Pregnant Big Brother star Skye Wheatley has issued a bizarre statement denying she is racist after making a questionable joke about having a mixed race baby.
In a YouTube Q&A video released Monday, the 25-year-old teased her boyfriend Lachlan Waugh about the paternity of their child, asking him how he’d react if she gave birth to a ‘chocolate’ baby.
Following the controversial remark, Skye took to Instagram on Tuesday to clarify she is ‘not racist’ and loves all people regardless of their skin colour.
‘I am not racist!’ Skye Wheatley has defended herself over THAT ‘chocolate baby’ comment, insisting she ‘loves all people regardless of whether they are tanned, caramel or albino’. Pictured: Skye and boyfriend Lachlan Waugh in a YouTube video posted on Monday
She wrote: ‘I am not racist so everyone needs to relax [and] calm down. I love all people regardless [of] if you [are] white, Asian, tan, black, caramel, albino.’
Skye also shared a stock photo of a baby, alongside the caption: ‘This is a chocolate baby. I think chocolate is the most beautiful thing on this planet.
‘Don’t even try to say I’m racist [because] I ain’t having it.’
Off-colour remark: After making the controversial ‘chocolate baby’ joke during a YouTube Q&A earlier this week, Skye took to Instagram on Tuesday to clarify she is ‘not racist’
‘Don’t even try to say I’m racist’: Skye also shared a stock photo of a baby, alongside the caption: ‘This is a chocolate baby. I think chocolate is the most beautiful thing on this planet’
In the YouTube video posted earlier this week, Skye jokingly asked Lachlan: ‘What would you do if it wasn’t your kid?
‘What would you if it came out and it was, like, chocolate?’
An unimpressed Lachlan responded: ‘You wouldn’t see me ever again, that’s what would be happening.’
That was quick! In June, Skye announced she was expecting her first child with Lachlan Waugh, her boyfriend of less than a year. Pictured: Skye and Lachlan
This isn’t the first time Skye has raised eyebrows with her remarks about race.
Last year, she was criticised for saying that she wished she was a ‘naturally tanned Aboriginal’ so she’d have darker skin instead of having to use fake tan all the time.
In June, Skye announced she was expecting her first child with Lachlan, her boyfriend of less than a year.
Coming soon! Former Big Brother star Skye, 25, is pictured at 19 weeks and four days pregnant