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Reality show 'Big Brother' draws the ire of Australian authorities

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MUMBAI: The reality show Big Brother has run into hot water in Australia. The show is about a group of individuals living in a house and then getting voted out each week.

In a controversial incident a few days ago, two contestants were thrown out of the show and the police were called in. Media reports indicate that one man held down a woman while another rubbed his crotch in her face.

Not surprisingly, influential figures have criticised the show. Some have asked Channel 10 to take the show off the air. Australian Prime Minister John Howard got on the front foot saying that in the interest of good taste, the show should no longer be aired.

Besides concern that the show sets a bad example, the Casey Pastors Network says that the drunk and sexual behaviour of contestants is having an adverse effect on the City of Casey’s youth. Instead, the broadcaster should have shows that motivate Australia's youth to excel in life.

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