I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here! star Tahir Bilgic, 48, has slammed political correctness, saying the country is losing its sense of humour.
The reality TV star, who is best known for his roles as Habib in comedy shows Fat Pizza and Housos, struck an impassioned tone when discussing the issue.
‘We are losing our sense of humour, and the Australian sense of humour is part of the fabric that identifies us as a nation,’ Tahir The Daily Telegraph on Saturday.
He continued: ‘We were built on being laid-back, knockabout, “don’t take life too seriously”. But also smart enough to understand not to cross the line.’
The Street Smart actor went on to say that he thinks a small section of ‘people offended over the slightest thing’ seems to have the greatest impact.
Tahir said he thinks that it is affecting the stand-up comedy scene, and that the loss of humour in the general public has been shockingly stark.
Tahir claimed that shows with diverse casts, such as Channel Ten’s Street Smart, appeared be the ones to get the most scrutiny.
The I’m A Celebrity star has been showing a whole different side to himself after appearing on the South Africa based reality show.
The comedian fought back tears as he spoke about the recent death of his beloved father last month with camp-mate Luke Jacobz, 37.