Stumbled on this report in the Mirror, about the suggestion by one of the Apprentice contestants, that Margate should be promoted as a gay resort.
It seems that the producers of the show are now in a bit of a dither, as to whether to show an embarrassing discussion, which ensued after contestant Howard Ebison, had the idea for a gay resort and rival Mona Lewis apparently made remarks to the effect, that she wouldn’t be to keen on her son being in a “gay environment” whatever that means.
Now I thought that their was a good chance of local dignitaries making Margate look bad, but it seems as though BBC producers and “sources”, are taking a damaging and condescending, view of us here in Margate.
The Mirrors source is quoted as saying “..Howards plan probably wasn’t the best idea when you consider that Margate can be a pretty rough place full of drunken lads”
Further insult is added with “Producers have not finally decided how much of the incident to show - they are worried it could offend some viewers.”
My retort to this load of cobblers, is this, (those of weak disposition, please look away now) it would seem that the producers of this show must be a bunch of feeble minded, clueless cretins, with stereotypical views that those living outside of West London must be consider as dangerous louts.
Clearly these idiots have done little research on the area, as far as I know, Margate is not generally known for homophobia, and the Margate Pride event has been well received.
PS Another contestant apparently gets legless, on a night out and spends the following day being sick, no doubt BBC bosses wont hesitate for a second, with that binge drinking cliché.