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'Big Brother' Jeff -- Homophobic Shots At Dumbledore

7/13/2011 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

'Harry Potter' ignited a homophobic firestorm inside the "Big Brother' house ... after castmember Jeff Schroeder said he would never send his kid to a "fantasy camp" run by Dumbledore ... because he's gay. 071311_jeff_homophobe_still
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It all went down inside the BB house last night  -- during a live feed on the Internet -- when Jeff and Kalia began talking about the fact J.K. Rowling wrote Dumbledore as a gay character.

Jeff -- shocked by the revelation -- says, "He's in a school with little kids, you can't make that guy gay!"

He added, "It isn't right to have it in a little kids book, and have the head master locked away in this magical land, be gay. That isn't the right kind of writing to do."

Kalia responded, "Why? Gay men can't work with little kids!?" ... adding, "Just because he is gay, doesn't mean there is a thing wrong with him."

This isn't the first time Jeff has been involved in a homophobic situation on the show ... back in 2009, he used a gay slur to attack a fellow housemate.

UPDATE: CBS just released the following statement -- "Any views or opinions expressed in personal commentary by a houseguest appearing on Big Brother, either on any live feed from the house or the broadcast, are those of the individual(s) speaking and do not represent the views or opinions of CBS or the producers of the program."

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charlie    

so we can't call a gay person gay?

1012 days ago
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Shawn    

Of course you can. What Jeff is doing is insinuating that because he's gay, he can't be left with children. He's equating homosexuality to pedophilia, which is more than offensive.

1012 days ago
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Sonja    

it wasn't that charlie and you know it. He's basically saying that all gays are pedophiles and shouldn't be allowed to be around or work with little kids, nor should any characters be in books.. so yes he is a homophobe,... on a side note he is also a egotistical ****.

1012 days ago
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Her Imperial and Royal Majesty    

I'm probably out of the loop on this one, but why would J.K. Rowlings even care about Dumbledore´s sexuality? What difference would it make if he were straight, gay, or liked to hump pineapples? How would that matter to the Harry Potter story?

1012 days ago
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wayne    

One clarification. Jeff didn't use "a gay slur" against a fellow housemate. He used MULTIPLE gay slurs on numerous occasions against several other house guests. He's a repeat offender.

1012 days ago
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Cartman    

He's not homophobic, he's stating his opinion about how perverse it is to make an authority figure in a children's book a gay man. And I happen to agree.

This politically correct stuff where we teach 5 yr-olds in school that it's OK to not like girls forever is pretty twisted if you think about it.

1012 days ago
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Melissa    

I don't think it he was equating homosexuality to pedophilia - if you listen closely he's saying that he doesn't think it's right to put that in a little kid's book and right or wrong - he has a point especially in our close minded society - sooner or later it will get better, but right now as a society we suck when it comes to equal rights and to right that a character is gay means you have to write what "gay" entails and you don't write like that about heterosexuality characters especially in a little kid's book. On another note - funny how this comes out, yet Cassi has been calling people "f-go-s" since day one.

1012 days ago
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H2    

As a huge BB fan, I love how the Jeff haters created a firestorm over this but no one is PC policing any other Houseguest. Kalia (the one arguing with Jeff) called Keith an Uncle Tom. Danielle calls fellow houseguests Retarded.

Jeff apologized later and said Kalia was right. Kalia said she didn't hate him.

1012 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

This guy is obviously over-playing his straightness. Only people who have something to hide have such views about gay people.

1012 days ago
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Melissa    

Agree completely H2 - funny how this gets brought up and WE all judge him as if we have never said something in the heat of the moment or it comes out wrong other than we intended. People are so quick to be PC about everything and I bet you all of you have said something stupid that offends someone at one point in time, so pot meet kettle. And right on H2 - everyone in that house has said something...shame on TMZ for just posting this or posting it at all.

1012 days ago
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Tinalouise    

BIG BROTHER SUCKS...They keep bringing the a-holes back every year and I am sick of it! I watched the first night and that was it..Tell Jeff and his ugly biotch big mouthed girlfriend to get a life and kick these two to the curb asap and maybe I will watch again. Nobody wants to watch these morons come back and spill their hatred everywhere, CBS knows he is a homophobe and his g/f is a loud mouth idiot,I hope no one watches.

1012 days ago
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stu    

how bout this gay guy kick jeffrey's scrawny a$$!

1012 days ago
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Melissa    

Oh and shame on TMZ for not posting the entire conversation including Jeff and Kalia talking about it afterwards. Situation = blown out of proportion by all of us. Ever heard of something being taken out of context, educating someone, listening to each other's opinions, thoughts or reasoning - oh and someone's right to have their own opinions and just because you may or may not agree with them doesn't mean that the person is terrible. BTW If Kalia isn't upset none of you should be -

1012 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

Melissa: You are an go idiot. Your 'Everyone Does It, So Why Not Me' view is pathetic.

Hope that offends you.

1012 days ago
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lanie    

I don't think Jeff is homophobic. He was good friends with Kevin while they were in the house together and Kevin is gay. I think his opinions are unfortunate and don't agree with them, but I wouldn't go as far to say he's a homophobe.

I will say tha*****ching it play out - Danielle and Rachel looked horrified at what Jeff was saying. Odd that Jeff couldn't sense that what he was saying was definitely not P.C. and could be found as offensive to some.

1012 days ago
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