The CBS network is not happy with the current Big Brother houseguests’ frequent use of ‘racist’ and ‘homophobic’ slurs on the show seen on live internet feeds … and so it released a statement distancing itself from the stars.
The Big Brother houseguests have come under fire for using offensive words dubbed ‘racist’ and ‘homophobic’, especially in the case of Aaryn calling gay house member Andy a ‘queer’, telling an Asian-American contestant Helen to ‘Shut up. Go make some f***ing rice’ and telling housemates to ‘Be careful what you say in the dark, you might not be able to see that b***h’ while referring to a black contestant.
Other comments include GinaMarie Zimmerman calling welfare a ‘n****r insurance’, Spencer calling Andy ‘Kermit the F**’ while also calling women ‘c***s’ and praising Hitler for his speaking abilities, as well as a comment that some bed sheets smelled bad ‘cos ‘black Candice’ was on them.
CBS released a statement on Tuesday, 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.’
The fallout has already cost some of them their jobs: Aaryn was dropped from her modelling agency Zephyr Talent, while GinaMarie has been fired from her job as a coordinator with East Coast USA Pageant, Inc.