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Big Brother's Ryan branded 'disgusting imbecile' by former winner over transphobic joke

2016-06-14
Not one to shy away from making trouble for himself, one of Big Brother housemate Ryan Ruckledge's old tweet has come back to bite him on the butt. The transphobic comment that he made back in 2012 is about former winner Luke Anderson, who became the first transgender man to win the infamous reality show. gallery-1465900822-ryan-tweet There have been calls by Luke to take Ruckledge out of the house. He told The Mirror, "In previous shows, housemates using derogatory racial terms had been ejected immediately. Transphobic hate speech is no different. There is a growing LGBT community who will be offended." However a Big Brother spokesperson has said: "Big Brother does not condone any offensive behaviour in the house. If offensive comments of that sort are made in the house, Big Brother will deal with them appropriately, in accordance with its long-standing protocols." 1131570_wenn3929746 So it looks like Ryan won't be removed from the house as he comments were not made in the house. Luke responded to Ryan's tweet, quoting it and calling him a "disgusting imbecile". "There you have it.. What an absolute disgusting imbecile https://t.co/5vni5LcgiE" — Luke Anderson (@JustLukeyA) June 13, 2016 Words: Darren Mew More stories: Orlando gay club shooting: The victims Anderson Cooper breaks down during tribute to Orlando victims