'Big Brother' on racist houseguests: 'We don't condone it'
Boorish behavior by several houseguests on Big Brother 15 — which have included racist and homophobic comments that were caught on the 24/7 internet feeds — prompted CBS to release a statement saying that it (shocker!) didn’t condone the behavior.
It’s unclear, for now, whether the offensive comments made by players like GinaMarie, Aaryn, Spencer and Amanda over the last week will make it to air. (Sites like Reality Blurred have been listing the myriad of abhorrent comments made in the house). But for now, CBS had this to say about their actions: “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.”
Several BB fan sites have called for CBS to air the foul behavior — especially since the show introduced a new twist this season that involves the audience picking a weekly most valuable player. But the show’s producers may not want to deal with the fallout from national advocacy groups, should it air the dirty laundry during one of the show’s three weekly telecasts.