Jeff Brazier has discussed his Jade Goody’s racism row with their sons.
The TV presenter, who shares sons Bobby, 17, and Freddie, 16, with the late Big Brother star, felt it was an important topic to bring up.
The 41-year-old made a point of informing his sons about Jade’s comments towards Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty in 2007.
The scandal became a global topic of conversation and even saw effigies of the TV star burnt in India.
As well as that, the controversy attracted 44,500 Ofcom complaints and Big Brother, along with Jade’s behaviour was condemned by then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown.
Ten years after she lost her battle with cervical cancer in 2009, Jade’s racism row was investigated once again on British TV.
A thought-provoking Channel 4 documentary reassessed the scandal as a culture clash and painted Jade as the victim of a class war which was created by Big Brother producers to evoke drama.
After the documentary aired, Jade’s sons Bobby and Freddie had a lot of questions for their dad.
Jeff has now made a point of encouraging his sons Bobby and Freddie to be open about their own mistakes and accept their faults.
He said he had discussed what happened with his boys, although he didn’t want to go into the specific details of their chat.
The proud dad told The Sun : “I feel better knowing if my kids ever hit trouble in their adult life, they’ll always know what to do about it and not feel embarrassed about the fact we might not navigate life perfectly.”
While he and his late wife enjoyed huge success from their stints on television, Jeff can’t help but worry about Bobby and Freddie if they were to step into the same limelight.
The proud dad hopes that his sons will swerve shows such as Love Island in a bid to ‘go one better’ than their parents.
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