This is very sad altogether and just proves that reality TV is no good for the human soul. It doesn't matter if someone has made a name for themselves due to an actual talent or through reality TV. Yes, one should take the good with the bad, you live in the public eye you, sort of, become public property. But surely there has to be some sort of line?
I'm saying this because it's been reported this morning that Ultimate Big Brother contestant and BB5 winner Nadia Almada tried to take her own life on Wednesday. According to Digital Spy, Nadia was found in her flat by a friend, on her bathroom floor, after taking an overdose of prescription drugs and painkillers. After being kept under medical supervision she was discharged the next day.
Soon after her eviction from Ultimate Big Bro, Nadia spoke to Daily Star on Sunday and said that she was utterly devastated at how Channel 4 portrayed her on the show along with the public reaction to her since she returned home. She claimed that her car had been egged and she was sent a number of nasty letters. I mean, I don't get it, fair enough booing the girl when she leaves the house, it's all part of the act, but to then waste time of attacking her property? That's just darn right mean. These next few words are really heart breaking, "I want to end it all. I just feel my life isn't worth living any more. I can't carry on living the way I feel. I'm in the gutter and I'm completely distraught. Going back on Big Brother has ruined my life. I was the victim in that house but I was shown to be the villain. I feel betrayed by Channel 4. There was no loyalty from them, no duty of care. They failed to protect me."
Nadia went on to talk about how she was bullied by Coolio, but that the edited show did not reveal the real reason for their fall out, "Coolio targeted me on the first night and he wouldn't leave me alone. He kept asking about my gender status and he humiliated me over it. If it had been a racial slur they would have shown it but because it was against a transsexual they edited it out. They made it look like I wanted to leave over a pair of shoes but the truth is I was being bullied."
This poses the question; from the beginning should reality TV shows like Big Brother have had restrictions on how they edited their shows? They basically hold the fate of so many people and can make a nation love them, or truly despise them. It's a sad day when a TV show ultimately makes one person want to take their own life, *begins dialling Joe Duffy for a rant*