Big Brother viewers complain after Caroline dubs Adam a "gorilla"
Published Jun 29 2012, 13:17 BST | By Daniel Sperling
Big Brother has picked up more complaints to Ofcom after viewers took offence to Caroline Wharram
describing black contestant Adam Kelly as a "gorilla".
The 20-year-old ex-boarding school pupil made the remark after they clashed over a task that saw Adam spin her on a roundabout
while she attempted to eat a jar of sweets.
"He's just a ridiculous gorilla - bowl haircut, no sanitation," she was shown to say on last night's (June 28) episode. "He's just disgusting."
Caroline was given a formal warning by Big Brother and later apologised to Adam, telling him: "It's not a personal attack... Obviously you are not a bully, I am."
reports that Ofcom still received 50 complaints from viewers who took her words to be a racial slur.
The incident has now pushed the number of complaints about Big Brother this week
to over 1,000, following Conor McIntyre's threatening behaviour
towards Deana Uppal after an earlier challenge.
An executive producer of the show has since defended the decision to allow Conor a place in the house
, describing his outburst as "out of character".Photo gallery - Big Brother, day 23:
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