Picture 1006Much like a celebrity recycling dumpsite, UK reality show “I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here!” is rife with folks clamoring for some shine before the final sunset. One such person goes by the name of name Joe Bugner. According to Female First, former boxing opponent who once shared the ring with Muhammad Ali has used his reality spotlight to share some views that have offended at least one of his fellow castaway contestants. Word is, the aging Aussie boxer told one of his team mates that he felt that AIDS was “created by the CIA” while the camera was rolling no less.

Naturally, this statement has been promptly edit right on out of the episode and all that remains is this comment from one British bloke affiliated with the program named “Justin”:

“Joe’s made me feel really uncomfortable with his comments about Aids and the CIA. But I’m going to bite my tongue on this occasion and pretend it never happened.”

We’re curious as to what about Bugner’s comment made him so uncomfortable, and equally important – why? Aren’t people entitled to their opinions? Why the trepidation?

What say you Clutchettes & Gents? Did the British media do us all a disservice by not probing into the matter? If Bugner‘s claim is straight up poppycock, is there any harm in exploring the off-kilter views of a punch drunk D-List celeb?

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  • The man has a right to share his opinion, no matter how outlandish it may be. They shouldn’t have censored him. Once the circulation of ideas stop, creativity stagnates.

    • MJC

      Very true. I despise cowardly behavior. People need to stop fearing what confuses them or makes them uncomfortable and just ask questions.

  • Seoul

    i think his comment is quite interesting. i’ll never forget the time i was listening to a Kanye song (i know i know) and he said “the government administered AIDS” I guess because it was a line in a song no one heard it or paid attention to it. I say all that to say,it’s not the first time someone has accused the American government of infecting people with HIV/AIDS…although we’ve learned that it came about as a result of the sexual freedome of the hippie movement

  • Kamika

    I’ve heard this before. Check out this documentary here: http://www.aidsorigins.com/component/option,com_wrapper/Itemid,78/

    It tells the full story. I don’t know how true it is but it’s a good watch.

  • Alex

    Kamika I’ve seen that documentary a few years ago it’s most definitely worth watching. And Seoul hippie/freelove really? I didn’t know so many people the Congo at that time participated in those activities. I guess that whole Polio vaccine thing was a bunch of sh!t and rounding up villagers and administering them (some by gun point) is just a pile of nonsense /rumors/ conspiracy mumbo jumbo. But hey it’s the Britain. Is anyone really surprised that his comments were censored?