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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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tgrfan42069    

nothing new in the gay community whining over someone saying they wouldnt want their kids to be taught by a gay teacher..heck i wouldnt want my kids teacher to be gay as well..considering kids are impressionable

1010 days ago
227.

Scooby-Doo    

So Jeff made a dumb comment. I'm glad Kalia called him on it. Saying that the headmaster shouldn't be gay is as bad as saying the headmaster shouldn't be straight. He might molest the little girls. Even though the author said Dumbledore is gay, what difference does it make? Does it affect the story? What I don't understand is how the gay headmaster is bad, but all the witchcraft, sorcery, demons, spirits, etc. is okay. All that is the work of the devil and everyone is fine and dandy with that, but get that homosexual teacher out of there.

1010 days ago
228.

AAngel    

I dont agree with Jeff at all. Wake up people he has a right to his own opinion. Cant TMZ find better news then this?

1010 days ago
229.

K L    

I think he needs to gesticulate with his hands more while he talks because straight men always do that. Don't be fooled ladies, park bench **** gobbler craigslist critter here.

1010 days ago
230.

Scooby-Doo    

@gettalife. Who is this "they" that will be teaching kids it's okay to be gay? It's not okay to be gay if you are straight. If you are straight, you go live your straight life. Nobody can teach or convince anybody to be gay. Either you are or you aren't. People who are gay know inside that they are. Even though we were influenced from birth that we must be straight, our true selves emerge anyway. Even though we were being forced to live a straight life, we are not straight. If I was a straight man, it would be really stupid of me to want to be with men.

1010 days ago
231.

Wow    

Wow, I'm amazed at the level of stupidity displayed here. And we wonder why so many foreign countrie*****e us? Look at us. This whole "free speech" and "freedom of religion" thing has been abused so much that our general population have now become arrogant, self-entitled pricks who can say whatever they want and get away with it. That is how most of you are acting right now on this comment list.

I understand that people are entitled to their opinion, but if you're going to express an opinion, knowing that millions of people are watching and listening, you better think before you speak. His rant made him look like a gigantic moron and an ignoramous. This Kalia lady was right in calling him out and setting the record straight, so to speak.

I'm just disgusted that people here are defending him. He doesn't need defending because he backed down and apologized. He should feel sorry for the things he said and the people he insulted with this rant.

Dumbasses.

1010 days ago
232.

Fashionista    

WTF, just because a person is gay it doesn't mean that he's a pedophile u D-bag Jeff! That's why gay people have the right to adopt kids u a**!

1010 days ago
233.

Misty    

LAST TIME I CHECKED --- This was a FREE COUNTRY and WE ARE entitled to our OWN OPINIONS, whether YOU, -GAY STRAIGHT BI TRANSGENDER BLACK WHITE CHINESE JAPANESE JEWISH CATHOLIC ATHIEST ---- Like it OR NOT.

Get over it people. Seriously??? Go find something better to throw your MORONIC insults & Anger to.

Geeze.

1010 days ago
234.

Mistydawn    

Hey WOW.I just read your rant and what you are saying is that Kalia was right and Jeff was wrong. That is your opinion. What you are saying is that you have the right to your opinion but if anyone gives their opinion and it differs from your's they are wrong. That is just a little hipacritical, don't you think? And I am guessing that Jeff was not apologizing for what he said but to calm the situation and the people who told him he was wrong. Because we live in a free country we have the right to our opinion. That is why you were able to post your opinion on this page. You said he looked like a gigantic moron and a ignoramous. Perhaps you should look in the mirror. But hey, that is just my opinion!!

1010 days ago
235.

demoncat    

interesting that it was a talk about a fictional character that caused jeff to prove how homophobic and believing the sterotype if a adult guy is gay means he is a pedophile. but as cbs stated Jeff opinion is his own . even his stupid homophobic one all over the sexuality of a fictional character.

1010 days ago
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2tall4u    

@Samantha - you're a bigot and a homophobe and don't use the religious dogma as an excuse. smh

1010 days ago
237.

toto    

Jeff is a turd and That Rachel girl has the worst laugh ever. I watched the first episode and that was all I could stand. I feel sorry for the newbies this year.

1010 days ago
238.

Mike1978    

THANK YOU TMZ for doing this story and bringing attention to the fact that "America's sweetheart"/fan favorite is really just an ignorant bigot. It will make it much harder for cbs to just give him the hero edit this summer, and make it easier for me to get over it once he's evicted.

1010 days ago
239.

Luan    

It's not so much that he said "gay" but that he was saying having a gay male in the school is dangerous to children linking it to pedophilia.
He's saying a gay man can't be in charge of an institution with pure motives.

1010 days ago
240.

David    

Fkuc'n closet case!

1010 days ago
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