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New season of Big Brother already a cesspool of racist, homophobic, and misogynistic comments

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Big Brother already a cesspool of racist, homophobic, and misogynistic comments

In perhaps record time, Big Brother 15’s houseguests have unleashed a torrent of racist, sexist, and homophobic comments, mostly directed toward other people in the house, and most of which go unchallenged by others. This year, it isn’t limited to just one or two people; as Hamsterwatch reports, “the roll call for racist/homophobic/misogynist remarks now includes Aaryn, Kaitlin, GinaMarie, David, Jeremy, Spencer, and Amanda, in varying degrees.” That’s almost half the cast.

Before we get to the BB15 comments, these will probably never air on television if history is a guide, so we’ll likely get a sanitized version of the houseguests instead of editing that reflects their actual personalities, attitudes, and comments. Executive producer Allison Grodner has explained why the CBS show ignores awfulness from the houseguests: “We really don’t want to put hateful things out there in our edits.” CBS has similarly defended horrible editing.

I appreciate the desire to not perpetuate and repeat bigotry, but that approach baffles me, considering that other shows—Survivor, for one—have dealt with similar bigotry on their broadcasts. The exact language doesn’t have to air, but why not air the conversations? Why not show these people for who they actually are? After all, producers and network executives all approved them and decided to give them 90 days of attention while using them to earn money. Of course, none of that would fit into the narrow rut of a formula the CBS broadcast has stuck to for years and years.

As to the awful things this cast has said, most of it occurred Saturday night and into Sunday. A Jokers poster has compiled an extensive list including flashback times to view the footage, while Zap2it’s Andrea Reiher summarized many of the awful things in a story. Both are worth a read.

Here are examples, compiled and expanded from the above sources, video clips, and other sources:

  • GinaMarie said that, because of her income level, she receives “nigger insurance” (she whispered the n-word, so it’s possible she said the version that ends with “a”). She whispered it to both Nick and Andy, neither of whom challenged her.
  • GinaMarie said Helen, who’s Asian, “should be kissing our ass and serving us some fucking rice.”
  • Aaryn said of Andy, “No one’s gonna vote for whoever that queer puts up.” She also suggested he’d win MVP because “people love the queers.”
  • Aaryn said about Candice, who’s black, “be careful what you say in the dark; you might not be able to see that bitch.” (A month ago, Aaryn tweeted, “Attractiveness comes from inside. What would you look like if your looks mirrored your words and actions?” So much irony.)
  • GinaMarie said Candice “gets that fuckin’ blackness,” referring to Candice’s reaction to something that happened in the game.
  • Aaryn said of Helen, “Shut up. Go make some fucking rice.”
  • Talking about sheets that smelled bad, David said they were that way because “black Candice” was on them, and then admitted, “that was totally racist.”
  • Jeremy, who calls the house’s women “bitches,” said of Katilin, “I did touch her vagina today.. she didn’t act like she was happy.. I like to feel around see what’s she’s working with.. see if it’s a nice meat wallet … I know she’s on her period.”
  • Spencer called Andy “Kermit the fag”; Amanda called Andy “Faggoty Ann” (McCrae later called her out for that language, but she defended it).
  • Spencer said that the medical torture conducted by Nazi doctors was beneficial and praised Hitler’s speaking abilities, even while acknowledging that he’d be criticized for that.
  • Katilin said she likes gay people but they’re “untrustworthy in a game like this.”
  • McCrae said, “If I’m talking to a girl, that probably means I don’t want to fuck her.”
  • Spencer referred to women as “cunts.”
  • GinaMarie said, “you know two blacks stick together. They’re like tokens.”

Ragan Fox, who was a cast member on the 12th season, asked in an open letter to producers, “What’s the point of casting racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities if production’s going to edit out the racism, ethnic discrimination, and homophobia that these people encounter inside the house?” and added, “If you really want to provide a groundbreaking twist, SHOW CBS VIEWERS HOW SOME STRAIGHT, WHITE PEOPLE talk about gays, Asian Americans, and African Americans.”

by on Jul. 1, 2013 at 6:34 PM
Replies (11-20):
IhartU
by Gold Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 6:57 PM
1 mom liked this


Quoting greenie63:

It's pretty distressing to know these horrible comments. 

Quoting IhartU:


Quoting greenie63:

Wow, and no they don't air this, never heard any of that on the show. I admit it is a show I watch. That's some horrible stuff! 

I've never missed a season but have never gotten live feeds/BB after Dark, so I had no idea anything like this was even going on. IMO, they should show things like that because that IS reality- there are many people who are that way and there are many out there who deal with it on a regular basis. We tend to ignore it or run from it instead of facing it and dealing with it.


 Aaryn on the show looks like a nice, pretty girl but seeing the shit that comes from her mouth is proof you can't judge a book by it's cover. She's nasty and ugly on the inside. Such a shame that anyone thinks about and acts so horrible to others.

greenie63
by Silver Member on Jul. 1, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Yep it's going to put a whole new view on this show. 

Quoting IhartU:


Quoting greenie63:

It's pretty distressing to know these horrible comments. 

Quoting IhartU:


Quoting greenie63:

Wow, and no they don't air this, never heard any of that on the show. I admit it is a show I watch. That's some horrible stuff! 

I've never missed a season but have never gotten live feeds/BB after Dark, so I had no idea anything like this was even going on. IMO, they should show things like that because that IS reality- there are many people who are that way and there are many out there who deal with it on a regular basis. We tend to ignore it or run from it instead of facing it and dealing with it.


 Aaryn on the show looks like a nice, pretty girl but seeing the shit that comes from her mouth is proof you can't judge a book by it's cover. She's nasty and ugly on the inside. Such a shame that anyone thinks about and acts so horrible to others.


joyfree
by Silver Member on Jul. 2, 2013 at 12:13 AM

I REALLY dislike that show... "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race" I sort of like, but I don't have to slavishly watch every single minute.

I've always thought BB was extremely childish.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Jul. 2, 2013 at 1:24 AM


Quoting greenie63:

Wow, and no they don't air this, never heard any of that on the show. I admit it is a show I watch. That's some horrible stuff! 

I love this show, or the 'game' rather.

I'm not saying I don't believe people are nasty as I read above but unless I hear it for myself, I can't say, one way or another, if any of what is reported is true.

Perhaps I just wish people were not as awful as it sounds most of this cast is.

I wonder what they have to say about articles like this one.  They should be ashamed if they are talking and acting like that.  It is rather disheartening and disgusting.

jllcali
by Jane on Jul. 2, 2013 at 1:38 AM
So glad I don't watch much TV. The only reality show I ever liked was the first couple seasons of Pawn Stars. I haven't seen any episodes in a long time though.
coupon_ash_back
by on Jul. 2, 2013 at 1:44 AM
Oh no, this changes shit for me.Cbs really picks some winners don't they? I knew I didn't like Aaryn and GenaMarie this makes me like them even less.
coupon_ash_back
by on Jul. 2, 2013 at 1:47 AM
Man I tried to click on the link for the live feeds that would pull this up but they took that shit down quick
BuckeyezRule
by Bronze Member on Jul. 2, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Not me. I honestly hate this show and tell any of my friends who admit to watching the show I wish they wouldn't. :p and, I do watch alot of 'reality' tv. Lol


Quoting IhartU:


Quoting GLWerth:

It is 'reality' TV. I expect the people on these shows to be total and utter fools and assholes.

But, I'm betting that the most homophobic, racist, and misogynistic will gain many fans from CM and elsewhere!

lol. Yep. Those who have never watched will become HUGE fans now.



stormcris
by Christy on Jul. 2, 2013 at 6:49 AM

Should I point out someone wrote this crap?

Side note: CBS is not worth my time because they cancel every good show they make for this crap.

surromama
by Member on Jul. 2, 2013 at 7:03 AM
I've seen them say these things live. Even if you don't watch After Dark or the feeds, you can find these clips on Youtube.

Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting greenie63:

Wow, and no they don't air this, never heard any of that on the show. I admit it is a show I watch. That's some horrible stuff! 

I love this show, or the 'game' rather.

I'm not saying I don't believe people are nasty as I read above but unless I hear it for myself, I can't say, one way or another, if any of what is reported is true.

Perhaps I just wish people were not as awful as it sounds most of this cast is.

I wonder what they have to say about articles like this one.  They should be ashamed if they are talking and acting like that.  It is rather disheartening and disgusting.

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