The disgraceful bullying of actor Gary Busey continues on Britain’s Celebrity Big Brother three days into the show. In a show that is primarily concerned with reviving the ‘careers’ of has-beens and launching the ‘career’s of z-listers, Gary Busey is the big exception. The man is an academy award nominee, has a fine body of work to his name and is widely respected as an actor in his industry. He also suffered a near-fatal motorbike accident in 1988 which caused lasting brain damage after which he was diagnosed major health issues including a brain tumour. He is also hearing impaired which makes communication often challenging for him.
None of this though seems to matter to the uneducated, ignorant, self-obsessed idiots in the CBB house – namely ex-Strictly dancer James Jordan and David McIntosh. McIntosh you may not be familiar with but it must be pointed out that his fame derives solely from shagging struggling-to-be-someone glamour model Kelly Brook.
Busey is 70 years old, he has health issues – physical and mental – and deserves to be treated with respect and understanding by the lesser beings he is holed up with. James Jordan, in his dealing with Busey, has shown himself to be rude, arrogant and condescending by speaking to Busey as you would a five year old child…“Look at me when I talk to you! don’t look at him, look at me when I talk to you!”. Is this how one speaks to a 70 year old man who suffers deafness and concentration issues? and then to brag to the others how you spoke to him as though you were justified in doing so…?
McIntosh, meanwhile, finds the constant goading of Busey to be hilarious, laughing uproariously when one of the housemates, Ricci, disturbed a sleeping Busey for a dare by getting into his bed beside him, waking him and then leaving him dazed and confused when they all left the bedroom laughing. Not a funny joke, just a shameful, tasteless prank that left many people uncomfortable enough to register their complaints with Ofcom – 120 complaints so far have been registered and more will undoubtedly follow after Busey was once again targeted for abuse last night by the poisonous dwarf Leslie Jordan.
Many are claiming Gary Busey should not be in the house because of his health issues – I say he has the right to be wherever he so chooses, he is a working actor and knows what he is capable of doing and also where his limitations lie. And above all he deserves to be treated with respect and understanding befitting any human being, any person who is elderly and any person who has achieved such a great reputation in his field.
What a shame he chooses to be in Celebrity Big Brother with a bunch of ignorant nobodies who, compared to Gary Busey, are not even remotely relevant.
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