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CBB hit with dozens of Ofcom complaints over racism and homophobia

The show has been controversial with viewers

Celebrity Big Brother has been hit with dozens of Ofcom complaints for perceived racism, homophobia and sexism.

Notably, viewers complained about what they thought to be racism in last night’s show after an argument broke out between Apprentice star Karthik Nageson and Paul Danan, The Sun reports.

On Sunday night’s episode, Karthik accused Paul of being racist after he seemingly called him ‘Qatar’.

Paul hit back at Karthik, saying: “I know your f*cking name”.

He later added that Karthik was “out of order” to play the “racist card”.

Paul also said: “If you ever f*cking do that again I ain’t gonna be happy.

“I’m not going to be happy if you dare to play the racist card again.

“If you’re not happy with your name and you need to be called K, change it.”

Paul was then called into the Diary Room, where he was told by Big Brother: “During your conversation Karthik misheard you and thought you had said Qatar.

“With that in mind it is understandable that Karthik may have thought that you were potentially using racist language as it’s the name of a Middle Eastern airline and therefore could be seen as demeaning and inappropriate.

“Can you see it from his side?”

Paul replied: “Absolutely I can, I completely can understand. If people say Danan wrong it really grates on me.

“If there is an airline that is very similar and it’s Middle East. It is proper politics.”

(Sidenote: Erm, guys. Qatar is a country with an airline named after it FYI)


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