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CBB star Stacy Francis sparks homophobia accusations with ‘gay boy’ comments

Joseph McCormick January 4, 2017

Celebrity Big Brother star Stacy Francis has been accused of homophobia after referring to another contestant as a “gay boy”.

Francis, a singer in the US, entered the CBB house on Tuesday.

She claims she was making a joke when she referred to Austin Armacost as a “gay boy” during a discussion on sleeping arrangements.

Speaking to James Jordan, Coleen Nolan and James Cosmo in the garden of the house, she repeatedly referred to Armacost as a “gay boy”.

Viewers took umbrage at the comments, accusing Francis of homophobia because she questioned if a straight male housemate would share a bed with a gay man “who wants him”.

She asked: “So he would sleep with a gay boy?”

After a long pause, Francis claimed she was joking, after James Jordan said: “Sorry, you’re American, I didn’t understand your humour.”

One viewer tweeted: “Clearly being gay is a problem to Stacy”.

And another added: “Stacy was high in my estimations until “that gay boy” comment, his name is Austin hun don’t go there”.

Following the comment, a Celebrity Big Brother spokesperson told Mirror Online: “As part of standard procedures, Big Brother often reminds housemates that language in the house can raise concerns and this was discussed with Stacy.”

Watch the comments by Stacy Francis below:

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