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Dappy warned by CBB for calling gay people ‘bent’

7 comments - Posted on January 7 2014 at 12:57pm by Matt Scott

Celebrity Big Brother 13 January 2014 launch night - Dappy

N-Dubz rapper Dappy has become the second Celebrity Big Brother 2014 housemate to be warned by bosses over homophobic comments after using the derogatory term ‘bent’.

According to The Daily Star, Dappy’s remark came when Jasmine Waltz asked him if he’d ever sucked his own penis, with the 26-year-old replying: “Do I look bent?”

Shortly afterwards, Big Brother hauled Dappy to the Diary Room to remind him of the show’s rules regarding offensive language. Upon his return to the house, he is said to have told the other housemates that this was the third time he’d had a ticking off for his choice of words.

It is currently unclear whether this incident will be broadcast in the highlights shows.

Dappy’s warning came two days after Evander Holyfield was cautioned for saying that homosexuality is a ‘choice’ and comparing it to being handicapped.

Media regulator Ofcom has confirmed that they have recieved complaints over Evander’s comments, but pointed out that they have not yet launched an investigation.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Channel 5 said: “Following Evander Holyfield’s comments about his personal views of homosexuality, Big Brother spoke to him in the diary room.

“Evander was told that his views weren’t shared by a large section of society and that expressing those views and the language he used could be seen as extremely offensive to many people. He was warned to think carefully about repeating them. Evander understood and accepted this.

“The producers of Big Brother will continue to monitor this and will take further appropriate action should a similar matter arise again.”

Dappy and Evander are both currently facing the public vote for the ‘Bolt Hole’ twist, with one pair of housemates set to move to the secret room in tomorrow night’s live show.








7 comments on this article

  1. Stuart says:
    Tue 07 Jan Reply !

    I think that is as bad as calling someone the N word so why hasn’t be been kicked out?

  2. jennyjuniper says:
    Tue 07 Jan Reply !

    @Stuart
    Hi Stuart,
    bice to hear from you again. Dappy is a weird little weazel isn’t he. He reminds me of Anton from a few years back, remember him? He was a creepy little git too.

  3. Wally ! says:
    Tue 07 Jan Reply !

    Good point Stuart, Yet another class act gets away with discrimination? :down: :straight:

  4. Garth says:
    Tue 07 Jan Reply !

    @Stuart

    No, Stuart, it’s not as bad as calling someone the “N-word.” How do I know this? Because we’re saying the word “bent,” but we can’t even bring ourselves to say what the “N-word” is.

  5. Sam says:
    Tue 07 Jan Reply !

    @Garth
    I say it would seem not that its not as bad a word but people are more comfortable saying “bent” as if it’s more acceptable a word, rather than calling it “the B word”.

    Also I’m annoyed at the fact that if this did happen then it wasn’t aired, as homophobia on the show should consistently be made a point of (that it’s not at all acceptable on the show) in the same way as Evander. I question whether Evander should’ve been kicked out, but not to have given him at least a formal warning is bizarre.

  6. Wally ! says:
    Wed 08 Jan Reply !

    Its not the word that is unexceptable its the views of Individuals & the way society is excepting of one way of discrimination & not of others, which in its self is discrimination? Respect is a gift that can be offered as well as taken! We can only be humans together! :up: :heart:

  7. Sean Michael Crabtree says:
    Fri 10 Jan Reply !

    Well It didn’t cause me any
    Offence and I’m gay so big brother lossen up


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