I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! is facing accusations of sexism, having previously been embroiled in a race row, as Jill Scott became the last woman standing with seven men.
Sue Cleaver was dropped from the show on Monday night, making her the third campmate to be kicked out in a row.
Previously, Scarlette Douglas and Charlene White had been kicked out, also sparking outrage as they were the only black women in the camp.
Uproar: I’m a celebrity…Get me out of here! is facing sexism charges, having previously been embroiled in a run after Sue Cleaver (pictured) was dropped from the show on Monday night
Viewers at home took to social media to complain that the British public was showing sexist tendencies and lamented the lack of women left in the jungle, calling it “depressing”.
One wrote: ‘Hate to say it but sexism is showing its ugly head. Charlene, Scarlette and now Sue…..’
Another echoed: ‘I’m not saying UK voters are racist and sexist, but…’
While a third agreed, writing: ‘3 women leaving in a row – there’s something inherently sexist about it, and Matt f******g Hancock is still there – d*** *** of.
Accusations: Previously, Scarlette Douglas (L) and Charlene White (R) were expelled, also sparking outrage as they were the only black women in the camp
And a fourth added: ‘Sue voted against #ImACeleb leaving just 1 woman and 7 men.
‘Why do all immensely capable women get the boot? Aren’t they worthy winners? Depressing.’
Former campmate Arlene Phillips has spoken out about contestants often being sent home early, as she appeared on MailOnline’s Jungle Confidential.
The choreographer, 79, appeared on the show in 2021 where she became the first campmate to be sent home.
Only one left: After three consecutive women were knocked out, Jill Scott (pictured) became the last woman standing with seven men
She was followed by Snoochie Shy and Kadeena Cox, while the previous year Victoria Derbyshire and Beverley Callard followed Ruthie Henshall and Hollie Arnold out of the castle, leaving only two women and six men.
Speaking about Scarlette’s departure on Sunday night, Arlene told Katie Hind there were questions about her exit.
She said: “I was really surprised, she’s just warm, bubbly, eager for a challenge, she seems like the perfect candidate in the jungle to me. I love his personality. For her, there are questions.
When asked to elaborate, she said, “I honestly think why a woman? Because on our show, I was first, then Kadeena, then Snoochie.
‘Depressing’: Viewers at home on social media complain that the British public is showing sexist tendencies and lament the lack of women left in the jungle
Frankie [Bridge] stayed in the right until the bitter end, but it seemed like excluding women as quickly as possible.
‘Charlene, I really got her. She was strong and brave. What should women do to be recognized? Their strength does not seem to seduce as much as male strength.
Arlene went on to say that the problem was systemic and could be seen in all aspects of society.
She said: “It’s very interesting, where women really fit into society. You just have to watch Parliament on television and even though the parties try to bring in women, again in the House of Lords we are dominated by men, we are overwhelmed by them.
“That’s why I think it’s really important for women of all ages to be on TV. We must be a stronger dominant force and be able to maintain these strong positions.
“And sometimes I think maybe it’s the female viewers because sometimes they’re the ones who aren’t necessarily supportive of women.”
She then asks the question: “In our year, there were many more men than women, as there are moreover this year. If we were to change the balance, would it have been different? »
The accusations come after the series was also branded racist, for the second year in a row after the show’s other non-white contestants – Scarlette and Babatúndé Aléshé – ended up in the bottom two of the public vote.
Having a say: Former campmate Arlene Phillips has spoken out about female contestants often being sent home early, as she appeared on MailOnline’s Jungle Confidential
It’s the second year in a row the show has faced such charges after Naughty Boy, Kadeena and DJ Snoochie Shy were kicked out at the start of the 2021 series – leaving an all-white camp line-up.
Fans of the ITV show accused viewers of racism on Twitter after Scarlette’s shocked departure, with one saying: “Notice no black people have ever won, I’m a celebrity.”
Another tweeted: ‘Stop bringing race in there, two out, the two black women when there’s still awful problematic white men in there.’ And let’s not forget that a black person has never won this show. Race is relevant when there is a clear trend.
First to go: The choreographer, 79, appeared on the show in 2021 where she became the first campmate to be sent home
A third viewer said: ‘If you still need proof that racism is alive and well in this country, two black women have now been elected back-to-back and the only black man in the jungle was in danger of leaving. Still think we’re drawing the race card, baby boomers?
Another said: ‘Charlene, now Scarlette. Love Island, strictly. Black women don’t stand a chance on reality TV. It shows how racist and sexist this country is.‘
And a fifth echoed: ‘Anyone who doesn’t question the possibility that the Charlene/Scarlette outcome could be racist, whether consciously or unconsciously, is ignorant. It can’t be proven anyway, but this uncertainty should make us all uncomfortable — not just blindly declaring it’s not racism.
The winners of the ITV show have always been white throughout its 20-year history.
Angry: Fans of the ITV show accused viewers of racism on Twitter after Scarlette’s shock departure, with one saying: ‘notice no black person has ever won, I’m a celebrity “
Scarlette waded into the racing line, suggesting she had been rejected because she was the “underdog” rather than because of her race.
Scarlette told the Mirror: “All I can do in the jungle is be me. And I think when Charlene left, obviously we were all so shocked because she was such a big personality in the jungle. .
“And then I can’t remember who it was, I think it was Boy George, he said people don’t vote for who they want to quit, they vote for their favorite. So I always came here as an outsider. I have the slightest profile of anyone else, you know, not everyone knows who I am. Hope they do now!
“So I was never going to get the most votes. You know, even if you only look at something like Instagram, I still have the least number of followers. If I go through something like this. I won’t get all the votes. So for me, all I could have done in the jungle was to do my best and hope people like it and hope people will vote for me.
‘Underdog’: Scarlette waded into the racing line, suggesting she was rejected because she was an ‘outsider’ rather than because of her race