Friday 30 September 2016

Celebrity Big Brother fans outraged by Winston McKenzie's homophobic comments

Published 06/01/2016 | 09:47

Winston McKenzie outraged Celebrity Big Brother viewers with his homophobic comments
Winston McKenzie outraged Celebrity Big Brother viewers with his homophobic comments

The drama kicked off even before Winston McKenzie entered the Celebrity Big Brother house last night as viewers reacted with outrage to his homophobic comments.

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The former UKIP spokesman made the comments during his introductory video recording, which aired before he arrived on stage with Emma Willis.

"I could cope with a homosexual in the house - I guess I'll just have to and with my back against a brick wall all the time." he said.

The 62-year-old faced backlash on Twitter as viewers questioned why his comments were aired and why he was not challenged on them by Willis.

Winston McKenzie
Winston McKenzie

There are two gay contestants in the house - John Partridge and Christopher Maloney - and fans expect fireworks to erupt as McKenzie's views are aired in the house.

Big Brother's Bit On the Side presenter Rylan Clarke, who also happens to be gay, said, "I'm alreayd having a brick wall made for his eviction, just in case."

McKenzie also caused consternation by saying he wanted to make fellow housemate Nancy Dell'Ollio "submissive".

"I don’t care too much about shape or size… well I do, it is important… but I have wide-ranging tastes,' he said.

"Colour or creed is not important, but I want to love her. Someone who’s vibrant and jealous. And that’s what Nancy is.

"She likes to fight. I need to work on her mind first, and make sure she becomes submissive. You can’t just charge in like a bull in a china shop, can you?"

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