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The Big Brother “turkey slap” incident changed Australian reality TV.


Fourteen years after the ‘turkey slap’ incident, Camilla Severi has spoken about how she feels in regards to the infamous incident on The Ben Rob & Robbo Present.

“It’s a type of issues the place it was actually a second in time,” she mirrored.

“I used to be on the present for 100 days, it was about 15 seconds of my time in the home and but individuals do like to speak about it lots.

“We have been all mucking round and I’ve stated this earlier than, if it occurred at a celebration and somebody did that to me I’d in all probability say to them, ‘Hey, that wasn’t cool’ after which we’d transfer on,” she stated.

“However as a result of it occurred on reside TV and it’s been dissected so, so many occasions from totally different angles, it was fairly a complicated expertise.”

Severi added that she was extra upset concerning the relentless media consideration she obtained reasonably than the incident itself.

“Look, I didn’t ask for that to occur and generally when individuals ask me about it I say, ‘Nicely, it’s actually fascinating this retains following me round as a result of I didn’t do it’,” she defined.

“However am I scarred by it? No. What I’m scarred by is the fixed consideration, you already know, and the truth that I went on to do eight years of breakfast radio, I’ve three stunning kids, I’m married, like I’ve bought a extremely full life, I’m finding out, there’s a lot different stuff that’s happening in my life and this was like such a blip on the radar.”

The long-term affect

Massive Brother did return the next 12 months. However the raunchy Massive Brother: Adults Solely (beforehand often known as Massive Brother: Uncut) was axed.

“Adults Solely by no means broke the code of practices however I suppose what you must do in life is realise that generally you do not management something and simply go together with it,” Killeen stated on the time.

Massive Brother: UpLate got here again, but it surely was extra tightly managed, and solely lasted another season.

Communications Minister Helen Coonan commissioned a report from the Australian Communications and Media Authority, within the gentle of the incident. The report beneficial that actuality TV packages must be banned from presenting contributors “in a extremely demeaning and exploitative method”.




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