Many feel especially disappointed after backing the housemate – who was shockingly evicted on Friday – to win the show and voting strategically against other housemates to get her to the final and scoop £100,000.
They also feel sad for fellow BB star Yinrun, 25, from Shanghai, who was incredibly close to Trish and burst into tears as she left.
Some of the tweets in question – which appear to have now been deleted but have been screenshotted – include: ‘There are Asian people everywhere but why do the ones in Ilford/EastHam/Upton Park and Barking smell like this kmt (kiss my teeth). Shame on you.’
That was posted on March 13, 2012.
Another of Trish’s tweets from October 20, 2012, read: ‘The smell of Pondu cooking is so strong, I hope I don’t leave my house smelling of it like Asian people smell of Curry at times.’
On June 12, 2014, Trish tweeted: ‘I follow this anti Islam page and I’m not gonna lie as funny as some posts are, I’m scared to retweet them.’
One tweet was actually sent on April 23, 2019, and it appeared to be a reply to someone.
Trish wrote: ‘Asian. Don’t mind them, it’s the useless ones who complain’.
In 2012, Trish also wrote tweets including this one posted on May 8: ‘Justin Bieber is TOO pretty, he looks like a lesbian.’
On 26 May 2012, she wrote: ‘Today a lesbian was making a move on me at work, I don’t know how I feel about that.’
BB fans have also discovered ableist tweets from Trish, with one from May 31, 2012, reading: ‘I start to feel funny when I watch disabled people for too long.’
‘Is the work P**i REALLY racist?’, she penned on June 6, 2012.
As tweets continue to surface, Big Brother viewers have expressed their sadness and disgust.
‘I’m very disappointed with what is circulating today, as a huge fan of Trish,’ one person wrote. ‘These tweets were made 12 years ago but she was an adult, people change & people learn but putting it into perspective that I would have been in year seven at the time and wasn’t half as educated as I am now. I would never have even thought of tweeting anything like that, so I don’t know why a 24 year old would. Very disappointed and I hope it’s cleared up or addressed’.
‘I know these were a decade ago but reading those tweets make me feel so disappointed in Trish’, wrote another.
One added: ‘I’m so upset about tweets that have been found today by Trish. It is so shocking that #BBUK clearly didn’t do a background check on Trish before she was invited on the show’.
‘Sorry but the way Trish has behaved more derogatory in these tweets than anyone else has in that house is MAD. may have been 11 years ago but she was still an adult, older than Tom is now, for context’, said one individual.
‘Shocked, upset & disappointed to see the old tweets from Trish coming to the surface. To think many backed her due to her ability of standing up for what’s right, or so we thought’, a fan wrote.
Prior to entering the house, all this year’s cast had to set their social media accounts to private, hence why Trish’s posts have only just been discovered.
Since her eviction, Trish has been active online, thanking her followers for their support, but has not addressed the current scandal.
‘Going on big brother was actually one of the best decisions I’ve made. That experience has taught me soooo much,’ she wrote to her 18,000+ followers.
‘It made me more open to challenge myself than I already do. Just when you think you’ve reached your growth peak, you blossom even more.’
When Trish appeared on Big Brother: Late & Live with hosts AJ Odudu and Will Best, she spoke about the ‘microaggressions’ she experienced in the house.
Trish – who was evicted alongside Chanelle – walked out of the doors to roaring applause, banners with her name on, and ‘Trish for the win’ chants.
She later said: ‘‘There was a lot of microaggressions and Tom would be like, “I’m not trying to argue but…” and I’d be like, “Well, I’m not trying to argue either because I could win!” People saw me as aggressive when I was just existing.’
ITV has been contacted for comment.
Big Brother continues tomorrow at 9pm on ITV2 and ITVX.
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