Big Brother contestant’s homophobic and racist past uncovered
Channel 5 issued a statement condemning the “offensive” comments.
Big Brother contestant Andrew Tate has been revealed to have made homophobic and racist comments on social media in the past.
Tate has repeatedly used several offensive slurs in his Twitter posts including “fag”, “chinky”, “paki”, and “wog”, as well as expressing controversial opinions.
“Big Brother does not condone any kind of racist or homophobic behaviour in the House,” a Channel 5 spokesperson told Digital Spy.
“If offensive comments of that sort are made in the house, Big Brother will deal with them appropriately, in accordance with its long-standing protocols.”
Taking issue with LGBT inclusive education, Tate wrote: “they are teaching gay issues to 7-yr old kids. BY LAW.
“A pure homosexual can not reproduce, so they need your children for new partners. OK”
Viewers have since demanded Tate be removed for his outbursts, despite him writing them years before he entered the house.
Although the makers of the show are yet remove Tate, he may find his views challenged by one his fellow housemates.
Former BBC journalist Andy West – who was suspended for challenging homophobic boxer Tyson Fury – also entered the Big Brother house earlier this week.
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Heavyweight boxing champ Tyson Fury was controversially nominated for the BBC’s Sports ‘Personality’ award last year – despite claiming that homosexuality and paedophilia will bring about the apocalypse.
The boxer has simultaneously stood by his comments and denied being homophobic – while also claiming that sex with children was legalised by a fictional ‘Gay Rights Act 1977‘.
West was suspended after calling out his employer over the incident, accusing the BBC of “hurting me and other gay people by celebrating someone who considers me no better than a paedophile.”
“I stopped being a journalist a while ago under weird circumstances, so I thought this was a chance to show that journalists also have personalities and they’re nice people,” he told Emma Willis.
“Journalists get a lot of stick sometimes, so I wanted to show we’re decent types.”