Just weeks after Jade Goody and her cronies were chastised for calling Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty a “poppadom” and a “Paki,” the UK has another reality TV racist to hate on. This time, it’s posh private school girl Lucy Buchanan, a cast member on the Survivor-type show Shipwrecked, which tapes in the South Pacific.
On Sunday night’s episode, the blonde 18-year-old slammed blacks, gays, and overweight people, saying: “I’m for the British Empire and things. I’m for slavery, but that’s never going to come back … I don’t like fat people, I don’t really like really ugly people, I don’t like it when foreigners come into this country and they don’t take on British culture and British values. Fat and ugly people, they really bring you down. They’re offensive. They can help it—eat less, exercise more, get their stomachs stitched.”
When confronted by her Shipwrecked castmates, Buchanan conceded the point that she hadn’t met many black people, but the ones she had were “really bad.” She also mused on her budding friendship with a lesbian on the show, saying it had surprised her. “Not that I don’t like homosexuals—I just don’t like what they do.”