CBB Winner Courtney Act Slams Ann Widdecombe's Homophobic And Slut-Shaming Comments
9 February 2018, 11:17
Tell 'em, Courtney!
Courtney Act, drag queen sensation and recently crowned winner of Celebrity Big Brother, blessed the PopBuzz Presents show this week and revealed their true feelings about the confrontations between themselves and former British MP and CBB runner up, Ann Widdecombe.
Former RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Courtney and Ann clashed on many occasions in the house because of Ann's views on gender and sexuality. We asked Courtney if they've seen more clips of Ann's comments since leaving the house and what they thought of them.
"It’s interesting. I’m really lucky because I’m not affected by Ann Widdecombe’s words," said Courtney, who's real name is Shane Jenek.
"The reason I was frustrated by it was because I’d be like Ann, you might be telling me that I’m a tart - Courtney’s a tart, sorry. I have to make the distinction because she did. Probably the only time that she did refer to me as Courtney was when she was calling me a tart. But she might have thought that Courtney was a tart and things like that [but] I looked in my handbag and I had no fucks to give."
Courtney didn't stop there. Courtney also criticised Ann's comments on how women dressed and called her out for how she made fellow housemate and former glamour model, Jess Impiazzi, feel about her clothes.
"But what I heard was someone’s Grandma, or someone’s mother, telling them that who they weren’t good enough. That does affect people."
"Like Jess, she’s a glamour model and she was ashamed to wear a top that showed her cleavage. And I thought, well, if Ann’s view are affecting people in that way, they’re probably affecting a lot more people, bringing a lot of shame upon women about their bodies and I just don’t think we need that. We’ve got enough of that in beauty magazines and things like that."
Elsewhere in the interview, Courtney revealed more about their relationship with Andrew Brady since leaving the show.
"I love him! He and I have a special affection for each other. We caught up last night, had dinner, had some tequila...but it was so magical catching up with him outside the house because we in the house we had this whirlwind, in a bubble."
"But when we saw each other last night it was exactly the same and I was like, ugh, I'm so glad. We're like school kids. I can't remember the last time I was like [pulls excited face] about someone."
Awwww! You can check the full episode of PopBuzz Presents with Courtney Act on the link below.
Big thanks to Courtney for coming on the show. Come back soon hunty!