Does CBS give a damn about the racist and homophobic remarks being made by Big Brother 15 cast members on the Big Brother Live Feeds? The answer is yes, apparently they do. Not enough to actually kick any of the Big Brother 2013 HouseGuests off the show but at least enough to issue a statement about it. At least it’s something?
The Big Brother 2013 cast has been under extreme fire this week after quite a few of them started unleashing racist and homophobic remarks inside the Big Brother 15 house. The worst offenders so far have been Aaryn, GinaMarie, Kaitlin, Amanda, David and Spencer, with Aaryn possibly leading the pack with her offensive comments against gays, African-American players Candice and Howard, and Asian-American HouseGuest Helen. We aren’t excusing any of the other players who have also said bullshit crap, but these five really do seem to be the worst. Jeremy earns his own title as possibly the most misogynistic asshat of the group.
None of this, of course, has been shown on the primetime CBS Big Brother shows. Big Brother executive producer Allison Grodner has stated previously that CBS really doesn’t “want to put hateful things out there.” As Jezebel.com noted, that means a lot of extra editing for CBS this season to censor out things like GinaMarie calling welfare “n****r insurance” and Spencer saying Nazi doctors were pretty much heroes for performing medical experiments on Jews in the concentration camps and that Hitler was a great speaker.
Yes, he really did say that.
What does CBS have to say about this season’s foul-mouthed Big Brother 15 cast and their rampant racism and homophobia? Well, they aren’t happy with it but so far that’s about as much as they are willing to discuss it. In a statement to TMZ.com, CBS execs say the network head honchos “certainly find the statements made by several of the HouseGuests on the live Internet feed to be offensive.” The network released a longer statement to The Hollywood Reporter basically saying the same thing with more words.
“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.”
Despite rumors and outcry from fans that those guilty of spewing hate in the house should be evicted, CBS is making no move to expel anyone at this time. All they are willing to say is that CBS does not agree with any of the racist, misogynistic or homophobic commentary going on. “At times, the HouseGuests reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone.
So if you’ve been hoping Aaryn or any of the other Big Brother 2013 cast members are about to get the boot for all the foulness they’ve been crapping out their mouths the past few days, looks like that’s a no. So we can all look forward to more nastiness to come, which is really, just par for the course on Big Brother pretty much every season.
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