Christopher Biggins slammed after making biphobic comments on CBB
The TV personality claimed people only claim to be bisexual because they are too afraid to admit that they are gay.
Christopher Biggins has found himself at the centre of a fresh controversy, after making a series of biphobic comment on Celebrity Big Brother.
The pantomime regular caused a stir during a conversation with fellow ‘celebrity’ contestant, Mob Wives ‘star’ Renee Graziano (don’t worry, we’ve never heard of her either).
The incident came after Graziano made a series of observations about the LGBT community during a conversation with gay housemates Frankie (Ariana’s brother) Grande and Biggins.
Following her comments, Biggins asked: “Do you have a problem with gay people?”
The Mob wife explained that she didn’t, stating: “When you’re gay you’re gay. And I think it’s beautiful because I think it’s who you are and it’s natural.”
Sadly, neither contestant seemed to share the same feelings for the bisexual community.
“I think today in society they kind of force things on people and they confuse you,” Graziano said.
Biggins quickly agreed, claiming that some people only come out as LGBT to be “trendy”.
“I think the worst type though is, I’m afraid to say, the bisexuals,” Biggins continued. “What it is is people not wanting to admit they are gay.”
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“That upsets me,” Graziano echoed. “You have to pick a team.”
Needless to say, the pair’s controversial comments were slammed online, with former CBB contestant and drag race royalty Michelle Visage quick to express her disappointment in the duo.
This is not the first time Biggins has been criticised for his views on the LGBT community.
The entertainer – who has been in a civil partnership with Neil Sinclair since 2006 – opposed the introduction of equal marriage, claiming in 2012: “I’m very anti-marriages, because I think that is for heterosexual couples. We can’t get rid of everything”.
He re-stated his opposition to same-sex marriage last year, claiming it’s “a step too far”.