John Barnes responds to homophobia accusations after his Celebrity Big Brother eviction
Football legend John Barnes has responded to accusations of homophobia in his first interview since leaving Celebrity Big Brother. In an interview with Celebrity Big Brother host Emma Willis, Barnes firmly rejected the ‘lie’ that he had been homophobic towards housemates Andrew Brady and Shane Jenek. Barnes said that the accusations, which he branded a lie, had shocked and disappointed him. He said: “It was a bit of a shock when I saw the programme last night. “I was very disappointed with some of the suggestions of me being homophobic.” The football manager was nominated by fellow housemates in the wake of comments on Saturday’s show that many viewers branded as homophobic. The 54-year-old caused controversy after he said that housemate Andrew Brady would be “out of the club” if anything sexual happened between him and Courtney Act, given name Shane Jenek. Shane and John also discussed the stereotype that many heterosexual men are uncomfortable around gay men. During Tuesday’s episode, Emma Willis asked Barnes how he felt about knowing how those comments were one of the causes of his nomination and subsequent eviction. Barnes replied: “Had that been mentioned in there [during the nominations] we would have
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