And this is why Celebrity Big Brother UK needs to be shown worldwide, because every person on the planet deserves to see this kind of foolery.
David Bowie’s ex-wife Angie Bowie is currently in the CBB house and after his death, the producers told her the news off-camera. Angie Bowie chose to stay in the game. On last night’s episode, Angie decided to privately tell Tiffany “New York” Pollard the news and well, fuckery ensued. Angie pulled New York aside and asked her to keep her lips shut about the news she was about to hear. New York promised not to say shit, but she threw that promise into the toilet when Angie said, “David’s dead.” Angie didn’t say, “My ex-husband David BOWIE is dead.” She just said that David is dead, so New York thought she was talking about Liza Minnelli’s gorgeous ex-husband David Gest who is also in the house. . I don’t know whether to laugh, cry or laugh cry.
New York asked Angie if it was joke and wanted to know what happened. Angie told her that it just happened and he died of cancer. New York jumped up and ran into the backyard where she told a few of the housewrecks that David was dead. They thought she was talking about David Gest too. Angie eventually said she was talking about her ex-husband David and everyone found David Gest’s Shrinky Dink-looking ass sleeping in one of the rooms. That’s when New York went from being an over-the-top puddle of sadness to being an over-the-top tornado of rage.
New York went after that “old bitch” Angie for screwing with her emotions like that. The houseguests told New York that it was a misunderstanding and Angie was talking about David Bowie, but she didn’t care. New York knows how to bring the messiness for ratings so she continued to freak out and pretty much chewed the scenery until her Chiclet teeth cracked. What in the hell kind of 70s sitcom buffoonery…
After New York’s totally natural meltdown, the house turned on her for being a mess and most of them agreed that she needed to leave. New York refused and she eventually made up with Angie Bowie and said, “I’m very sorry for your loss.”
Some viewers weren’t laughing and shook their heads at Celebrity Big Brother for using David Bowie’s death for entertainment. CBB burped up this statement to Buzzfeed about that:
“It is always the show’s aim to represent and reflect the day’s events accurately to viewers. After being told of the tragic news off-camera yesterday by her own representative, Angie made the decision – entirely of her own accord – to remain in the Celebrity Big Brother house and to continue participating in filming. The option to leave the house remains open to Angie at any time.”
What’s really offensive about that clip is the way everyone reacted when they found out Angie Bowie was talking about the one-of-a-kind David Bowie and not David Gest. They sort of just shrugged and continued to get into the messiness of the misunderstanding. They should’ve all stopped and reacted the same way that New York reacted to David Gest’s “death.” That’s the correct reaction to David Bowie’s death.
And on another note, why in the hell is Angie Bowie done up like Baby Jane?