This summer's Big Brother seems to just be one scandal after another, between aggressive housemates being thrown out and security being brought in to deal with brawls.
Last night, however, it was us Irish that somehow ended up being the butt of a joke as Ellie decided to entertain a few of her fellow housemates with a gag.
The format of the joke would be familiar to many, the classic 'Englishman v Scotsman v Irishman'. The punchline went like this:
"The Scottishman [Scotsman] says, 'I'll take a car seat so when I get tired, I can have a sit down'," she told fellow housemates Tom Barber and Charlotte Keys.
"The Englishman goes, 'I'm going to take the radiator in the car, because if I need to drink there's water in there'.
"Well, the Irishman says, 'I'm going to take the side of the door'. And they were like, 'Why's that?'
"And he was like, 'Well, if it gets too warm, I can wind my window down."
Queue Ellie laughing hysterically.
Now it wouldn't exactly make you want to throw your shoe at the telly in outrage, (or your drink, as is popular in that gaff), but still, a lot of viewers were not happy about it...
#bbuk Please inform Ellie that telling stereotypical Irish jokes went out with black/white TV. Fucking cheek, especially from that twat
— Michael Conor T (@missedu80) June 27, 2017
Slagging off the Irish on big brother? Is that acceptable?
— Lfc Kev (@Kev1Lfc) June 26, 2017
@bbuk Why was Ellie's English~/Irish~/Scottish~/~man joke allowed? If it was "Pakistani, Indian & Jewish" she'd have got a formal warning.
— Mike (@mike20021969) June 27, 2017
Ellie just lost the Irish vote, Irish jokes not ok!! #bbuk
— DdeBurca (@pompomhead) June 26, 2017
No Ellie. Englishman, Scotsman & Irishman jokes aren't really acceptable nowadays, especially when the 'joke' claims Irish are stupid. #BBUK
— GothBoyUK (@GothboyUK) June 26, 2017
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