Im a Celebrity's Nick Knowles accused of unconscious homophobia

Thread: Im a Celebrity's Nick Knowles accused of unconscious homophobia

  1. flumperino's Avatar

    flumperino said:

    banned Im a Celebrity's Nick Knowles accused of unconscious homophobia

    Nick Knowles has been accused of being unconsciously homophobic to [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] in last night's episode of [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].

    The British TV presenter, best known for DIY SOS, angered some fans after stating he felt uncomfortable touching underwear belonging to his female campmates but asked Barrowman to move them instead.
    I dont feel comfortable handling womens knickers but they are wet and need drying so would you hang them on the line? Knowles asked the Torchwood entertainer.
    Barrowman, who is openly gay, responded: Then why is it okay for me, a gay man, to pick it up but its not okay for a straight man? Its just a piece of clothing. Touching a pair of knickers doesnt mean you want to have sex with them, there are no sexual connotations at all."


    The Inbetweeners actor Emily Atack jumped to Knowles's defence, saying: I understand how a man would feel awkward picking up a young womans knickers he hasnt known for very long.
    Many viewers expressed their anger with Knowles, with one accusing him of unconscious homophobia on social media.
    "The fact that Nick Knowles asked John to move those knickers is typical straight ignorance, @MrDanPowers wrote, while @farth64 asked: If it were really about being old-fashioned, why ask John to pick up the girl's knickers? Why not ask the girl?"
    Another user, @lesta_lad, wrote: "Nick said its weird for 'a man' to pick up [a] lady's knickers. So why ask John Barrowman? John is male, is he not?"

    Some defended Knowles with @MelonySnickett arguing he hadn't asked John based on his sexuality, but "because he was nearest."
    User @AmyLaurens_ said: "Maybe John has washed them before n Nick asked him cause he's obv not fussed. No need to make it homophobic when we don't know the full story! [sic]."
    This year's contestants include The Chase star Anne Hegarty, former X Factor sensation Fleur East and television legend Noel Edmonds who is said to have [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] a record fee from ITV.

    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
     
  2. flumperino's Avatar

    flumperino said:

    Default Re: Im a Celebrity's Nick Knowles accused of unconscious homophobia

    So basically, you can't win these days.

    Pick up knickers yourself and you're branded as a creepy pervert.
    Ask a woman to pick up knickers and you're branded as a sexist.
    Ask a gay guy to do it and you're homophobic.
     
  3. Mickey's Avatar

    Mickey said:

    Default Re: Im a Celebrity's Nick Knowles accused of unconscious homophobia

    sounds about right
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
     
  4. BertRoot's Avatar

    BertRoot said:

    Default Re: Im a Celebrity's Nick Knowles accused of unconscious homophobia

    If it were me I would have licked them and hung them on the line.

     
  5. piggzy's Avatar

    piggzy said:

    Default Re: Im a Celebrity's Nick Knowles accused of unconscious homophobia

    All this PC bullshit really makes me sick. It is ruining the world as we know it.
     
  6. hoponbaby's Avatar

    hoponbaby said:

    Default Re: Im a Celebrity's Nick Knowles accused of unconscious homophobia

    He did say "I" don't feel comfortable, that doesn't imply that Barrowman would be comfortable just because he's gay, plenty of straight men would be fine with it as well.

    Most of the members on here would have cracked one off in to them.
     
  7. akimba's Avatar

    akimba said:

    Default Re: Im a Celebrity's Nick Knowles accused of unconscious homophobia

    Quote Originally Posted by flumperino View Post
    So basically, you can't win these days.

    Pick up knickers yourself and you're branded as a creepy pervert.
    Ask a woman to pick up knickers and you're branded as a sexist.
    Ask a gay guy to do it and you're homophobic.
    Yeah too true what ever you do someones going to find some angle to slate you!!!
     
  8. Clownfish's Avatar

    Clownfish said:

    Default Re: Im a Celebrity's Nick Knowles accused of unconscious homophobia

    It's just the demented few that used to watch Big Brother shouting about nothing on the internet.
    This irks me about social media,the voices of a few loons get amplified by traditional media who are desperate for a salacious story.
    Which in turn chips away at any form of common sense news reporting.

    "He said Jehova !!! ... Stone him !!!"
     
  9. mitchb's Avatar

    mitchb said:

    Default Re: Im a Celebrity's Nick Knowles accused of unconscious homophobia

    Quote Originally Posted by BertRoot View Post
    If it were me I would have licked them and hung them on the line.
    Think they were the governesses knicker s mate, ��
     
  10. c0axial's Avatar

    c0axial said:

    Default Re: Im a Celebrity's Nick Knowles accused of unconscious homophobia

    Plastic Bag and Sell Em.. ?!? Right !?
     
  11. Teajunkie's Avatar

    Teajunkie said:

    Default Re: Im a Celebrity's Nick Knowles accused of unconscious homophobia

    Have a sniff and maybe leave some special sauce in them before putting them back
    Instagram and twitter @mrteajunkie.
     
  12. DJ Overdose's Avatar

    DJ Overdose said:

    Default Re: Im a Celebrity's Nick Knowles accused of unconscious homophobia

    Have a shite and wipe your arse with them.

    Who really gives a fuck.


    DJ OD
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
    [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]