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
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