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Katie caught out using homophobic language

Lisa and Jake also in the sin bin

Day 40

17 October 2014

Posted by Tim

Sometimes you don’t really get to know a housemate until they’ve been evicted. And some evictees need some serious lessons in using social media.

Dumped housemate Katie has been caught out throwing around some casual homophobic language in a Vine video posted by fellow ex-housemate Lisa.


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The pair were driving to a Miley Cyrus concert Friday night accompanied by ex-HM Jake and decided to post some Vine videos of “paparazzi” following them.

The “paparazzi” was actually just one guy on a scooter who didn’t have a camera and wasn’t taking photos, but the HMs decided to be obnoxious anyway. After he drives off Katie faces the phone and says “look at his poofy little scooter” as Lisa and Jake laugh on.

Update: Lisa has deleted her videos, but we recorded them. Neither Katie, Lisa or Jake have issued an apology.

Just moments earlier the three evictees were throwing sarcastic comments at the same man:

Katie also posted photos of the scooter driver on Instagram:


Naturally the response has been scathing on Twitter and our forums:

And on our forums:

I’m not surprised she did that. It matches the other stuff we’ve seen. And Paparazzi? They wish. What bullshit. Who are the ones holding the cameras? Not the guy on the bike that’s for sure. Up themselves much?

So if on first view I could not tell that whether it was a bike or scooter I think using the word poofy to describe it is wrong… Also who uses that word these days? Did we just travel back in time to the early to mid 90s?

  • She has a right to voice her oppion just as gays have a right to there’s

  • Clearly, none of you is gay! The term “poofy” and any term like it has always been a homophobic slur. If she said “this scooter is gay” it would be just as bad! I bet if I said “Katie, you are wearing a “slutty” dress”, she would be offended!

  • I don’t think they were using the term ‘poofy’ in a derogatory context either

  • its like she trying to get publicity for being (intentionally) controversial. Lara Bingle does that and I have seen a few of Laras (would be if they could be) model friends do the same on FB. either way I doubt I will ever be a fan of Katie.

  • How can it be anything but a derogatory term? Especially when there are thousands of other descriptive words in the English language! It really says something about Katie’s limited vocabulary.

  • i am openly gay, and do not take offense to ‘a poofy scooter’ I think as a society we are becoming to soft and precious

  • I wonder how Jason will feel when he sees this? Disgusting behaviour!

  • Yeah sorry to burst all your collective bubbles, but using that kind of language is homophobic. It’s the same as me saying that Katie dresses like a slut. There is a loaded history behind certain words.

  • I love scooters. I would love to own one.

  • I worked on the door of a gay club on the goldie for almost 2 years, my profile pic was taken there , most of them openly used the term ‘poof’, on the other hand the word ‘faggot’ is derogatory, where as ‘poof’ is light hearted…im certainly not a homophobe.

  • Oops! Just a tad narcissistic lol

  • Have no interest in this years BB …. Very poorly chosen candidates by channel 9, the above does not surprise me

  • Why am I not surprised…

  • Canuck

    What do you expect from trashy strippers like them.

  • Stuballs

    Thats a load of shite! Poofy scooter?? its not even close to homophobic. All you people that have a problem with that need a vacation at Hitlers barbecue retreat!

  • Jon

    Using the word “poofy” is a non issue and people who make a fuss over this are devaluing their opinions when people make truly offense slurs. Nonetheless they are making fools of themselves, they should be begging to be followed by paparazzi. It takes some ego to act like that.

  • Celestial

    They wish paparazzi was following them. In their dreams. Fucking bullies.

  • Frou-Zen Waters

    I’m all for gay rights and I hate homophobia, but let’s be fair and remember that she called an inanimate object “poofy”. It’s not like she called the man riding it one.

    Not to mention, “faggot” is a much worse word. “Poofy” has been appropriated a little and people would usually use it for non-gay stuff.

    Trivially, on the show she did say, “ew this looks like gay porn”, when referring to Travis and Jake’s shirtless dancing.

  • Sein

    Wow she called a scooter poofy, no one gives a fuck.

  • Mirela Pilipovic

    Trashy little fame whores!

  • Dann

    Ridonk. @Celestial I agree, they want it to happen. It won’t.

  • Hales ?

    LMFAOOOOO they ended up being the paparazzi ’cause not only were they the ones photographing the so-called “pap,” the man didn’t even know who they were and how could he possibly photograph them on his “poofy little scooter.”

  • Your Uppance

    Not sure if you’re aware of this, but Hitler in general wasn’t to fond of, or kind to gay people. But that was a nice attempt to put people you disagree with into the “Hitler” demographic. Cheap way to try to win an argument.

  • Stuballs

    Oh yeah he hated em, prob because he knew that when they sucked a penis and put it in their bottoms it would render their sense of humour dead. you boring poofters can’t take a joke

  • Belle

    Paparazzi!? Haha they wish! I’ve forgotten the fat girls’ name already… and Lisa always looks tired or as if she’s been balling her eyes out for hours, Under-eye-bags much? Jake wow such a MAN… Hanging out with bitches!

  • calmyashit

    Get the fuck over it. Leave them alone. Poofy, gay and faggot are used by a lot of people everyday and it isn’t meant to be derogatory. In primary school people were called gay lords if they wore the “non cool” hats. Those words are just the new slang for lame. People need to not take everything so fucken seriously.

  • Bobby

    Like 90% off BB evictees and winners, That is not a pap following them. What a rude little bitch she is. No one cares. She will no get a job in Media. It’s all in herhead.