Thursday, 19 July 2007

Shilpa Shetty BA (Hons)?

I see that Leeds Metropolitan University has given an honorary degree to Shilpa Shetty. Seriously? Shilpa Shetty? Honorary degree? Am I missing something? What has she ever done, apart from remind the population that they are supposed to hate Jade Goody?

Hoping that this was more than a cheap publicity stunt by a shabby former poly (and a stunt that badly devalues British universities at that), I thought I'd try to find out. So I searched for 'Shilpa Shetty contributions to humanity' on google. And I was reminded of her contribution. She almost caused Richard Gere to be thrown in an Indian prison. One wonders if she should be knighted too.

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