BIG Brother fans have slammed the Late and Live show for “ignoring” Trish Balusa’s racism row.
The former Big Brother housemate came under fire shortly after getting the boot on Friday when historic “racist and homophobic” tweets were discovered by fans.Trish has faced backlash after “racist and homophobic” tweets emerged[/caption] Fans hit out at Will Best after Late and Live failed to mention the scandal[/caption]
One wrote on social media: “Are they not going to address the Trish situation?”
Another said: “Davina [McCall] and Emma [Willis] would have looked dead in the camera and levelled with the home audience about the Trish situation.
“I find it weird @ITV are hiding the topic under the rug.”
And someone else added: “The panel/audience trying not to mention the Trish Tweets.”
The shocking messages were posted in 2012 and include references to Asian people and lesbians, as well as vile Hitler tweets, which The Sun does not wish to repeat.
In a statement she later said: “I’m aware that some very concerning old tweets of mine have resurfaced and I would like to sincerely apologise for the harmful stereotypes I perpetuated and the pain I have caused to the marginalised communities and groups of people mentioned.
“There are no excuses for the ignorance that I showed and I am deeply disappointed, embarrassed and ashamed that I once made such comments.”
Fans have since turned on the former housemate after discovering the offensive tweets – despite formerly branding her a “national treasure”.
One fan wrote: “I am so saddened to read all these tweets from Trish over the past few years.
“I was sad she was evicted yesterday but honestly I’m glad she didn’t win in hindsight.”
Another fan wrote: “In just a day Trish went from being the nation’s sweetheart and being chanted to win to then getting evicted 30 seconds later, became a twitter icon, then got cancelled so hard she had to deactivate.”