Some Celebrity Big Brother viewers think that Stacy Francis is “homophobic” after calling Austin Armacost a “gay boy”.
Some fans of the show are calling out Stacy Francis as “homophobic” after asking whether Ray J would be comfortable sleeping in the same bed as “the gay boy”. She was referring to Austin Armacost, who is openly gay.
The discussion was between housemates Coleen Nolan, James Jordan, James Cosmo and Stacy, who were discussing which bed each celebrity would take.
Apparently, US R&B star Ray J, who was asleep at the time when celebs were choosing beds, didn’t want to sleep in the same bed as DJ Brandon Block. The only other space available was bunking with Austin. On hearing the news Stacy asked,
“So [Ray J] didn’t want to sleep with Brandon? But he will sleep with a gay boy? The boy that wants to… the gay boy.
“Isn’t Austin gay? So [Ray J] okay with that?”
STUNNED: Stacy seemingly stunned her fellow housemates when she called Austin “gay boy”. She quickly said that she was being “sarcastic”.
The conversation went momentarily quiet before Stacy quipped she was being “sarcastic” and that everyone was “so serious”.
Well, needless to say, Twitter were right on it.
We just gonna ignore that homophobic comment Stacy made and tried to pass as sarcasm? ? #cbbuk #cbb
— . (@___hm_xo) January 4, 2017
Lmao Stacy tryna cover her homophobia by saying it's 'sarcasm' hm okay boo #cbb
— Gail Platt (@ashfish23) January 4, 2017
Stacy coming across a tad homophobic ?☕️ and back tracking when realising the rest of them aren't #CBB
— aisling????? (@mullificent16) January 4, 2017
Stacy referring to Austin as the gay boy is so homophobic we are all human and equal ? #CBB
— Roger Lee ? (@rogerlee29) January 4, 2017
Okay #cbb@channel5_tv you need to pull up #Stacy for that homophobic comment!! 2017 and I'm appalled at the ignorance!!
— Belle (@hkp074) January 4, 2017
Some were quick to her defence, by saying that what she said wasn’t homophobic,
Stacy wasn't homophobic… Although it wasn't the best choice of words! She did have a tough day!! #CBB
— Curtis Lee (@WonderingEyeXo) January 4, 2017
Just because Stacy said "gay boy" doesn't mean she's homophobic gosh #cbb
— SarJane (@JaneSarah20) January 4, 2017
So what do you think?