Celebrity Big Brother favourite, Christopher Biggins, has attracted the criticism of Channel 5 viewers after he said bisexual people should “admit they’re gay”.
Christopher Biggins has been heavily criticised on social media after revealing that he thinks that people should “pick a team” when it comes to sexuality.
During a chat with fellow housemate and Mob Wives star Renee Graziano about sexuality, the panto king said, that bisexuals were the “worst type” and that he believed that they were people not wanting to admit that they were gay.
Here’s the transcript:
Christopher: Renee, you’ve got nothing against gays have you?
Renee: Me? No! Not at all, okay, 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. But I think today in society they kinda force things on people and they confuse you…
Christopher: “I think the worst type, though, I’m afraid to say it, is the bisexuals
Renee: I… That upsets me… You have to pick a team.
Christopher: Yes, what it is, is, people not wanting to admit they’re gay,
Renee: Please pick team, pick anyone you want…
Christopher: I know, I know, I totally agree. Be honest that’s what you gotta be.
Viewers on Twitter were quick to blast Biggins for his comments.
The Bisexual Index, the UK bi activist group fighting biphobia & bisexual erasure said,
“Yes, Christopher Biggins is still spouting biphobia,He hosts
@stonewalluk‘s Equality Dinner, ironically…”
I have lost a lot of respect for both Christopher Biggins and Renee. #CBB
— Joey's Smile (@JGraceffaSmiles) August 1, 2016
— Karen Pollock MBACP She/They (@CounsellingKaz) August 2, 2016
This isn’t the first time Mr Biggins has upset the bisexual community. In 2014, during an interview with The Big Issue, Biggins said that bisexuals “ruin women’s lives”.
He told the magazine,
“I think the people who fear homosexuality most are the ones who could be gay. The world is full of bisexuals because that’s the way they want to do it. What do they do? They ruin a woman’s life. It’s so wrong, because you’re not owning up to what you are. You lead a double life so how can you be a real person?”
“Then in my early twenties I met a girl and married her, because I thought that was the thing to do. Ridiculous. I hadn’t thought it through and of course it didn’t work. Now I’ve happily been with Neil (Neil Sinclair, his civil partner) for 21 years and that’s how it should have been.”
CBB continues tonight on Channel 5 at 9PM