Over the past week, the Big Brother racial controversy has been dominating social media and news sites. Racist and homophobic comments were heard over the live feeds, though the comments had yet to be aired on the actual show.
Most of the discontent was seen in a conversation between GinaMarie, Aaryn and Kaitlin. In this conversation they attacked their fellow housemates. The group tore down their black housemates Howard and Candace, and Asian-American housemate Helen. The three girls also attacked Andy, worrying that he would win MVP that week ”because everybody loves the queers.”
After attention was drawn to this conversation, both GinaMarie and Aaryn lost their jobs.
At first, CBS refused to air the comments, issuing a statement saying, “Big Brother is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7 — and seeing every moment of their lives. At times, the Houseguests reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone. We certainly find the statements made by several of the Houseguests on the live Internet feed to be offensive. Any views or opinions expressed in personal commentary by a Houseguest appearing on ‘Big Brother,’ either on any live feed from the House or during the broadcast, are those of the individual(s) speaking and do not represent the views or opinions of CBS or the producers of the program.”
Now CBS has aired some of the comments during an actual episode.
“Does she not know we’re on TV?” Judd asked at one point. “You shouldn’t say stuff like that.”
Among the comments included GinaMarie and Aaryn statements against Candice, saying, “Candice is already on the dark side because she’s already dark.” And, “Be careful what you say in the dark, might not be able to see the b*tch.”
In response, Howard comments, “Even when these comments are made in fun, they still hurt and are disrespectful.”