Just one week into its 15th season, Big Brother is already facing a huge controversy over half of the cast members’ alleged racist, homophobic, and sexist comments—which were made visible on the CBS show’s 24-hour online live feed.
Reality Blurred compiled examples of the many offensive comments made, which include the use of the n-word, someone telling an Asian houseguest to “make some fucking rice,” using the c-word to describe women, saying gay people are “untrustworthy in a game like this,” and use of the other f-word; you know which one we mean.
Yahoo TV reports that CBS issued a statement saying, “At times, the Houseguests reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone,” and more blabber to distance itself from the houseguests’ behavior.
Various Big Brother fan sites have called on CBS to air the bad behavior, since viewers can vote for a most valuable player on a weekly basis this season.
According to The Hollywood Gossip, former Big Brother contestant Ragan Fox (who is openly gay) wrote an open letter to the producers, urging them to actually air the racist comments on Big Brother 15 (which airs three times a week).
Fox noted it is almost CBS’ responsibility to provide viewers the full picture of how these contestants actually treat other people. “What’s the point of casting racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities if production’s going to edit out the racism, ethnic discrimination, and homophobia?” Fox asked.
Isn’t there ever going to be a vote to begin the systematic extermination of everyone involved with the show or who watches it?
That would be awesome.
Which is worse: airing that behavior, and thereby possibly promoting it or at least its use in drawing ratings, or not airing it, and thereby giving viewers the impression that some of the cast isn’t as nasty as it is?
Pick better people and it ceases to be an issue… but then, nobody wants to watch a bunch of folks being nice for weeks on end.
Dear Big Brother,
You have lost two more viewers here.
Thanks for nothing.
@2eo: I’d vote for that.
I must admit to have never watched a single minute of this so-called reality program. Those types of shows have lost their allure and realness in my opinion. Bring back the quality, hour long variety shows where talent and originality reigned supreme!
If you pay attention, not even that hard these days, you will find plenty of “reality” in real life; people acting like low class imbeciles and attention grabbing whores. I saw we all turn off that drivel and not participate with id advertisers. The only way to get back our society, is to stop engaging in it.
Will be interesting when the asian-hater chick gets voted out, Julie Chen should hand her a bowl of rice and teach her about racism. Julie is one tough bitch – she will not have it.
Great publicity for the show. Paula Deen is paying the price for her prejudice. Why are these
people still on this show?
The tacit approval CBS is giving to this hateful behavior will only encourage others to be more vocal. Sick.
@2eo: This was tried a few years ago in Germany.
The results weren’t good.
Google : Nazi.
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