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Jade Goody documentary viewers switch off over uncomfortable racism row footage

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Viewers were left switching off the Jade Goody documentary on Channel 4, as part two on Wednesday revisited the Celebrity Big Brother racism row.

Jade re-entered the house back in 2007, this time with boyfriend Jack Tweed and her mother Jackiey Budden.

They were joined by celebrities including Danielle Lloyd, Jermaine Jackson and Shilpa Shetty.

During the series, things escalated as Danielle, Jade and S Club star Jo O’Meara began falling out with Shilpa, with what appeared to start off as a minor divide between housemates before evolving into a worldwide race row.

Celebrity Big Brother’s 2007 race row was revisited in a Jade Goody documentary

The girls were accused of bullying and being racist towards the Indian actress, as they repeatedly made offensive comments to her.

From mocking her accent to referring to her as “Shilpa popadom”, the girls, especially Jade, became caught up in one of the show’s biggest controversies ever.

In a new Channel 4 documentary marking the 10th anniversary of Jade’s death, Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain, part two covered the controversy from start to finish, including the backlash from outside the house.

Shilpa Shetty was mocked in the house

It aired clips from within the house that aired at the time, and led to Jade being hailed “the most hated woman in Britain”.

Viewers watching the documentary admitted the scenes made them uncomfortable 12 years on, with many unable to continue watching.

Taking to Twitter as the scenes continued, several viewers confessed they found the past footage even harder to watch now, hitting out at the show’s producers for carrying on at the time amid the row.

Jade, Danielle and Jo were caught up in a race row

One viewer said: “This #JadeGoody documentary is really quite uncomfortable to watch.”

Another tweeted: “The way those women treated Shilpa Shetty was horrendous to watch then and feels far worse now TBH.”

A third commented: “I can’t watch this, I feel uncomfortable,” while another said: “This is quite horrible to watch. Cant believe it was actually allowed on TV, and that we watched.”



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