Joey Essex has completely misunderstood what homophobia actually is
Give us strength...
As part of a series which aims to educate Joey Essex, aptly named Educating Joey Essex, they dedicated an episode to a Christmas theme.
What You Sleighing? was shown on ITV2 on Thursday night and, much to everyone's delight (or mortification), Joey Essex came up with some very interesting theories about Christmas.
He's known for often saying the wrong thing when it comes to facts and general knowledge but his latest understanding of the term homophobia has left everyone cringing.
According to Metro, he said: "Some people don’t like to leave the house. They’ve got home-ophobia?"
What he was actually thinking of was agoraphobia, bless him.
His comments prompted quite the reaction on Twitter.
Joey Essex just said "some people don't leave their home because they have homophobia" U CANT BE SIRIUSSSSSS
— Queen Jen (@JennnRebecca) December 22, 2016
Did he just say homophobia is a fear of leaving the house?!! ???????????? #educatingjoeyessex
— Gillian Hudson (@JillHudson21) December 22, 2016
— Chris Brice (@cbrice8603) December 22, 2016
"Some people can't leave their houses. They've got homophobia" Jesus Christ #educatingjoeyessex
— katie (@kateaotp) December 22, 2016
Nah I don't care Joey Essex is the funniest man on the planet. "some people are scared to leave there homes, isn't it called homophobia" ???
— The Kid (@MrReiceCook) December 22, 2016
Joey Essex is literally thickest mon alive. 'Some people don't leave their homes cos they don't sunlight, they have homophobia' ?
— Meghann Ritchie (@MeghannRitchie) December 22, 2016
"some people don't like to leave their houses because they've got homophobia" fml Joey Essex gets thicker by the second
— Keeva curran (@keeva_curran) December 22, 2016