Tonight on Big Brother, we see Caleb Reynolds move into the Big Brother 16 house. Unlucky Caleb is the first Big Brother 16 houseguest to garner controversial headlines. Unfortunately, if last season is any indication, he won't be the one and only. Countless racial, homophobic, and misogynistic remarks made Big Brother 15 not-so-much fun. Are we headed down the same path for Big Brother 16? One peek at Caleb's social media accounts suggests we are, indeed, headed down the same path.
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After President Obama was re-elected, Caleb posted on Instagram, “YEAH FOR OBAMA HE GETS TO SHRED THIS COUNTRY APART FOR ANOTHER 4 YEARS ONLY GOD CAN HELP US NOW!!!"
Then, in response to a negative comment directed at him, Caleb argued, “You believe in murder? You agree with f*gs? I guess so but I don’t agree with murdering a innocent baby which he clearly doesn’t mind. Nothin has changed in these last four years. Your just a democrat that wants that Muslim monkey in office. I’m done with you, your dismissed.”
Also, a YouTube video of Caleb beating a poor pig to death surfaced, with the caption “Caleb had to swim across the river to get a hog and forgot his knife!! But no worries he used a stick instead.”
Is it too much to ask Big Brother to thoroughly investigate their applicants' social media accounts during the casting process? Oh, who am I kidding, of course they do. When it comes to the racial and homophobic slurs on Caleb's account, Big Brother either didn't care or they moved Caleb from the "maybe" pile to the "media attention jackpot" pile.
Several of Caleb's family members came to his defense, insisting he is not a racist and it's not fair to judge him based on something he wrote two years ago. Is there a statute of limitations on racial slurs on Instagram?
Tamara Tattles wrote a great post about the Caleb controversy. So someone claiming to be Caleb's cousin (Natasha) commented: "Tamara & everyone else, you should really read your bible. Nothing negative on here about Caleb Reynolds is True. This site is overwhelmed with judgmental ignorant people who are simply jealous." I seriously cannot stand the "jealous haters" whiners.
"Sorry you are not brave enough to enlist in the military, nor slaughter pigs so others can eat, nor hold people accountable for God’s word," she continued. "Get over yourself. You all need to learn to be better people and understand your 5th amendment. His & our families beliefs about anything is nothing to come out of your mouth. All you need to know about the real Caleb Reynolds is he is a good hearted character who is going to have you laughing your butt off at the big screen, doing what he loves, making people smile."
Natasha concluded, "So words of advise, unless you know Caleb personally, keep the negative out of your mouth. Thank you to all the #teamcaleb fans out there, we are VERY proud of him!"
TELL US – YOUR THOUGHTS ON PART ONE OF THE BIG BROTHER 16 PREMIERE? IS IT FAIR TO JUDGE CALEB FOR HIS POSTS?
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