Jade Goody documentary blasted over decision to re-air race row 10 years after her death

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Viewers of the Jade Goody documentary on Channel 4 have hit out at the channel’s decision to re-air shocking scenes from her stint on Celebrity Big Brother in 2007.

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

Several viewers of the documentary, Jade: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain, were left too “uncomfortable” watching part two as it featured the offensive scenes from the series.

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

 

The documentary, a three-part series, takes a look back at the rise and fall of the Big Brother star who shot to fame on the third series of the civilian version in 2002.

Marking 10 years since she passed away aged 27 after a battle with cervical cancer, the documentary followed her childhood and life pre-fame, leading right up until the moment she was caught up in one of the show’s biggest controversies ever.

But some viewers blasted the decision to air the latest part of the documentary, 12 years on from the scandal.

Shilpa Shetty was at the centre of a race row

Many fans felt uncomfortable that 10 years on from her tragic death, the shocking racism row was being revisited with her not alive to comment on it.

Taking to Twitter, one fan said: “shame on you @Channel4 for bringing all this up again. Jade is dead is that not enough punishment for her and her family. All you are going to achieve is to stir up more hatred against her and the other people involved.”

Another agreed: “Let the poor lassie rest in peace  those poor kids don’t need to hear vile remarks about their dead mother.”

The reality star died in 2009 aged just 27 following a battle with cancer

A third tweeted: “Let her Rest in peace,” as others also didn’t understand why the documentary was re-airing the footage.

Many other viewers claimed they had to stop watching, not comfortable with the offensive comments and racial slurs recorded on the show at the time.

The documentary features one more part, concluding next Wednesday at 9pm on Channel 4.



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