Big Brother racism seems to be permeating the reality show’s 15th season which premiered on June 26.
And there is additional footage of Big Brother racism not as seen on TV.
The one-minute montage of offensive remarks made by Big Brother contestants aired by CBS on Sunday evening is being called just the tip of a very offensive iceberg. CBS released a statement previously to the effect that the network does not condone any prejudicial comments made by cast members.
As we have previously reported, Big Brother contestants Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman have been fired from their real-world modeling jobs after they were filmed making racial slurs on the CBS summer reality show. But evidently Gries and Zimmerman aren’t the only attention-seeking houseguests that have climbed aboard the racist bandwagon in apparent and failed attempt to be funny.
One diligent YouTube user has compiled a nearly 12-minute “bigotry supercut” (see embed above — warning for offensive language) of racist, homophobic, and misogynistic comments made by a group of contestants in Big Brother 15. Spencer Clawson, another contestant who may be in hot water with his outside-world employer, is even heard on this video prophetically referring to his “bigot reel.”
Big Brother is unique among reality TV programs in that anyone who wants to follow the show can log on to the Internet and watch live 24/7 feeds of the contestants, who are well aware of the always-rolling cameras. The “highlights” of each week are then condensed into an episode that airs on national television. This access also lends itself to YouTube sleuthing.
On Monday, host Julie Chen finally spoke out about the racism shown by some of the cast, saying “I have to be honest, it stung.. Those things, in my opinion … it felt mean-spirited. It felt ugly and it felt mean.”
Although CBS privately may love the publicity generated for the summer show by the Big Brother controversy, do you think eventually the network will be forced by public opinion to evict any of these racist houseguests? A certain amount of earthy language may find its way into any bull session, but what do you think is going in with this particular group of Big Brother houseguests in terms of their obsession with serving up racially charged insults?