Charities oppose U.K. 'Big Brother' plan to feature amputee soldiers
UPI News Service, 12/26/2009
Veterans' charities said "Big Brother" producers should not go through with their proposal to feature amputee soldiers in the British TV series.
The Times of London reported Saturday the charities voiced displeasure with the Endemol TV production company's attempts to find injured military personnel to be featured in the 11th incarnation of the reality TV show.
"We're a charity, not a selection box for bad TV programs. The people we help are often vulnerable," said Army Benevolent Fund spokeswoman Annabelle Fuller after her group was contacted regarding the "Big Brother" plan.