One housemate, Jade Goody, apologized to the Indian actress, saying she does not judge people "by the color of their skin," the BBC said Friday. The show's sponsor has suspended its support for the program and the government's Office of Communications said it received more than 36,000 complaints so far.
The channel has stood by its program. Noting the debate surrounding the show has been heated and uncomfortable at times, Chief Executive Andy Duncan said, "In my view, it is unquestionably a good thing that the program has raised these issues and provoked such a debate."
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