This arrives just days after the network released an official statement regarding ‘offensive comments’ made by other contestants.
“Big Brother” is only two weeks into its season 20, but it’s already facing a controversy. A contestant was caught dropping the N-word during the show’s 24/7 live feed.
During the Thursday, July 5 feed, Kaitlyn Herman could be seen chatting with fellow houseguests Tyler Crispen and Scottie Salton. The 26-year-old life coach later made references to Drake‘s “0 to 100” song. “I did go zero to 100 n***a, real quick,” she said. Kaitlyn seemingly realized her mistake as she added, “Oops!”
Following the controversy, former houseguest Da’Vonne Rogers tweeted, “You don’t get to sing it. You don’t get to say it. You don’t get to think it!!”
Some fans appeared to be enraged by the mishap. Some even urged CBS to remove Kaitlyn from the show.
This arrives just days after the network released an official statement regarding “offensive comments” made by other contestants, Rachel Swindler and Angela Rummans. ” ‘Big Brother’ is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7 – and capturing every unfiltered moment and conversation in their lives,” CBS said.
“At times, the houseguests reveal prejudices and exhibit behavior that we do not condone. The producers have addressed two such incidents that were seen recently on the 24/7 online feed,” the network added. “In both cases, those involved have been warned about their inappropriate behavior and offensive comments, as well as future consequences. These events will not be part of any future Big Brother broadcast on CBS.”
Angela and Rachel were previously under fire after making a racist remark about African-American houseguest Bayleigh Dayton. Rachel said, “My stomach is as dark as Bay. I can’t be in the sun for two days straight. … I will change ethnicities. I already have.” Angela later responded, “I’m looking ghetto here with the skin coloration.”
“Big Brother” season 20 airs on Sundays at 8 P.M., and Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9 P.M. on CBS.