“You misgendered me earlier on today. I know it was a genuine mistake,” she said, to which Widdecombe replied, “I’m sorry about that. If you wouldn’t have been talking about it so much, I wouldn’t have been conscious of you in any other way.”
“You know it hurts transgender people when it happens,” Willoughby pointed out.
Ann: you were open about being trans so it’s your fault I misgendered you #CBB
Will this be the last of it? Probably not, because Bit on the Side later premiered a clip from Friday’s highlight episode showing Widdcombe misgendering Willoughby multiple times with the wrong pronouns.
Asked if she saw Willoughby as a man, she told fellow housemates: “It’s our generation. I do think of her that way. Therefore I’m watching myself the whole time and then yesterday I slipped up.”
Ashley James told her: “I think you have to be sensitive to understand that she has always felt like a she. I imagine, even if she was very graceful about it, it must sting.”
CBB fans are not impressed by this behaviour.
I'm sorry but age is NOT an excuse for misgendering someone. Ann was introduced to India as a female, India presents and identifies as female, therefore there is NO excuse.
Seeing as Ann didn’t know India before her transition, there was absolutely no need for her to misgender her. Had she had known her before her transition perhaps a mistake could happen. That was no mistake. 🤷🏻♀️ #CBB#CBBUK#CBBAnn#CBBIndia