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Update on the petition to remove racist houseguests from “Big Brother 15”

Big Brother logoThis year’s edition of Big Brother has been the most controversial by far thanks in large part to the blatant racism of three house guests and homophobic remarks of those three and a few other house guests.

Ed King is leading an online petition to get the “ringleader” of the group expelled and he updated the status of the effort: Continue reading Update on the petition to remove racist houseguests from “Big Brother 15”

Julie Chen speaks out on “Big Brother 15” racists

julie_chenFor the past six years my summertime TV viewing is reserved to one amazing guilty pleasure – “Big Brother.”  It’s awesome in the backstabbing, double-dealing, showmances and off the wall characters I get so invested in watching three times a week that I feel like I know them. The houseguests are better than most scripted series and the reality show I base my summer schedule around it’s so much fun.

This summer’s installment has been decidedly lacking in the fun as the house has been plagued by a pack of racists and homophobes. As the remarks started becoming national news, viewers wanted to hear from CBS about what they were going to do while others wondered how this affected host Julie Chen. On her other show, “The Talk,” Chen responded.

Sadly, the moronic houseguests are still berating other houseguests and otherwise being complete tools. I’m looking forward to them finally getting kicked out so I can back to enjoying the game the way it’s meant to be played.

So… “Big Brother 15” houseguest Aaryn Gries is apparently a super racist/homophobe

BIG BROTHERThe first main controversy from season 15 of Big Brother surfaced as contestant Aaryn Gries of San Marcos, Texas, was dropped by her talent agency Zephyr Talent after she made some majorly offensive racist, homophobic slurs to some of her fellow houseguest during the 24-hour live feeds.

Gries said it would be hard to see one of her houseguests in the dark, asked another to make some rice and used a gay slur to the gay housemate.

I KNEW her parents didn’t spell her name right! It’s ARYAN!

CBS issued a blanket statement to The Hollywood Reporter before the July 2 incident “We certainly find the statements made by several houseguests to the live Internet feed to be offensive.” That’s great and all but CBS seriously needs to stop for lack of a better word, white-washing, the houseguests.

Sure it’s reality TV and all but not showing this other side of the houseguest is a disservice to the viewer. If they’re ignorant racists and homophobes, CBS needs to convey that somehow and stop painting the houseguests as these quirky people.

At one point, the producers had to get on the house loudspeaker and tell the houseguests not to use racial slurs against other houseguests. (Aaryn was joined in the “fun” by fellow guests GinaMarie and Kaitlyn).

And how completely clueless is a houseguest who makes racist statements against Asians going to come on a show where the host is Asian? I wonder what Julie Chen thinks about all this?

For what it’s worth, there’s an online petition to get Aaryn out of the house that you can check out here and if nothing else, hopefully this will keep them from ever being named the Big Brother MVP.