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'I'm A Celebrity': Amir Khan And Rebekah Vardy Slammed For 'Irresponsible' Comment On Men Crying

'No wonder there is such a stigma around men's mental health.'

26/11/2017 11:34 GMT | Updated 26/11/2017 11:35 GMT

Amir Khan and Rebekah Vardy have been branded ‘irresponsible’ by ‘I’m A Celebrity’ fans after they shared some controversial views on men crying. 

The pair came in for criticism when said they didn’t like seeing men express emotion, claiming it showed “weakness”. 

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Amir Khan claimed men crying showed weakness

Their comments came after Iain Lee returned to camp in a tearful state having been put through a hellish Bushtucker Trial. 

“I don’t like seeing men cry,” Amir told some of his fellow campmates. 

“Me neither but I think it’s important to be able to express your feelings,” Georgia Toffolo replied.

After Amir then admitted he last cried when he was a teenager, Rebekah went on to say: “I hate crying, I feel like it shows weakness.”

Amir replied: “That’s why I don’t do it as well. Show weakness and people walk all over you.”

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Iain Lee was emotional after the Bushtucker Trial

However, Jamie Lomas was in complete disagreement, saying it was a “problem”. 

“As men, we don’t cry,” he said. 

Georgia agreed, adding: “Yes, because the stereotypical man doesn’t cry and that’s wrong. That shouldn’t be the case.”

Jamie further expanded in the Bush Telegraph, adding: “It’s not a weakness, it’s a strength sharing your emotions and there is nothing wrong with that. Real men cry.”

It seemed as though viewers were in agreement with him, as they blasted Amir and Rebekan on Twitter: 

‘I’m A Celebrity’ continues on Sunday at 9pm on ITV.

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