Coronation Street's Ken Morley initially entered the Big Brother house in a quiet, somewhat strange manner, cameras caught him singing and talking to himself, he immediately assumed the role as the house's ' odd old man' role.
Oh, how we were wrong. Slowly, his true persona began to unfold. We began to understand the depth of his dark character. I immediately felt extremely uncomfortable as I sat on my sofa, watching as he claimed twice, that "the bathroom was the best place to look at girls bums". I couldn't help but feel sick at his perverse nature, as Ken, a married man, looked on with lust at 2 girls, Cami Lee and Chloe, who are both young enough to be his daughters.
The next comment really set me off, Morley laughed as model Cami walked past him, calling her a slut. Not only do I despise the very word, Ken does not know anything about Cami, and for him to brand her with that disgusting word is unacceptable.
The sexism kept shooting out of his mouth, with his next misogynistic comment being an extremely uncomfortable one for me. Being close to Chloe Goodman's age, I was sickened to watch as Ken gave Chloe ( A victim of Jeremy's actions) a hard time for reacting the way she did after the unstable Jeremy Jordan opened up her dressing gown, revealing her breasts.
Ken claimed that she was wrong for reacting badly, as Jeremy is a 'prominent jewish film producer' and she should be on his good side. This very conversation left me feeling sick to the core. How dare he tell Chloe that she should not have reacted badly to when a man , without permission, undid her dressing gown!
His disgusting comments towards women were to be expected, from a man still stuck in the 1970's. But this does not at all, excuse him for one minute.
Aside from the extreme sexism , his racist comments, such as using the N - word twice in reference to the lovely soulman Alexander was something I was shocked to hear.
Alexander dealt with the direct racism in a mature and humorous manner. I cannot comprehend that Ken did not know that this particular word was racist and offensive . His language has no place in today's society.
Morley complained several times of the outrageous focus that he housemates placed on being 'politically correct' . However, he is SO wrong . It is not about being overly PC , it's about having respect, no matter what gender or race you are. His removal from the house was the correct decision made by Channel 5, but I still think that he should have been removed earlier as he caused so much hurt to his housemates and the viewers.
I hope that these set of comments made by Morley can show everyone that these viewpoints are not acceptable, and that we must fight to show nasty men like Ken that we are past the age of sexism, racism and general REVOLTINGNESS.
Right, rant over.
What do you guys think of the Ken situation? I'd love to know your thoughts.