Big Brother VIP Australia viewers have criticised Channel Seven’s decision to cast Meghan Markle’s brother Thomas Jr.
Thomas Jr, who is the only son of Thomas Markle and the Duchess of Sussex’s older brother, joins a controversial line-up alongside Caitlyn Jenner and Married At First Sight Australia’s Jessika Power.
The new series of the show launched on Monday and saw the housemate immediately trash his sister, her marriage to Prince Harry, and her relationship with her ex-husband Trevor Engelson.
‘This guy took care of her like, man, she was adored by him,’ he said of Trevor, whom Meghan was married to for two years up until their split in 2013.
‘She just walked all over him and dumped him,’ Thomas Jr claimed. ‘That fast.’
‘Harry’s on the chopping block next,’ he continued. ‘The only difference between now and then was like all the photos from prior to that he had a smile on his face. All the ones after he doesn’t.’
Viewers have taken an issue with Thomas Jr’s casting, with one writing: ‘Ch7 are disgusting for platforming Thomas Markle Jr yes, but choosing to AIR his gross rant about Meghan?
‘She walked all over her first husband? Harry is next bc he no longer smiles? How the hell would you know if she actively chose to not speak to you for a decade?’
Echoing a similar sentiment, another raged: ‘Whoever cast Thomas Markle Jr needs to be fired. Vile human being and you won’t change my mind.’
Elsewhere during the launch of Big Brother VIP Australia, Caitlyn stunned her housemates with the astonishing details of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s luxurious wedding, prompting gasps over the incredible display of wealth shown at the function.
Big Brother VIP airs on Channel Seven and 7Plus in Australia.
Credit: Original article published here.