‘Big Brother’ Sweetheart Sam Bledsoe Explains Why She Shamed Female Nominees In HOH Speech

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Big Brother’s Sam Bledsoe is making waves for her controversial Head of Household speech, and now she is giving more details as to why she said the things she did about her eviction nominees, Kaitlyn Herman and Haleigh Broucher.

As the Inquisitr previously reported, Sam Bledsoe is under fire for slut-shaming the two female houseguests in her speech to nominate them for eviction from the CBS reality show. The on-camera call out was a Big Brother first.

At the nomination ceremony, Sam revealed that she chose Kaitlyn Herman and Haleigh Broucher as her nominees because she thinks “they take the most from the house and contribute the least.” But in a more damning statement, Sam called the women out for how they treat the men in the BB20 house, which she says is “the opposite of female empowerment.”

“I don’t care for how the two of you treat the young men in the house. I think that they deserve more respect, and I think that it is the opposite of female empowerment. And I think that you should both respect yourselves more.”

Both Kaitlyn and Haleigh were visibly upset over Sam Bledsoe’s apparent slut-shaming amid their cozy relationships with Big Brother guys Tyler Crispen, Faysal Shafaat, and Scottie Salton. In a diary room session after the nomination ceremony, Haleigh lamented that her family is watching Big Brother, while Kaitlyn broke down in tears over Sam’s harsh words.


And many Big Brother fans agreed that Bledsoe was out of line. The power-tripped HOH was slammed by many Big Brother veterans and fans, including Big Brother legends Janelle Pierzina and Rachel Reilly. Sam was even called out by her former Big Brother housemate Steve Arienta.

You can see the reaction to Sam Bledsoe’s controversial Big Brother speech below.


After her stunning HOH speech, Sam Bledsoe was later caught on the Big Brother live feed explaining her nominations. Sam told housemate Rachel Swindler she had several reasons for nominating Kaitlyn and Haleigh for eviction.

“What they do is the total opposite of what I consider to be an empowered female. Flipping your hair around and yelling like a cat isn’t exactly a respectable lady behavior. And walking around with your clothes half on, half off…”

Bledsoe went on to explain that her HOH nominees don’t respect other peoples’ space in the Big Brother house and they don’t clean.

“Respect others, and respect yourself,” she said.

You can see Sam Bledsoe talking about her Big Brother HOH nominations in the video below.

Big Brother airs Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays on CBS.