Another season of Big Brother comes to an end tonight, and for the first time ever, I'm happy about it. Big Brother 15 needs to be put to bed. And the vile houseguests need to come out of hiding and face the wrath of America.
I fully expect Big Brother to bring back a few (if not all) veteran players next summer. This season's much anticipated all new cast sucked. That said it's hardly been the "worst season ever" as far as ratings go. Big Brother 15 is averaging 7.29 million viewers and viewership is up 11% over last summer.
Last night, Aaryn was unanimously voted out of the Big Brother house, and now she'll join Candice Stewart, Jessie Kowalski, and Helen Kim in the jury house. But first… a little chat with Julie Chen…
Much to my amazement, Julie grilled Aaryn last night, and I think she did the best she could with the "no info from the outside world" rule she must follow to keep the jury fair. Also a shock? CBS let the audience BOO! Aaryn.
Tonight's live episode of Big Brother 15 is going to be crazy – double eviction, jury reveal, rumored game-changer! Expect the unexpected, right?
The first eviction will send either Amanda Zuckerman, Candice Stewart, or Spencer Clawson to the jury house. That's right – jury starts this week! This is going to be a huge slap in the face to those who have made decisions based on a seven person jury. Too bad. So sad.
Then the remaining houseguests will play an entire week of Big Brother in a matter of minutes. Host Julie Chen will rush the frenzied hamsters through a head of household competition, nominations, power of veto competition and ceremony, and eviction.
Big Brother 15 has been consumed by controversy with several houseguests spewing hateful and racist remarks every chance they get. Aaryn Gries, a 22-year-old college student/model from Texas, has been denounced by fans of the show and mainstream media, which led to the end of her modeling contract, for her ignorance.
Of course, the uncensored live feeds clearly show that Aaryn is not alone, but CBS has decided that she shall be the poster child for everything that's wrong with Big Brother 15. (Please don't think I feel sorry for her – I do not.)
Howard Overby, a 29-year-old youth counselor from Mississippi, was targeted by Aaryn (Head of Household) and Amanda Zuckerman (Queen of Bullydom) and evicted on Thursday. Immediately following his eviction, Howard told Julie Chen, enduring racism inside the Big Brother house was the "hardest thing in the world."
In the diary room, Amanda once said, "I'd say on top of Aaryn being a raging bitch, she's very naive and sheltered, and she makes comments that are completely inappropriate where she makes fun of other people for what they look like and their ethnicity," adding, "I think it's going to hurt her a lot — in the game and outside the game."
Don't get me wrong, Amanda is right, everything she says about Aaryn is dead on. However, she is also a hypocrite, and the video evidence (for non feed watchers) is finally on YouTube.
On the video, Amanda says about Candice Stewart, "She wore my f–king headband and didn't ask. She took it off your f–king head and put it on her greasy-ass, nappy-hair head." Y'all, it gets worse, much worse. Amanda is a mean, unscrupulous person.
Since her eviction, Kaitlin admitted she didn't know Aaryn was campaigning against her, adding, "The fact that they kept her instead of me – I hope she finds a way to stay in that house – for karma."
Also, when it comes to being a mean girl,Kaitlin insisted she's simply "guilty by association" because she was "sweet to everyone."Is Kaitlin a mean girl or a victim? She wants us to believe it's the latter – you be the judge!
As a huge fan of Big Brother – and avid follower of the uncensored live feeds – I'm sickened by the racism, misogyny, and homophobia coming from the Big Brother 15 cast this summer week. Oy. I have to repeatedly remind myself that it's only the first week.
Apparently, CBS/Big Brother has asked the houseguests to not make racial or derogatory remarks against others in the house, but that's the EXTENT of CBS/Big Brother's willingness to get involved.
Whether or not the racial slurs make it to the CBS broadcasts of Big Brother remains to be seen, but in my opinion, hiding it exacerbates the problem. My guess, CBS will pretend the racism, misogyny, and homophobia inside the Big Brother house does not exist, which is unfortunate.