Winston McKenzie’s anti-gay slur has racked up over 350 complaints.
Over 350 complaints have been formally lodged to Ofcom after Channel 5 broadcast an anti-gay jibe by London Mayoral hopeful and ex-UKIP politician Winston McKenzie.
Winston McKenzie entered the Big Brother house on Tuesday night to a wave of boos after revealing that he would have to keep his back to the wall if there were any gay people in the house.
During his VT before his entry McKenzie said,
“I could cope with a homosexual in the house – as long as he keeps his back to the wall.”
The controversial ex-boxer has in the past likened same-sex adoption of children akin to child abuse – a comment for which he was nominated by Stonewall for Bigot Of The Year in 2013.
Ofcom revealed that 352 complaints had been made and a spokesperson for the regulator said,
“We will assess these complaints before deciding whether to investigate or not.”