A pile of pennies for the swear jar
Channel 5 has reportedly received over 1000 complaints related to bullying after an incident in the Big Brother house involving contestants Conor McIntyre and Deana Uppal.
As the only contestant to fail Monday's Confusing Cuisine challenge to eat a cake made from ham and hot sauce, Deana came to blows with some of the other housemates, who suggested she had made too much fuss over the whole thing.
The heaviest criticism came from Conor, who launched into a pretty colourful rant, saying: "I'm gonna play loads of pranks on her. F**king piece of s**t, I don't give a f**k if I'm pulled up to the Diary Room."
With several members of the house having things to say about the challenge, Deana ended up in tears and said that she felt "bullied" by certain housemates.
The show producers seemed unhappy with the language being used too and pulled Conor into the Diary Room to remind him of the show rules against aggressive behaviour.
From the sound of things, people at home sympathised with Deana and Channel 5 have apparently now received over 1000 complaints of bullying over the incident.
It's not the first time Big Brother has received complaints over bullying and probably most memorably, the show faced controversy over allegations of racism relating to Jade Goody and Shilpa Shetty during the 2008 series.
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