CBS Airs Homophobia and Racism From “Big Brother 15” Houseguests

Big-Brother-15-Cast-Howard-OverbyAfter a week of urging CBS to show the ugly realness that spews from some of the Big Brother 15 houseguests, the network aired homophobic and racist remarks during last night’s broadcast, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Specifically highlighting derogatory remarks made by houseguests Aaryn Gries (who’s been losing jobs left and right the past week) and GinaMarie Zimmerman, CBS showed Gries’ racism towards an Asian houseguest, a queer comment made, and another racism remark targeting a Black housemate — who Zimmerman also made a racist comment towards.

Houseguest Howard Overby (pictured) said in the diary room: “Even when these comments are made in fun, they still hurt and are disrespectful, especially when that person isn’t there to hear it and back themselves up.”

The current 15th season includes a new twist THR adds, a Big Brother MVP is selected by viewers who vote for the “best player.” These MVP’s then have the power to nominate a third person for eviction.

With CBS broadcasting some of the houseguests’ “insensitive” comments, it better informs viewers of who they should and shouldn’t vote for by seeing their true colors.

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