Miss Scotland and Jason Akermanis

MissScot.jpgThe attitudinally unattractive, Miss Scotland

Proving that beauty really isn’t skin deep, Miss Scotland Nicola McLean showed the kind of casual, unthinking racism that I recognise from the old country. In discussions about Irish singer Samantha Mumba, McLean said she thought Mumba looked ‘like a monkey’, echoing Aker’s on-air verbal gaffe where he described his Aboriginal radio station bosses in the same way. Miss Scotland (like Ron Atkinson in “Public Relations Disasters’ ) retrospectively claims to have been misunderstood, though her comments clearly show there’s no appetite for intolerant views or verbal gaffes in the global village. Sponsorship deals? What sponsorship deals? Free register to read the Guardian article.

The very lovely Samantha Mumba

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