I made racist comments: Jade Goody

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Written on 3:44 AM by Sarthak K

Jade Goody, the loud mouthed tormentor of Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty in the Celebrity Big Brother show, has admitted that she made racist comments about the Indian actress.

"She (Shetty) was a victim of bullying and racism. Yes, I can understand why she would have said that," Goody told the News of The World.

"I am not going to justify my actions because they were wrong. I was shocked to see how I behaved. I was shocked and disgusted at myself," she said.

Goody said she would be donating her fee for appearing on the show to charity.

Goody's on-screen disputes with Shetty sparked criticism and complaints. Almost nine million people watched her apologise and deny racism on Channel 4 on Friday, according to early
ratings.

Shilpa in a happier mood on the show

In the most emotional and important interview of Jade's life—which was punctuated by frequent tearful outbursts — she was asked:

ARE YOU A RACIST?

No, I'm not a racist, but I accept I made racist comments. I don't see people for the colour that they are, or where they come from.

I'm mixed race myself and I speak to everyone of every colour, background and nationality. I don't care about where people are from.

DURING THE OXO CUBE ROW YOU SHOUTED AT SHILPA: "YOU'RE A F***ING LOSER AND A LIAR, YOU NEED A DAY IN THE SLUMS!"

I said: "You are a f***ing loser and a liar!" and I did say that.

YOU TOLD HER: "SHUT THE F*** UP! WHO THE F*** ARE YOU? YOU AREN'T SOME PRINCESS IN NEVERLAND, YOU'RE A NORMAL HOUSEMATE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE."

I remember saying that and it's wrong, but it's not a racial comment.

In my rage of anger that's why I said she wasn't a Princess and not a God, she's a normal f***ing person.

YOU ALSO REFERRED TO HER AS "SHILPA F***AWALLAH, SHILPA DURUPA, SHILPA POPPADOM".

I remember saying Shilpa F*** something.

Goody made her name on the non-celebrity version of Big Brother in 2002. Since then she has earned millions of pounds through TV shows, magazine deals, an autobiography, a perfume and fitness DVDs.

Public relations guru Max Clifford said: "Ironically, the programme that made her could be the programme that breaks her." Goody faces an "uphill task" to rescue her career, he said.

On being shown clips of herself by host Davina McCall, Goody admitted her behaviour was "nasty". "I'm not racist, but 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."

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