Celebrity Big Brother viewers were really p*ssed off by one hateful conversation last night
Big Brother is synonymous with controversy but this time, they’ve gone a bit too far and massively offended a large portion of their viewers.
As the “celebrities” wandered about the house last night, Renee Graziano could be heard uttering some questionable comments about homosexuality saying:
"I think it’s beautiful because it’s who you are and I think it’s natural," but then following it with:
"But I think today in society, I think they kind of force things on people and confuse you.”
Christopher Biggins, a very outspoken gay man then chimed in saying “"The worst type I’m afraid to say are the bisexuals. What it is is people not wanting to admit they’re gay."
Renee, in all her ignorance then exclaimed: "You have to pick a team!"
— Sylvia Lynch (@SylviaLynch) August 1, 2016
As the pair laughed, Twitter went into meltdown with users quick to highlight biphobia and the prejudice of the conversation.
— Shannon Kavanagh (@SkeletonKav) August 1, 2016
So housemates get punished for discussing nominations but not for saying being bi is sitting on the fence and not picking a team #CBB
— Kate (@PotassiumEight) August 1, 2016
Biggins has never spoken well of his own community (LGBT) in many interviews, the whole bi thing is disappointing but I'm not surprised #cbb
— Chaos Angel (@Common__Monster) August 1, 2016
Biggins and renee's comments about being bi have left me so annoyed ?? prejudicing pricks #cbb
— Francesca Blyth (@_francescablyth) August 1, 2016
— Wee Red Bird (@WeeRedBird) August 1, 2016
— Ren (@renj280) August 1, 2016
So a gay man can refer to bi-sexual people as 'the bi-sexuals' and this is somehow acceptable?! I'm confused. #cbb
— ashley (@leafymystery) August 1, 2016
Bi-erasure is a THING. And Biggins gets to spout that nonsense unchecked? No thank you. #CBB
— northern powerhouse (@theboywhoslept) August 1, 2016
Biggins & Renne, I'm bi, you can't just pick one side, you're not scared, you just like both! Wish people would understand that! ???? #CBB x
— Siobhan Linehan (@slinehan1) August 1, 2016
Woah biggins you are so wrong. You can like both genders. There is nothing wrong with being bi #CBB
— UnicornBridge (@Jess_Bridge) August 1, 2016
Bi-erasure on my TV Screen what kind of nonsense Y'all can get cancelled real quick #CBB
— Jeriah (@Jeriah_BB) August 1, 2016
— Becky Bedbug (@BeckyBedbug) August 1, 2016
This is not the first time Biggins has made biphobic comments.
In an interview with The Big Issue in 2014 the panto star said:
“I think the people who fear homosexuality most are the ones who could be gay. The world is full of bisexuals because that’s the way they want to do it. What do they do? They ruin a woman’s life.”
“It’s so wrong, because you’re not owning up to what you are. You lead a double life so how can you be a real person?”
Biggins comments perpetuate myths about the bisexual community that are damaging and offensive. If you want to read something much more interesting, check out this piece, written by our stunningly talent bro at JOE.co.uk.
Yes, men can be bisexual too. No, it's not just a phase... https://t.co/3MwjTLDDkX
— JOE.co.uk (@JOE_co_uk) May 18, 2016