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Old 26-09-2016, 05:39 PM   #1
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CELEBRITY Big Brother booted Christopher Biggins after he outraged viewers with offensive comments.

And now, an investigation has been launched by Ofcom into former CBB contestant Biggins.

The pantomime star was kicked off the show in August for his remarks on bisexuality and for using anti-Semitic language.

Chatting with fellow contestant Renee Graziano, the openly gay actor said: "The worst type though is, I'm afraid to say, the bisexuals... what it is is people not wanting to admit they are gay.

"You have to pick a team."

Viewers back home were outraged, but Biggins decided to dig an even deeper hole.

He claimed HIV was spread by bisexuals who had sex with infected people abroad "and brought it back to their own families in America, and that's how it became a worldwide disease".

The broadcasting watchdog Ofcom announced that his remarks received 20 complaints.

A representative said: "We're investigating whether a contestant's comments about bisexual people were offensive and breached funereally accepted standards."

Biggins also offended viewers after telling Jewish housemate Katie Waissel: "You better be careful or they'll be putting you in a shower and taking you to a room."

How he thought that one was a smart idea, we'll never know.

Ofcom recently confirmed that it's launching another investigation into a racial slur on Coronation Street.

472 people complained to the regulator after Catherine Tydesley's character Eva Price said the line: "I have more roots than ****a Kinte."

The comments led to Corrie bosses apologising "if this dialogue has caused offence".

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/showbiz-t...ty-big-brother
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Old 26-09-2016, 05:41 PM   #2
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has ofcom ever actually investigated and it not come back as cleared?

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Old 26-09-2016, 05:44 PM   #3
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Oh, give it a rest.
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It say's viewers were outraged (I was a viewer, and I wasn't outraged)

And then say's it got 20 complaint's? (So what they mean is 20 viewers out of, what? a million or so? were outraged)

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tbf he comments were quite offensive, bisexuals are real. Ive lost count of how many Ive made realise that they are gay.
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Haha ofcom are like an extension of the daily star. No one takes them seriously anymore
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Not exactly going to get very far. Warnings all over the place and he got chucked out.
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Old 26-09-2016, 09:14 PM   #9
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