Ghetto: A part of a city, especially a slum area, occupied by a minority group or groups.
Find out why the above has thrown the Reality TV royal Tiffany ‘New York’ Pollard into a vicious racism scandal on the U.K.’s ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ below…
During a violent and aggressive outburst on the show’s latest episode the aspiring singer and Reality TV staple Megan Mckenna had to be restrained by security after lashing out at several of her housemates.
One of these was Pollard, star of several VH1 shows, who was called “ghetto” by the cantankerous McKenna during a Diary Room rant in which she was told the series may be forced to call security in by its voice.
Her exact response?
‘F*** off Big Brother. Get f****** security then. [She’s] a ghetto c***.’
What’s even more unfortunate is that there are many who may not understand how the word makes a coded and historical reference to Pollard’s ethnicity and culture.
Following the abolition of African-American chattel slavery the emergence of the Ku Klux Klan, the physical and psychological trauma caused by it and the arrival of Jim Crow did a great deal to stifle any progress made by freed slaves.
Crow laws were put into place to restrict the civil rights and liberties of African-Americans and one of its “greater” achievements was blocking the group’s access to education and employment.
The result? A large group of people forced into poverty or…the ghetto.
When one remembers that this is why the word became synonymous became with the African-American experience it isn’t difficult to understand how and why it is used to describe anything that may be “undesirable” about black people.
So, as always, it’s unfortunate that despite all of the words that may be used to describe the witty, educated occasionally obnoxious and generally friendly Pollard ghetto is the one word she can be sure will always be thrown in her direction.
Actually the term ‘ghetto’ was originally used to describe the segregated areas that Jewish people were forced to live in 19th Century. However, the context that she’s using it in does have racist undertones.
* Now it refers to any part of city, where a minority group lives because of social/economic pressure.
Thank you! I can’t at these drama queens always trying to make it about themselves.
Oh Tiffany stand up then sit all the way down!
You made you self look like a damn fool on “Flavor Of Love” & “I Love New York” many times along with your Blair Witch Project looking mother. You played up to the cameras by being every single negative stereotype & preconcived notion associated with black people. So if people are nervous & think this Ghetto black woman is going to act up, it’s only because of what how betrayed yourself on TV in the past!
So why is Tiffany ghetto and not just loud or rude? Why the word ghetto in particular?
Tiffany Is ratchet. She’s just Not loud, she’s a mess. But, tbh, thats why i love her – she Is entertaining.
Would you call the behaviour of the girl in the video in the post ghetto? You wouldn’t. That’s the point.
Notice nobody ever used to call Snooki ghetto before she reinvented herself? Or that the other Jersey Shore boys were never called aggressive or brutish even though they were always fighting? If they were black there would be hundreds of words used to describe them. Watch the video because it explains it well.
THEY WERE NOT GHETTO, WE CALLED THEM WHITE TRASH. SAME THING.
@BeyBeyKing: they were all called a
guidette/guido’s which is a highly offensive term to Italians referencing “lower class” Italian folk. Which is why there were various outbursts from the Italian communities demanding their removal from the show as it depicted there people in a negative light. So not only were other races calling them white trash but they were proudly proclaiming themselves to be Italian lower class trash. So yes, Snooky was called “ghetto” of sorts. Most definitely
Typical uneducated Thighyonce stan… Snooki was called things much worse than ghetto. Mainly because she was worse than Tiffany’s ratchet ass.
But she is Ghetto though ?? and she swiftly sat back after crazy Megan came at her.
Why ghetto? Why not annoying or over the top or pot stirring? I’ll give you an example. If I called a straight guy soft what would I be implying? That he was gay or less than what a man should be. Soft is just a normal word right? Wrong. It stops being just a word when it’s used to discriminate.
You’d also be insulting gay people by insinuating that they are soft.
She is called ghetto because she is/was a walking stereotype of behavior commonly seen in Black inner city areas.
I love this girl screw anyone that is discriminating against her!
So the gay guys on here wouldn’t be rightfully offended if someone called them fairies?
THIS SITE IS MADE UP OF NASTY ANGRY LONELY GAYS. WHO SPIT HATE AND ANGER TOWARDS EVERY POST.
And the homophobic idiots that come on here don’t do the same thing I guess. This UK show has a history of crazy white racist last year a black American celeb was called a negro but the racist claimed not to be racist. Then an bollywood star got abuse a few years back and the 4 white people claimed not to be racist and one said that she had Indian relatives why that’s dup pose to matter I don’t know as we all know you can still be racist regardless of having multiple or being mixed race
How does one act like a fairy when they don’t exist? Ms. New York on the other hand has always displayed stereotypical ghetto behavior.
MESS at @ANUSwig claiming she slaughtered anyone. The fact that you have to announce that you “slaughtered” someone means u never slaughtered s***… Hunty the struggle is REAL!!! In the meantime, @ANUSwig and @Rosie continue getting dragged every single day, I’m SCREAMING!!!!
Rosie went into hiding sis have you heard?
@Rima sis I can see, his t***** asss hasn’t been seen on TGJ in days. He got dragged so hard the other day that he crawled back into his hole. @ANUSwig needs to follow if he knows what’s good for him.
LMFAOOOOOOOO. AnusWig is such a liar
^ the sucking up. mess as it trying to get people on the Internet to “use” it. doesn’t your family use you? lol I guess it doesn’t, I remember your twitter rant about your family. LOL, things that this outcast will do to get “used” by Internet phaags
Drag the motherless thot
MESS at @FakeLikeLadyGayPhaag STALKING my every move with her dry fishy pússsy. LMAO wasn’t she just pretending to be ‘barb wire’ and got caught out KIIII, everyone on that post admitted you were dragged just accept it.
Cake is making you relevant you should thank him.
kiiii exactly Rima. these faaaaags aint loyal.
@ANUSwig but everyone knows that David has a vandeta against me since I dragged him so hard last year, he framed me.
the real kii tho is you ALWAYS getting dragged, alongside molly the asss kisser and Rosie. give up sis, you can’t win
You’re such a trashy lamb grow up.
Why is she sooooooo upset with me LOL! I paid my dues to Oxfam and Unicef, I thought they would have sponsored your village. 🙁
You’re being ignorant.
Rihnavy made old wig, No one knew that b****** child until he started dragging it up and down this site.
rihnavy always dragged Analwig to the pits of hell. the faaag is delusional.
LMAOOOO I’m gonna let you hœs continue to froth at mouth over moi.
What a mess. New York grow up.
YASSSSS!!!!!!! I am getting my eternal life from @Mariah and @Rima DRAGGING that @ANUSwig phaagg. It always gets dragged, I don’t know why it still even tries. And DEAD at it waving the white flag already, we haven’t even started dragging it but its already running away. CRYINGGG
You need help
Do you take medication? If not see a doctor asap.
KIII @Analise you better come thru and SCALP these peasants?????
These Gaga fans are a embarrassing waste of space.
I’m Black and let’s be real when someone is acting Ratchet we tend to say he or she is “so ghetto” that can be on a black or white person who acts hood, the word ratchet is not common in the UK, If Megan had used the term ghetto on an everyday Black person then yeh it could be said that it had racist undertones but I have to be real Tiffany been ratchet/ghetto since she been in that house! That being said there are certain moments when John was trying to get everyone to leave because of Tiffany that I felt had more racist undertones and Megan was not happy about that she stood up for Tiffany so personally for now, I would say it was not used in a racist way
This years big brother has been the best for ages, in terms of entertainment but of course maybe I shouldn’t think it’s entertainment for a drunk women to be tipped over the edge, after being drunk and hungry.. Drink causes people to say stuff, people regret, sadly for her, it’s all been filmed.
OOP. looks like analise ran away LMFAOOOOOOOO
Hahaha i love that New York still has girls pressed wherever she goes! That thing was having a complete meltdown lol
I KNEW that Linda/slaughteredLamb was rihslavy, because it put rihslavi in the same category as the hive in its sad little quiz when no1 every claimed it.LMAOOO sad little bîtch, and now it’s claiming its clocked me. hahahahha
FakeLikeLadyANÛSGa, you could never drag me no matter how many trolls you create ????, you clïtless dyyke that’s why the slavi and hive slaughtered your third world ass. In reality, I’m above you by default ? *spits on your face*
Not at @ANUSwig STILL claiming things. The fact that I have you so bothered means I’m “above” you. The Nazi and H.IV+ never dragged me for sh#t, instead the Nazi and Monsters have been busy dragging you to USA, South Africa and back to England. But keep telling yourself all the lies, and we will keep dragging your fairy azzz
LOL! Bîtch get on some medication pronto, you’re the one that mentions me 24/7 , I don’t even know who the Fvxk you are LMAOO but you are on MY DÏCK. I AM above you, which is why my name is in ya beefsucker.
I can’t with this CÛÛNT ass bîtch, @FakeLikeLadyGAYPhaag it’s always getting so wet and moist over my comments. Keep squirting over me bîtch, I ain’t going anywhere.
I’m obsessed yet you dedicated two messages to me? LOL ok. no one knows you except your s**** molly the d*** sucker. but also kiiii at you adding me to your Google alerts, my impact on your gay sissy fairy azzz >>>>>
Still JIlïzzzing over moi? It ain’t my fault you had to substitute a wooden stick for a d1ldo, because your from the slums. KIIII,
kiiii, another message to me? hahahahahaha I cannot at my impact on u. why haven’t you deactivated your Google alerts, are u THAT pressed by me? lol
We love New York, lol but she is MADD boushie ghetto lol AND pretty cünty
And the lie would be where?
That is the American term for ghetto. This post is reaching, where I am from and in other countries, the term ghetto isn’t used racially. If anything the word cûnt is more offensive.
New York is literally ghetto far more racist the calling New York out for being intentionally ghetto is the continued referral of our fore-mothers and fore- fathers as “the s****” instead of liberated African men and women.
“Slavery” was a sick inhumane illegitimate institution am I alone in believing it’d be nice to stop referring to white people as “master” (positive connotation) and black people as slaves (dis-enpowering negative connotation that supports white supremacy) I mean we don’t call still refer to Nazi’s as perfect specimen and so called Jewish people as the alien race when referring to the Holocaust do we????