Twitter clapped back at James Jordan for homophobic remarks on 'Celebrity Big Brother'

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More controversy follows the latest season of Celebrity Big Brother as participant James Jordan, a popular British ballroom dancer, was accused by some fans of using homophobic language toward fellow cast member Austin Armacost. 

Before joining Celebrity Big Brother, Armacost was on the cast of the reality TV show The A-List: New York, a show chronicling gay and bisexual men living in the Big Apple.  

The two contestants clashed on the latest episode after Armacost had a meltdown in the diary room and claimed he wanted to leave. Later on, he apparently threatened Jordan. Some of those watching, however, took issue with Jordan calling Armacost "soft" during their exchange. 

Austin entering the Celeb Big Brother house in early January
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"If you want to play with the rough boys, you're going to get yourself hurt," Jordan said to Armacost, Gay Star News reported. "You're used to playing with little soft boys. Don't play with real boys."

Austin brushed off the comment, replying "Don't play with a dancer, yeah because the dancer's the rough boy."

Some Twitter users who saw the spat called Jordan's comments homophobic.

Others saw no error in what James said and believed Austin needed to be shut down.

This has been an eventful week for Celebrity Big Brother. The show made headlines on Wednesday following Ray J's departure from the house due to a bad toothache.

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