Big Brother is facing a backlash after a contestant who tweeted homophobic slurs appears on the show.

Homophobic tweets sent by Tom Barber have come back to haunt him after it was revealed that he used the homophobic slur “faggot” and used “gay” and “lesbian” as pejorative descriptions in tweets sent to friends.

Fans spotted the tweets after Tom was voted by the public to enter the house this week.

Some fans of the show have called for a boycott of the show.

 

Here are the Tweets sent from Tom Barber’s account.

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This is not the first time Big Brother has faced criticism over past homophobic actions by housemates. Last year contestant Andrew Tate was removed after it appeared that he had used racist and homophobic language on social media.

THEGAYUK reached out to Channel 5 for comment. So far they have refused to respond to requests for comment.