Celebrity Big Brother housemates Christopher Biggins and Renee Graziano competed recently to see who could be the bigger biphobe. In a fierce competition, they pretty much tied for worst.
Actor and television presenter Biggins asked “Mob Wives” star Graziano what her feelings were on gay people.
“I think it’s beautiful because it’s who you are and I think it’s natural,” she said. “But I think today in society, I think they kind of force things on people and confuse you.”
“I think the worst type though, I’m afraid to say, is the bisexuals,” Biggins added.
“That upsets me,” Grazino said. “You have to pick a team.”
“Yeah,” Biggins said. “What it is, is people not wanting to admit they’re gay.”
“Please pick a team!” Graziano pleads. “You can pick any one you want.”
“I know, I agree,” Biggins said. “I totally agree.
Yeah, just pick a team. So long as that team perfectly conforms to their false dichotomy where everyone is on one end of the spectrum or the other, despite what social science has taught us over the decades about the complexities of human sexuality.
Ironically, they seem unaware that what they are doing, displaying the type of biphobia that anyone not on “Team Gay” or “Team Straight” often receive from both communities, is the exact reason that few people “pretend” at being bisexual for very long.
It quickly becomes evident that identifying as bisexual is not going to make your life any easier and that it is probably easier to just identify as gay. Unless, of course, you are legitimately bisexual and want to live your truth, in spite of the rampant biphobia present in society.
The comments are inspiring many to join team “F*ck you, Biggins and Graziano.”
I hope the conversation between Biggins and Renee invalidating bisexuality causes controversy because that shouldn't go under the radar #CBB
— tom🍋 (@thomas__don) August 1, 2016
@bbuk can renee and biggins pls get a warning for their biphobic discussion, they'd receive one if it was homophobic or racist
— cam🍒 (@bottledyouth) August 1, 2016
Disgusted at the attitudes of Renee and Biggins towards bisexuality 😡 #cbb
— Sophie Collacott (@s0phiecollacott) August 1, 2016
Oh my gosh! Shocked at Biggins blatant biphobia on #CBB wtf?!
— Juno Dawson (@junodawson) August 1, 2016
— Naomi 🌻 (@missnaomiralph) August 1, 2016