Big Brother is at the center of a racism row after viewers condemned a comment Olivia made to Chinese housemate Yinrun on Monday.
The Scottish dancer, 23, tried to teach her fellow contestants a highland song entitled Donald’s Trousers, but they struggled to understand her strong accent.
Kerry, from Essex, said: ‘I’ll be honest with you, I don’t recognize a single word of what you said.’
While London-born Hallie added: ‘Not the same, all I got was Donald’s trousers.’
Olivia then pointed to Yinrun, who was born in China but lives in Harrogate, and said: “If you didn’t understand me, she has no idea what I just said.”
Controversy: Big Brother finds itself at the center of a racism row after viewers disapproved of a comment made by Olivia (pictured) to Chinese housemate Yinrun on Monday
Accents: The Scottish dancer tried to teach her fellow contestants a highland song called Donald’s Trousers, but they struggled to understand her strong accent (Yinrun photo)
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While a second said: ‘Did Olivia REALLY say if you don’t understand me then she definitely won’t (then continue pointing at Yinrun!) My bloody jaw is still open! Horrible girl! #racism #BigBrotherUK #getoliviaout’.
Another commented: ‘Casual xenophobia from Olivia. Very on brand’.
And a fourth said: ‘Olivia – racism doesn’t make you any less boring.’
Elsewhere in the show, they were left fuming again after Olivia was saved from eviction.
She succeeded in her secret task and avoided being labeled ‘least entertaining’ by her housemates, making her safe from the public vote.
After singing and dancing in an attempt to impress, viewers were left claiming that Olivia would ‘give an aspirin a headache’ and wishing she had faced the blow and ‘go away’.
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Spoken: Olivia then pointed to Yinrun, who was born in China but lives in Harrogate, and said: ‘If you didn’t understand me, she has no idea what I just said.’
Unimpressed: Furious fans took to X, formerly known as Twitter
While a second said: ‘Olivia is mean on Big Brother, go away.’
Someone else said: ‘Olivia would give an aspirin a headache, Jesus Christ.’
While another wrote: ‘Oh Big Brother KNEW we would all want Olivia out, funny how she was tasked with gaining immunity this week.’
And: ‘I hoped she would go’.
Another said: “Olivia is starting to annoy me already.”
While someone else wrote: ‘Olivia needs to leave the Big Brother house’.
And: ‘Come on Big Brother…less Olivia please’.
It comes after Olivia was branded a ‘diva’ and ‘annoying’ by fans after she dramatically burst into tears when she found herself having to be evicted within minutes of entering the house.
During one task, fellow contestant Jenkin, 25, predicted that Olivia would be ‘the hardest housemate to live with’, which unknowingly led to her facing the public vote.
Big Brother continues on Tuesday at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.
BIG BROTHER 2023: MEET THE PARTICIPANTS!
HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS DESCRIBE YOU? “Loud and messy, and probably annoying.”
WHAT IS IT LIKELY NOMINATED FOR? “I think I could possibly offend some people. My mouth moves faster than my brain.”
PROFESSION: Stay-at-home mom
WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH THE PRIZE MONEY IF YOU WON? ‘I think my first priority is to get my living situation in order. The housing crisis is just ridiculous and my housing situation is unstable. It brings me a lot of mom guilt because I have a young child. It is my biggest drive and motivation to win.”
WHAT IS IT LIKELY NOMINATED FOR? “Being grumpy and acting like I don’t want to be there, even though in my heart I do. They could nominate me because I might not be involved or because I don’t pay equal attention to everyone. They may feel left out, but there’s nothing I can do about that.’
TELL US AN INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOURSELF: ‘I appeared on a TV show called The Last Leg about amputees – two years before I lost my leg!’
WHAT MADE YOU APPLY TO BECOME A BIG BROTHER ROOMMATE? ‘I like challenges. I’ve had so many great times in my life, like going to Miss Universe as Miss Great Britain. I like doing something different and I think this is the next challenge I want to overcome. I want to show people what pageant girls are really like and debunk many stereotypes surrounding them. I also show what it’s like to be a woman who has worked in male-dominated industries. I want to show that women can do anything they want.’
PROFESSION: Security officer
WHAT IS IT LIKELY NOMINATED FOR? “Being the biggest fuss, eating all the food and being the loudest roommate.”
WHAT IS IT LIKELY NOMINATED FOR? “I think when people are in that hangry state, I turn people on and grind their gears. I think they will nominate me because I am outspoken, and because of my brutal honesty and exaggeration of opinions.’
PROFESSION: Make-up artist
TELL US AN INTERESTING FACT ABOUT YOURSELF: ‘People are always surprised when I say that I got married at the age of 43. Or also that I am a former holiday representative in Gran Canaria and Menorca.’
PROFESSION: Youth worker
WHAT IS IT LIKELY NOMINATED FOR? ‘Be lazy and have an opinion. I’m quite opinionated, I like to express my opinion and not many people like that. I’m very real.’
PROFESSION: Customer-service employee
What part of the experience are you most looking forward to? “I’m most excited to be surrounded by so many people from different walks of life. I don’t think I’ll ever live in a house with so many different types of people again. I’m from China and I think it will help me become more immersed in British culture.’
PROFESSION: Dental therapist
WHAT ARE YOU LIKELY TO BE NOMINATED FOR? ‘Probably just because it’s annoying. In Wales we have the saying: ‘I do it this way now.’ So if I were going to make dinner and leave a plate aside, I have every good intention of washing it, but I’d say, “I’ll do it now in a minute,” and it could be three. hours later before I do it. So probably for crazy stuff like that.”
PROFESSION: Fashion model
WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH THE PRIZE MONEY IF YOU WON? ‘Pay off my debts and help my family. I also saved up to build a park in my village back home in Thailand because where I grew up there are no parks or playgrounds.’
BY: Isle of Man
HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY DESCRIBE YOU? “They would say I’m a lucky person, or someone who really wants to experience life to the fullest and do everything it has to offer. Someone who is kind and fun and doesn’t take life too seriously.’
PROFESSION: Food writer
HOW WOULD YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY DESCRIBE YOU? ‘I think they would say I’m very sociable and talkative. I mean, I’ll be honest, my parents would definitely say I’m a bit of a snob, but I take it as a compliment. I think it means you have high standards and good taste. They would say I was a very strange child.’
PROFESSION: NHS manager
WHY ARE YOU APPLYING TO BECOME A BIG BROTHER HOUSEHOLD? ‘I think the program is great. For me, it’s the ultimate reality TV show ever. I have multiple sclerosis and the reason I never signed up before is because I always saw those huge, grand stairs to get into the house. It just felt a little unfeasible because I was in a wheelchair for the first three years of my illness. When I saw it coming back and looking for real people from all walks of life, I thought, this is my year.”