Blac Chyna could soon be in the Big Brother house, but some diehard fans of the CBS reality show are not having it. Us Weekly reports that Chyna, a seasoned reality TV vet, could be the first confirmed contestant for the first-ever celebrity edition of the U.S. version of the reality show.
“The production team behind the show is trying to get Chyna to do Celebrity Big Brother,” a source told Us.
Blac Chyna’s claim to reality fame comes from Keeping Up With the Kardashians when she was introduced as Ron Kardashian’s lady love and future baby mama. Last year, Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian starred in their own short-lived E! reality series, Rob & Chyna, before their messy split dominated tabloid headlines.
But while Blac Chyna could provide some juicy Kardashian scoops while she’s sequestered in the Celebrity Big Brother house, not everyone is a fan of the former stripper. Reaction to the rumors of Blac Chyna joining the Celebrity Big Brother cast has been very heated, with some fans of the franchise threatening to boycott the show if she is signed.
Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton was one of the first people to chime in on rumors of Blac Chyna on Celebrity Big Brother, already denouncing the show as “canceled” if the controversial reality star makes the cast. Other fans seemed just as distraught over the thought of Blac Chyna on the long-awaited celebrity edition of their beloved reality show, with some saying they won’t be able to handle seeing her on the CBB cast. Others feel that Blac Chyna isn’t worthy of the “celebrity” title for the CBS reality show. You can see the angry reaction from Big Brother fans below.
The celebrity edition of Big Brother is set to premiere in winter 2018, and it will be similar to the summertime version of the CBS reality game show, with Head of Household titles, Power of Veto competitions, and live eviction ceremonies. But while the format is mostly set, CBS has yet to confirm any cast members, including Blac Chyna.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Big Brother executive producer Allison Grodner revealed the production team for the show has already received “an overwhelming response from people who want to be on the show.” Longtime Big Brother host Julie Chen said, “They’re getting tons of calls from agents.”
But Chen also told THR that Celebrity Big Brother producers are “being realistic” about the type of talent the show will attract.
“It’s not going to be all Oscar winners,” Chen said. “Whoever casts Dancing With the Stars does an amazing job. They don’t always get household names, but some people kind of reinvent themselves and suddenly I see that person all over the tabloids.”
If you need a refresher on who Blac Chyna is, check out the video from her short-lived E! reality show below.
Celebrity Big Brother is slated to debut in early 2018 on CBS.
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