Justin Lacko Under Fire For Comments About Overweight People On ‘I’m A Celeb’

Things got a little wild in the jungle during Sunday night’s episode of I’m A Celeb Australia.

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International model and former Love Island star Justin Lacko has come under fire for comments he made to fellow I’m A Celeb contestants and Gogglebox stars Yvie Jones and Angie Kent which have been labelled “fat-shamey”.

“The only thing I don’t like about people who are big, is if you complain about it,” the 28-year-old said.

”’I can’t fit into that dress, I’m too big. I can’t do this, I’m too big,’” he adds, mimicking overweight people.

“I’m like, ‘I can’t be around you. But if you embrace who you are, you’re awesome!’”

As the girls looked v. unimpressed, he turned to Yvie and said: “Yvie, you don’t complain about yourself. You’re not like ‘I’m unhappy with myself’. You’re awesome. You’re a superstar!”

The mates restrained themselves as Lacko mouthed off but later unleashed on him when he was gone.

“I didn’t know what to say so I didn’t say anything,” Angie said. “Sorry white privilege skinny handsome male, please don’t sit there and tell me what you hate about people who are the complete opposite of you”.

In the confessional, Yvie later stated: ‘”How about you don’t ever, ever talk about bigger people when you’re not one and you never have been. Why don’t you just go and take a photo, and get your clothes off.”

Check out the whole intense scene below:

Viewers have taken to social media to slam Justin for his comments.






Ex contest and former Biggest Loser host Ajay Rochester also took aim at the model during her appearance on Studio 10.