The comedian has been dubbed ‘sexist’ and ‘vile’
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.
If this is true, this is the worst move Channel 5 could make. Promoting ‘year of the woman’ and then sending in D*pper L*ughs. https://t.co/3q3vX1xCcA
— Emma Kelly (@TooManyEmmas) January 4, 2018
Dapper Laughs made a tasteless joke in 2014 about raping a woman and is now entering the all-female celebrity Big Brother house… Looks like the show’s premise of empowering women in celebration of 100 years since being granted the right to vote was all just lip service pic.twitter.com/vQ3ueIn0eU
— James Besanvalle (@JamesBesanvalle) January 4, 2018
CBB: LETS CELEBRATE THE WOMEN AND THE POWER AND STRUGGLES THEY’VE HAD
CBB THREE DAYS LATER THROWING IN DAPPER LAUGHS: HOLD MY BEER pic.twitter.com/nbQgl0RPfb
— Zoe London (@zoelondondj) January 5, 2018
Dapper Laughs, the man that was pulled from TV as result of telling a member of his audience that she was ‘gagging for a rape’ is entering the #CBB Year Of The Woman special. Oh, the sweet, sweet irony.
— Isabelle (@isabellervse) January 4, 2018
It’s unbelievably tone deaf and insensitive of Channel 5 to give Dapper Laughs any kind of platform. Shame on them. How many sexual abuse survivors have been triggered by him going into the #CBB house tonight? #GetHimOut
— Miriam Kennedy (@Miriam_Kennedy) January 5, 2018
The show – which reunites former couples for one night to talk things over – attracted complaints last night (January 2) after its season premiere featured a man angrily confronting his ex-girlfriend after she disclosed that she’d been on a date since their split.
The former couple, Amy and Tom, were filmed in conversation about their relationship, with Tom at one point angrily telling Amy: “I think you fucked it… You need to think very carefully about what you’re gonna say next”, before he then stormed off set.
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‘Celebrity Big Brother’ criticised for adding Dapper Laughs to ‘feminist’ season