2018’s first sequence of Celebrity Big Brother got here to our screens this week, and even on day two, it appears to be like like that is going to be some of the controversial CBB sequence but.
This 12 months’s launch present provided an sudden twist, that includes an all-female line-up of movie star housemates to commemorate the 100 12 months anniversary of girls getting the vote.
Just two days in nevertheless, Twitter customers are already reeling from the controversial conversations which were taking place in the home, with viewers taking explicit offence to ex-MP Ann Widdecombe’s opinions on shamed producer Harvey Weinstein.
The previous few months have seen over 50 girls, from Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow to Cara Delevingne and Uma Thurman, come ahead with accusations of harassment and in some circumstances assault by the the 65-year-old film mogul. And with this sequence of CBB purported to deal with girls’s points, it appeared inevitable that it will come up, however individuals weren’t anticipating the opinions that will floor.
‘When it involves Harvey Weinstein, I simply assume anyone ought to have stated, “it’s not really worth it darling, I’d rather not get the part!”’ defined actress Amanda Barrie. ‘I tend to agree,’ added ex-MP Ann Widdecombe. ‘There was a choice.’
Since the airing of the episode, viewers have been taking to Twitter to voice their outrage, accusing the 70-year-old former politician of ‘victim blaming.’
‘There’s a option to sleep with somebody for a component. There’s not a option to be sexually assaulted,’ posted one indignant Twitter person, @OnceUponASophie. ‘There’s a MASSIVE distinction. #CBB’
Amanda Barrie has additionally come beneath fireplace for her feedback, saying, ‘It’s simply for those who’re silly sufficient to go to mattress with anyone since you need the half. I simply don’t get it.’
Fellow contestant Malika Haqq wasn’t afraid to face as much as them, insisting, ‘It’s not all the time that apparent. That’s how individuals typically find yourself subjecting themselves in conditions and situations – you don’t see it coming and you find yourself doing one thing you actually don’t wish to find yourself doing.’
If this a lot controversy has come out of simply two days in the home, we don’t know what to anticipate by February.