'Big Brother' controversy: CBS responds to houseguests' "inappropriate" and "offensive" behavior
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/05/2018
Big Brother has found itself in the center of controversy again, with CBS releasing a statement after several cast members made racist comments or have been accused of sexual harassment.
Big Brother fans recently expressed outraged over the cast members' insensitive behavior in the Big Brother house, and CBS is making it known the network does not tolerate or support such actions.
"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. At times, the houseguests reveal prejudices and exhibit behavior that we do not condone," CBS toldUs Weekly in a statement.
"The producers have addressed two such incidents that were seen recently on the 24/7 online feed. In both cases, those involved have been warned about their inappropriate behavior and offensive comments, as well as future consequences."
The network added, "These events will not be part of any future Big Brother broadcast on CBS."
One incident reportedly involved Rachel Swindler, a 29-year-old Vegas entertainer from Myrtle Beach, SC, who currently resides in Las Vegas, NV, and Angela Rummans, a 26-year-old fitness model from Hilton Head, SC, who currently resides in Playa Vista, CA.
On Monday's live feed of Big Brother's 20th season, Rachel and Angela were allegedly shown discussing their skin tones after spending a lot of time outside.
"My stomach is as dark as Bay," Rachel said, referencing African American houseguest, Baylor Dayton. "I can't be in the sun for two days straight... I will change ethnicities. I already have."
Angela then reportedly replied, "I'm looking ghetto here with the skin coloration."
In addition, JC Mounduix, a 28-year-old professional dancer from Miami, FL, who currently resides in West Hollywood, CA, has also come under fire for inappropriately touching female houseguests, according to Us.
The live feeds reportedly showed JC walking around the house with an ice cream scooper and telling Kaycee Clark to "open up your vagina."
JC was also allegedly caught placing the scooper under Kaitlyn Herman's blanket and appearing to rub his hand over another female player's privates while she was receiving a friendly massage from a pal.