Bake Off’s Noel Fielding made a ‘gay joke’ and people aren’t happy
Noel Fielding is facing a backlash after posting a photo of himself with Great British Bake Off co-host Paul Hollywood.
Fielding, who took over as a host from Mel and Sue after GBBO moved from the BBC to Channel 4, posted the photo to his Twitter page.
He wrote: “This should put to rest any rumours that me and blue eyes @PaulHollywood don’t get on 🙂 ha ha ha x.”
It showed the two appearing to jokingly simulate anal sex.
But not everyone saw the funny side.
A number of Twitter users responded to Fielding’s post to say that the joke was made in poor taste and was offensive.
Some accused Fielding of homophobia and making a joke of gay sex.
One Twitter user wrote: “Gay sex isn’t there for your cheap & nasty humour… Rethink your attitude, please*…. *I’ve responded more patiently than most might.”
While a second added: “Straight guys pretending to be gay HAHAHAHAHAHA…. How did you guys think of something so hilarious?”
And a third said: “Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm homophobia”.
Another wrote: “Steady on guys, This is a family show!!”
Many, however, defended the hosts and said they simply wanted to know where Fielding got his shirt from.
The British show faced criticism in 2016 as the contestants were announced holding bowls of icing that seemingly marked their gender (females held pink icing, while males held blue).
However, the show has since controversially moved to Channel 4 and the new promo is much more inclusive with its rainbow cake-themed announcement of the contestants.
The contestants were announced on Twitter and the show has been applauded for the diverse mix.
One person wrote: “6 men 6 women. Tick. Cultural diversity. Tick.”
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