Brit Big Brother Contestant Slashes Wrists

Incident renews debate over mental health of reality TV contestants
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 31, 2009 7:45 AM CDT
Brit Big Brother Contestant Slashes Wrists
Sree Dasari poses for photographs as he is evicted from the Big Brother House on July 3, 2009. He later slashed his wrists after seeing the program.   (Getty Images)

A contestant on the British edition of Big Brother slit his wrists after he was voted off the show, reports the Guardian. Sree Dasari, still being treated in the hospital, was an unpopular character; he faced mockery after flirting with another housemate who wasn't attracted to him, and when he left the house he was booed. The incident has reignited debate over the mental health of reality show participants; other seasons of Big Brother have featured a Tourette's sufferer and a man who threatened to kill himself on air.
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