Celebrity Big Brother 2012: Jasmine Lennard and her mother Marilyn – Well, that was ugly and brutal wasn’t it? Especially for Danica and Sam
In last night’s Celebrity Big Brother highlights show, we got to see more of the footage from Saturday’s events, which of course saw evicted housemate Jasmine Lennard return to the house with her mother Marilyn Galsworthy to carry out a secret mission entitled – aptly as it transpires – Like Mother Like Daughter.
The aim of the task was for Marilyn to convince the housemates that she was a celeb psychic called Shelley, but she failed to do so somewhat spectacularly, and in fact, she couldn’t even convince most of them that she’s a woman.
However, what could’ve been a fun task and secret mission was turned ugly and sour by vitriol and malice as Jasmine – and vicariously, her mother – is still clearly obsessing about Danica Thrall.
And why? What was it that made her hate Danica soooooo much?
She nominated her. That’s it…
And for that, she’s been subjected to vile abuse from Jasmine, and now her mother too, including being called a “whore”, “evil” and a “prostitute”.
One of the things that really grinds my gears over this whole Moral High Ground issue with Jasmine is that before she left the house, when she apologised to Danica for having called her “a little prostitute” and for saying, “Aren’t your parents ashamed of you?” Jasmine said that she’d “considered going there” herself at one time.
The implication being that at what Jasmine described as “a dark place” in her life, she considered – in some form – exchanging her time or favours in return for some kind of payment. Jasmine added that her mother talked her out of it, and Jasmine’s apology to Danica became emotional when she duly noted that as Danica’s mum had died, she hadn’t had the luxury of having a mum around to talk her out of anything.
So, we might therefore take it that Jasmine doesn’t find the idea of swapping some form of favour in return for money entirely abhorrent if she gave it so much thought that she got to the stage where she needed to discuss it with her mum.
And what if her mother hadn’t talked her out of it?
I personally don’t believe that what Danica does warrants her being labeled with such emotive, divisive and downright insulting words such as whore and prostitute. And frankly, even if she did sell sex for money, what the hell does it have to do with anyone else what she does or doesn’t do?
I have to say, if I was told I was to be shipwrecked on a desert island and could choose either a ‘whore’ or Jasmine Lennard and her mum as companions, I’d choose the ‘whore’ without a moment’s hesitation.
But of course, the nasty taste in the mouth from Marilyn’s foray into the house didn’t end there, because in the name of “fun”, she tried to convince Samantha that she had a spirit world message from her dog.
Now unless you’re a soppy pet owner – like me – you might find it hard to understand that something of that nature can hit hard and deep, because for some of us, our pets are like family, and we mourn their passing.
So to be tricked in that manner was particularly cruel.
Frankly, I was very disappointed in Marilyn. I thought she had more dignity than that – as she seemed to have during her brief F&F chat with Brian on Jasmine’s eviction night – but clearly not.
That old adage involving apples not falling far from trees very much springs to mind after this weekend’s display of cold, calculating cruelty and viciousness.
What did you think of the Like Mother Like Daughter task?
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