Here’s an ethical question for you. It’s not a hard one: If you cheat on your long-term girlfriend on national TV, you’re the bad guy, right?
When you know the woman who trusts you is at home watching and you choose to snog some girl called Cat in a bathtub, you’re in the wrong, yes?
It’s all on you. It’s your relationship to protect, therefore it’s your fault when you can’t manage to be faithful?
You see, 23-year-old Big Brother housemate Lawson cheated on his girlfriend of three years with fellow housemate, 31-year-old Cat earlier this week. They got cosy in a spa, kissed, touched, whatever else – all on camera, for his girlfriend to watch later.
Now, hook-ups are pretty standard in the Big Brother House. Shit can get pretty boring stuck in a house for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with complete strangers.
But Lawson has a girlfriend on the outside of the house watching the entire thing unfold – and that’s spectacularly unfair on her.
A girlfriend who was forced to shut down all her social media accounts last week, as we all watched her boyfriend cheat on her on live television. A girlfriend embarrassed her boyfriend took a bath with housemate Cat, then slept in the same bed and kissed her.
A girlfriend who went into social lockdown after thousands of viewers told her Lawson and Cat probably had sex after the cameras turned off.
So, that’s Woman #1 who has come out of this cheating scandal badly. She’s probably humiliated and heartbroken.
Here’s Lawson crying about his infidelity…
But there’s another woman affected by Lawson’s actions and to be frank, it’s depressing.
Cat is the woman who hooked up with Lawson in the house. She’s single, so she can behave autonomously and hook up with whoever she wants. She doesn’t have an innocent heart to break outside of the house or a promise of fidelity to keep. She’s a free agent.