I honestly don't know how Mikey felt about Mario's outburst, perhaps he takes this sort of thing in his stride, but it made me very uncomfortable.
Mikey, in case you don't know, is the first ever blind housemate on Big Brother. He has a job, as a radio producer, and appears to be a lively individual with plenty of friends.
So when Mario began his rant about how Mikey takes priority over everything because of his disability I felt slightly confused. Mikey is blind, not mentally disabled or physically incapable of doing things himself. Sure he might need some friendly assistance, but I wonder how he feels about being treated like a child. Personally I also think it was bloody wrong to put Mikey and his blindness at the centre of an argument.
Perhaps he does accept this kind of thing in the spirit it was meant. It's obvious Mario means no malice, nor does he mean to condescend. He is concerned for a friend. But I can't believe people still react to people with a disability in this way.
Maybe it's because I was used to being around the mentally and physically disabled (thanks to my families line of work) from a very young age that makes me feel very uncomfortable about this sort of treatment.
What do you guys think? Another thing that really annoys me is the way some of them speak to Mikey, as if he was a "bit slow", as they say. Being blind does not suddenly lower someone's ability to comprehend language. Grr... rant over...
Here's an interesting article about the reaction to Mikey's blindness... http://ping.fm/DZFSG