CBS Responds as Big Brother Cast Is Accused of Racism, Bullying: 'We Share Some of the Concerns' https://t.co/Dxkk9X6i5U— People (@people) July 25, 2019
Big Brother fans have slammed houseguests on the 21st season for racist remarks and behavior.
All four houseguests who have been evicted thus far have been people of color.
CBS finally responded and released a joint statement to PEOPLE addressing the backlash.
“BIG BROTHER is a multi-platform reality competition show about a group of people who live in a house for several months with no contact from the outside world. The audience is able to view the show during the multiple weekly broadcasts as well as on the 24/7 live, online stream, which captures unedited content of the contestants unfiltered moments in the House,” they said. “At times, the Houseguests say things that we do not condone. We share some of the viewers’ concerns about inappropriate behavior and offensive comments, and producers have addressed specific incidents with the Houseguests involved. However, there is absolutely no truth that the casting of the show is racially motivated, that the Houseguests’ behavior is predetermined or that the outcome is controlled in any way.”
Fans also criticized CBS for not airing the racism and bullying and giving houseguests good edits.
Even after Jack was warned by production, he cannot seem to stop his racist remarks. He made this comment about the only Asian houseguest on the show.
Christie/Kat/Sis/Tommy/Jack all discussing Bella saying the proof is in the pudding.— Big Brother 21 Updates (@BB21Updates) July 22, 2019
Jack: "in the Rice Pudding."
I EXPECT @CBSBigBrother @agrodner22 @JulieChen to discuss this RACIST comment by Jack. Do not sweep it under the rug.@TMZ @PerezHilton #BB21 pic.twitter.com/wcsUUy6EN3
A new production company needs to take over for BB tbh. they need to enforce the rules and kick people off due to racism and bullying like other versions of the show do. Allison Grodner needs to GO!