But while the public and media speculate racism, ex-Playboy
bunny girl and the show's contestant Shievonne Robinson has accused
Deana of "playing the race card" to garner sympathy.
After another Housemate Conor McIntyre used expletives for Deana
and called her "a piece of shit", UK television watchdog Ofcom
ordered an investigation. Now Shievonne has gone ahead and had a
spat with the 23-year-old Miss India UK.
Deana is often shown in tears after tiffs with the show's
Housemates. But when we asked Shilpa Shetty's ex-publicist Dale
Bhagwagar who handled her through the thick and thin of Big
Brother controversies, he almost dismissed the racial abuse
"Since Deana is the next Indian after Shilpa on the show;
similarities are bound to be drawn up. Nothing more; nothing less,"
quipped the PR guru. But he added, "It's unfair to compare the two
cases as both Shilpa and Deana have different personalities."
Meanwhile, Shievonne is nominated for eviction from Big
Brother this week alongside Conor McIntyre.