Katie Price made a cheap joke about India Willoughby and condoms and people aren’t happy
Katie Price has left Celebrity Big Brother viewers confused and angry after she made a cheap joke about India Willoughby and condoms.
Appearing on Celebrity Big Brother’s Bit On The Side, Price made the odd joke when discussing Willoughby with presenter Rylan Clark-Neal.
Asking Price who she would nominate that night, she pinpointed Willoughby.
She said: “India. I’m just sick to death of her talking about… well, India and Jonny are up, she needs to learn how to use a jonny for one.”
The misguided joke went down like a led balloon among the studio audience, earning just a singular cheer.
Price continued, trying to explain that she had just become “bored” of Willoughby, who has begun to describe herself as the pantomime villain of the house.
“No, I’m sorry about that but I’m just bored of it all urm, yeah you know the LGBT, you know, I just think they need to respect it a bit more,” she said.
On Twitter, puzzled fans questioned what Price meant by the cheap joke.
“What does Katie Price mean by India needs to learn how to use a Jonny? I’m confused,” one person wrote.
Another said: “Can anyone explain @Katie Price comment about India learning how to use a Jonny? Heads fell off.”
A third simply added: “Eh? I don’t even.. Eh?”
Other viewers took offence to the joke.
“I f*cking detest Katie Price and her snide comments,” one person wrote.
Another added: “Katie Price is just…. erghh…”
Since entering the house, Willoughby has been at the centre of a number of controversies, including her flippant dismissal of gender fluid people and her comparison of drag to blackface.
She attacked the art of drag after housemate Shane Jenek, who is better known for performing as Courtney Act, helped a fellow contestant, Apprentice star Andrew Brady, to transform into a drag queen.
After a two hour makeover, Jenek revealed their work to a delighted group.
However, Willoughby fell silent before unleashing a storm of abuse on her fellow housemates for laughing at the drag transformation.
The 51-year-old stormed away from the room and began to cry – pinning her distress on her “drag phobia”.
“It did [upset me]. Why? I’m a woman, not what [he thinks] a woman! Not a man. A man walked into the room in a dress, and everyone laughed at it.
“I’ve got something called gender dysphoria, which you can only resolve with medical attention. Someone coming in dressed that way, freaks me out.”
Willoughby then compared drag to blackface, adding: “Transexual people have suffered over the years, a lot of laughter. Probably like the old days when the black-and-white minstrels put on a show… Obviously, black people would find that offensive.”
The comments sparked outrage among her fellow housemates, with Brady calling her a “f***ing d***head”.
She previously claimed that she believed that gender fluid people “cheapen” the experience of transgender people.
“For people like me, it’s not a part-time thing and not a choice”, Willoughby said.
“That word ‘transgender’ can mean anything from RuPaul to someone who’s Bob one day and Barbara another day, and I think that cheapens the seriousness of it”.
The RuPaul’s Drag Race season six runner-up identifies as gender fluid when not in drag, but uses female pronounces when performing.
Courtney Act is now a favourite to win the show, with the bookies favouring her to win 9-4
Willoughby is now the most likely to leave first.
She is up for eviction after eight other contestants nominated her.
Amanda Barrie, Rachel Johnson and Ann Widdecombe are amongst those who nominated the trans news broadcaster.