09-07-2012, 14:55
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Why do they watch a show that offends them and then complain.Its their way of controlling what happens.
Control freak heaven=Offcom.
When viewers started watching the Program they like myself had no idea what Conor would say about Deana ... he is disgusting IMO and anyone who defends him has no morals at all
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Old 09-07-2012, 14:55
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Bloody hell and to think it was always the Live Feed watchers that got the blame for OFCOMS investigations .....well,well .......That is all
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Old 09-07-2012, 14:55
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I disagree - OFCOM is there to ensure that standards on TV are kept. Otherwise we would get awful things shown on our TV - like Conor's unwarranted attack on Deana.
Many people would end that sentence with "like that piece of trash Big Brother."...

Honestly, I don't support what Conor did but I find all these BB fans complaining to Ofcom are not only cutting their nose to spite their faces, they're also watching the wrong show if they're looking for decent sorts. The show, for years now, has catered for freaks, outcasts, extremes in society. It therefore seems a bit rich that anyone who, this far down the line, still tunes in every night can get that morally outraged and shocked when an idiot makes some stupid remarks.
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Old 09-07-2012, 14:56
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It is rather naive to think people only complain because their sensibilities have been offended, especially where BB is concerned.
It is possible people want to get revenge on a Hm, who has offend their fav.
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Old 09-07-2012, 14:57
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I disagree - OFCOM is there to ensure that standards on TV are kept. Otherwise we would get awful things shown on our TV - like Conor's unwarranted attack on Deana.
I agree. There's a difference between banter and aggressive ranting and no TV programme should be allowed to get away with it. If Deana feels uncomfortable around him, BB should have sorted it straight away. Previous HMs have been thrown out for less. As for Victor Ebuwa, he is seen as a BB hero for some reason but some people remember him as being a nasty piece of work.
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Old 09-07-2012, 14:57
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I disagree - OFCOM is there to ensure that standards on TV are kept. Otherwise we would get awful things shown on our TV - like Conor's unwarranted attack on Deana.
Well said of course there are those who revel in watching things like that
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Old 09-07-2012, 14:59
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Why do they watch a show that offends them and then complain.Its their way of controlling what happens.
Control freak heaven=Offcom.
I think it was probably the case that a lot of people were thoroughly enjoying the show until some ranting loon launched forth a diatribe involving shoving haircare products into women's orifices. Or should they have predicted that was going to happen in advance using the human race's well-known precognative abilities and not watched the show?
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Old 09-07-2012, 15:01
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Many people would end that sentence with "like that piece of trash Big Brother."...

Honestly, I don't support what Conor did but I find all these BB fans complaining to Ofcom are not only cutting their nose to spite their faces, they're also watching the wrong show if they're looking for decent sorts. The show, for years now, has catered for freaks, outcasts, extremes in society. It therefore seems a bit rich that anyone who, this far down the line, still tunes in every night can get that morally outraged and shocked when an idiot makes some stupid remarks.
Maybe some people feel there is a point that shouldnt be crossed, maybe some feel BB SHOULD take a stand and deal with these situations better, for the sake of Deana and Conor (as i dont think any HM should have their life ruined after BB) IMO the should have been firmer with Conor and it should have been aired, if viewers had seen he was really remorseful i think it would have blown over by now.
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Old 09-07-2012, 15:01
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Bloody hell and to think it was always the Live Feed watchers that got the blame for OFCOMS investigations .....well,well .......That is all
very true

Conor's rant didn't happen on live feed

the producers chose to show it because his behaviour would
have come to light as housemates are evicted
it was a very poor way to increase ratings too
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Old 09-07-2012, 15:02
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They really need to investigate what we HAVENT seen, what is C5 covering up, by all accounts Conor has had a number of warnings, add to that Deana said (after the infamous rant that we dont know she knows about) that she cant be herself when he is around, what i assume from that is she is intimidated by him, IMO BB should NOT have allowed this situation to continue.
maybe people who complained to ofcom did not get any sort of reply from channel 5 to their complaints
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Old 09-07-2012, 15:02
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Don't forget that we never actually saw Conor's formal warning over what he said about Deana.
Correct, I will wait until they put on the web-site the actual official warning and not the ticking off.... then and only then will I believe they take duty of care seriously...if they have the video and are holding it back because they like the controversy then what a sick way to earn a living.... scummy...
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Old 09-07-2012, 15:03
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I have no problem with Conor's rant being shown.
I have a problem with him not being removed for it.
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Old 09-07-2012, 15:03
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I think Victor called them "functioning ret@rds"!!!
we are all, in one way or another, 'retards'. retarded only means 'slow' and we all have our weaknesses. i wonder sometimes how this word came to be seen as offensive.
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Old 09-07-2012, 15:03
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Honestly, I don't support what Conor did but I find all these BB fans complaining to Ofcom are not only cutting their nose to spite their faces, they're also watching the wrong show if they're looking for decent sorts.
I don't want BB next year and the year after to up the ante again and allow someone to be terrorised in the house and justify it by saying they aren't complaining. I like a bit of drama. I don't mind argukments and grudges but there is a limit and Connor is well past it. He shouldn't be on TV after what he said. What he said was offensive to many viewers and shouldn't be minimised as then it will just get worse and worse and worse. Next year someone will be arguing if Connor got away with that, why should shouldn't they. It sets a precedent.
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Old 09-07-2012, 15:03
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It is a reality show. Instances of unpleasantness is going to seep through because it is REAL LIFE. You get unpleasantness in the real world. Now, if those comments were scripted, I can see why people would have a problem with them. Complaining to OFCOM is just silly and complaints will make producers more aware of what to broadcast, meaning things will be presented in a positive way all the time to avoid backlash or complaints even if that is not the case.

Big Brother fans really are their own worse enemies.
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Old 09-07-2012, 15:05
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Well there was enough of the great British public voting for conor to stay in the house. That will be enough for bb to say that he should not and will not be ejected. Though I still am intrigued to know who these people are that have voted for him and no doubt will continue to do so
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Old 09-07-2012, 15:05
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I think if his severe warning had actually been broadcast people would have been far less bothered about it. It's the fact that from the viewers perspective all we saw was him getting a mild talking to. It was barely a slap on the wrist. At least we did see Caroline receive a formal warning.
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Old 09-07-2012, 15:05
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we are all, in one way or another, 'retards'. retarded only means 'slow' and we all have our weaknesses. i wonder sometimes how this word came to be seen as offensive.
In tha same way that 'gay' meaning 'bright and cheerful' ame to be an epithet for homosexual and 'n*****' (a simple derivation from the race category 'negro') became an epithet for black-skinned.
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Old 09-07-2012, 15:05
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maybe people who complained to ofcom did not get any sort of reply from channel 5 to their complaints
Dear Correspondent

Thank you for your email regarding the episode of Big Brother transmitted on 25th June.

Channel 5 and the producers of the programme, Endemol, were aware of and monitored Conorís reaction to Deana failing the food-based task from the outset. In accordance with standard programme procedures, Conor was immediately called into the diary room and reprimanded for his behaviour and Conor has acknowledged that this was unacceptable.

We thought it was important to show that Conorís behaviour was not condoned by Big Brother or any of the housemates and that this kind of conduct will not be tolerated in the house. Having spoken to Conor, and bearing in mind our duty of care to the other housemates, we are satisfied that he should continue to participate in the programme.

We are grateful to you for taking the time to make us aware of your concerns and we have noted the details of your complaint in our Viewer Enquiries Report. This is circulated throughout the company and seen by all relevant personnel here at Channel 5 and at Endemol, who continue to monitor the behaviour of all housemates.

Thank you for your interest in Channel 5.

Yours sincerely

Steven
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Old 09-07-2012, 15:06
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we are all, in one way or another, 'retards'. retarded only means 'slow' and we all have our weaknesses. i wonder sometimes how this word came to be seen as offensive.
Thanks for that!!!! i thought it was only me!!! i dont see it as offensive.
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Old 09-07-2012, 15:06
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BB acted poorly by allowing Conor to remain in that confined space with Deana. I still don't believe that she knows what he said.
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Old 09-07-2012, 15:06
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Ooooooomg!!! Someone said something on tv!! REPORT!!! REPORT!!!!!! Where is my pencil?!!!
No wonder you are not allowed to write with anything except a pencil if you get that excitable.
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