NME Festival blog: ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ criticised for adding Dapper Laughs to ‘feminist’ season
Dapper Laughs was added to the Celebrity Big Brother house last night, in a move that’s been widely criticised after Channel 5 proclaimed to be celebrating the ‘Year of The Woman’ with their previously all-female house.
Dapper Laughs – real name Daniel O’Reilly – was publicly shamed after making countless distasteful and sexist jokes via his popular Vine account. After his ITV2 show was cancelled due to Dapper Laughs claiming a member of his audience was ‘gagging for a rape’, O’Reilly killed off the ‘character’, only to bring him back a few months later.
Now, O’Reilly has entered the Big Brother house, following the launch of a previously all-female house, ostensibly chosen to celebrate the ‘Year of The Woman’ and 100 years since women were granted the right to vote in the UK.
Unsurprisingly, the move has caused a huge backlash – check out some of the most disapproving reactions below.
Straight from the NME
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