It's not a healthy relationship between the show Big Brother and fans who love the social chess game but hate to see the constant racism, bigotry, and general awfulness of the cast members and production crew. This year for their eighth season, Big Brother Canada presented a refreshingly diverse line-up of houseguests, including the first Sikh man (Hira Deol) to ever play the game. Unfortunately, things went downhill quickly in the first few weeks after a series of micro-aggressions ultimately led to production's decision to eject a black man from the game.
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Long story short: 24-year-old houseguest (and arguably season star) Jamar Lee was removed from the show after he made several white houseguests feel "uncomfortable," including WWE wannabe Kyle Rozendal (who previously begged two black houseguests to say the n-word to each other on the livefeeds) and Vanessa Clements, who said during a house meeting that she just "couldn't explain" why exactly Jamar's slang and jokes had made her feel so "threatened."
What exactly did Jamar do? Well, not much. In the first clip I shared that eventually incited his removal, Jamar and Kyle are both having a go at each other. Kyle makes kissing noises and faces at Jamar, and Jamar says that outside of the house, Kyle's muscles wouldn't help him and he'd "pop" Kyle. He also does a hand gun movement and Kyle flips out. Jamar later apologizes for this during a house meeting and insists to everyone he's not a threat, while Kyle and Vanessa (who have been scheming to get him evicted for days) keep to their story that they were "threatened" and "uncomfortable."
Jamar clocking the microaggressions. We can’t stan hard enough pic.twitter.com/r1CLq9ZreG— yas #istandwithjamar (@Adoomies2) March 16, 2020
#IStandWithJamar is currently trending at #2 on Twitter in Canada, with a number of Big Brother Canada alums speaking out in Jamar's defense, including Ika, Melissa, Brent and Taran.
@BigBrotherCA I feel uncomfortable with a white HG is asking ppl to use the n word. So when are you removing Kyle? Since you want ppl to feel comfortable, I want Kyle to be removed. Racism makes me uncomfortable.— #TEAMDRAMA #IStandWithJamar (@SweetBBfan) March 18, 2020
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