Christopher Biggins and Renee Graziano have made themselves *pretty* unpopular following a conversation on the Channel 5 show...
There’s always a controversial conversation (or three) during Celebrity Big Brother, right?
Audiences have already accused Geordie Shore’s Marnie Simpson of ‘bullying’ behaviour, and now Christopher Biggins and Renee Graziano have come under fire for ‘biphobic’ comments.
During last night’s episode, the entertainer and the Mob Wives star had a chat about sexuality.
Christopher asked his housemate, ‘Renee, you’ve got nothing against gays have you?’
She replied, ‘I think its beautiful because it’s who you are and I think it’s natural.
‘But I think today in society, I think they kind of force things on people and confuse you.’
Then, Biggins stated: ‘The worst type I’m afraid to say are the bisexuals. What it is is people not wanting to admit they’re gay.’
Renee agreed with him: ‘You have to pick a team!’
Hold on, are we still living in 2016?
Yup. Thought so.
Social media (understandably) was not impressed with the nature of their conversation.
One slammed: ‘Bi-erasure is a THING. And Biggins gets to spout that nonsense unchecked? No thank you. #CBB’.
Another wrote, ‘Honestly big brother should pull up Biggins and Renee for their biphobia, they would be pulled up if it was homophobia or racism. #CBBUK’.
Other comments included: ‘My level of respect for Christopher Biggins has just dropped dramatically #cbbuk’ and ‘No longer team Biggins after saying bi people should pick a side. #cbb #cbbuk’.
This isn’t the first time that Christopher Biggins has shared his view on bisexuality.
A 2014 interview with the Big Issue has now resurfaced, where he said: ‘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.’
Just because Christopher feels that he identifies as a gay man, does not mean that others can’t identify as something different.
But we can’t help but feel that Renee was just as much a part of the conversation.
Come on, it’s 2016, let’s just accept each other for who we are.