“Big Brother 15″ Bigotry: Racism, Sexism & Homophobia, Oh My!
A few weeks ago, I tried to convince y’all to watch my favorite summer reality show, “Big Brother.” What I forgot to mention is that because of the 24-hour live feeds, the houseguests can, will and have been caught saying all manner of offensive things. But the cast of “Big Brother 15″ has really, really, really overachieved in this department, garnering tons of attention for the excessive sexist, racist and homophobic comments that have been caught on camera — and they’ve only been in there for less than two weeks, with many more to go.
Up until last night’s episode, CBS had rather conveniently edited all of the racism and homophobia out of the episodes that air on TV, which had many fans and critics of the show angry. Given that this season, viewers get to vote on a weekly MVP — who then gets the power to nominate a third person for eviction — shouldn’t we be made more privy to the, ahem, negative characteristics of the houseguests? (GinaMarie and Aaryn’s employers have already fired them for their remarks.) After all, “Big Brother” is the most “real” of all the reality shows, and revealing the cast’s racism, sexism and homophobia, rather than hiding it, is as real as it gets. Thankfully, CBS listened to the fans and included a few clips of Aryan Aaryn making racist and homophobic remarks about some of the houseguests. But while Aaryn is one of the most egregious offenders, she’s hardly alone. So I created a handy chart of some of the disgusting things seven out of the 16 houseguests have said thus far (helpfully compiled by a user at JokersUpdates.com). See video proof below (NSFW due to language, obvs):
That still leaves nine houseguests who are still worthy of your MVP vote, at least for now. Personally, I’m really digging nerdy pizza boy McCrae. Maybe he can orchestrate an alliance with the other weirdos and minorities to evict all of Team Racist Sexist Homophobic Douchebags.