'Housemates patronise Mikey'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 27 August 2008

Darnell says housemates are patronising

Darnell accused housemates of patronising Mikey because of his disability. The songwriter - who himself suffers from albinism, a condition which means he has no pigmentation in his skin and hair and also has poor eyesight - told Lisa and Sara they congratulate the blind radio producer too much when he passes a task.

He said: "Even with the Michael Jackson task, whenever he'd do something you guys would go, 'That's amazing!' That's not helping, dude.

"People with disabilities, they wanna be able to do it to the best of their ability. They don't wanna be told that things are amazing. We're all on TV and we don't wanna look like d**ks."

But the girls refused to accept Darnell's point of view.

Sara said: "I don't think anyone said, 'You're amazing'. We said, 'You're doing well'."

Darnell insisted that is not what they said, telling them it was all caught on camera.

After he left, Lisa asked Sara what was wrong with the paranoid rapper.

Sara replied: "I don't know. Who knows? Just shut up and don't say anything. It's the best way."

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