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CBS & 'Big Brother'

We're OFFENDED By

Our Racist Houseguests

7/2/2013 4:55 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The honchos at CBS tell TMZ ... they were certainly OFFENDED by several racist and homophobic comments made by the current "Big Brother" houseguests ... but hey, that's live programming for ya.

The houseguests have been under fire from what appears to be the ENTIRE INTERNET over the following comments:

-- GinaMarie referred to welfare as “n**ger insurance”
-- Aaryn called gay contestant Andy a "queer."
-- Spencer referred to Andy as “Kermit the F**" ... and praised Hitler as a gifted speaker.

CBS has released a statement to TMZ ... saying, "We certainly find the statements made by several of the Houseguests on the live Internet feed to be offensive."

However, The Eye points out that 24/7 live programming can sometimes reveal some bad things about people ... saying, "At times, the Houseguests reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone."

There have been rumors that Big Brother will be 86ing some of the offensive cast members -- but it certainly doesn't appear that's gonna happen.

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91.

comic con fan    

where do they get these people?...have not seen the show (only the cbs promos)...and i am definitely NOT going to tune in...the contestant coordinators must be looking for the lowest mental common demominator possible (no morals, manners or minds)...yank it off the air

424 days ago
92.

Matt diesel    

Big brother is jus racist...let me go on big brother ima slap a bitch..its amazing how little money can make you loose your self respect forget that

424 days ago
93.

Allen    

Isn't this part of the plan. Why else would people watch this show than for the controversy? TMZ and others report it, sagging ratings go up. Mission accomplished. Who is really at fault here, the "players" or the network?

424 days ago
94.

Max    

Everyone knows white people in America are completely racist......why is anyone surprised. This is how hillbillies talk!

424 days ago
95.

Christy Polly    

They just put the "LIVE" feed on a 5 minute delay

424 days ago
96.

NE1    

They should be offended. I'm not watching this or any more seasons of the show, those people should be evicted from the house, they would be fired from any job in the country.

424 days ago
97.

kev_chi13    

1, I have a hard time believing this is the first time stereotypical comments were said by the BB house guests. Get over it.

2, Hitler was an amazing speaker. It's not racist or anti-semitic to say that.

I hate how sensitive people are.

424 days ago
98.

Stuart    

I think it would be very wrong to remove people for their offensive remarks. They originally claimed this show was a social experiment. It's better that we learn how common these prejudices are, make them points of discussion, then pretend these thoughts don't exist.
We'll never be rid of this ignorance if we can't face it.

424 days ago
99.

Woodie    

THAT IS BS! This behavior is as wrong and as dangerous as the knife-wielding or physical violence of previous houseguests who have been immediately evicted. Just how far are the networks willing to let "Reality TV" to go? Let's hope this line has been crossed.

They should shut down production NOW!

424 days ago
100.

DEBBIE    

GinaMarie referred to welfare as “n**ger insurance/ needs to be taken off the show for using the N word in any form. That word id taboo in any form.

424 days ago
101.

YoMama    

Hitler was a gifted speaker. He was evil and incited hate, but he was gifted as a speaker to be able to brainwash millions of people. He was even man of the year on TIME magazine as the man who was the most influential person back in that year. That is not a racist statement, it's just a painful fact.

424 days ago
102.

wayne    

This statement is a cop out. One Big Brother fan favorite, Jeff Schroeder, outed himself as a homophobe on two separate appearances. Both times CBS censored his comments and gave him a hero's edit. They also gave him extra work hosting their internet shows. So they absolutely do condone this sort of thing.

424 days ago
103.

Jeff From NJ    

Right.. and if any "gay" if I may use that term, at TMZ has referred to another gay as "bitch".. then I expect TMZ to fire them. For being offensive to women around the world.

424 days ago
104.

JAFOM    

What's the big deal. Asians like rice and cook it good. I know, I'm married to one. I like it too. Italians like and make good pasta. I like it too. Germans make great wienerschnitzel and I like that too. Blacks like fried chicken, so do I.

It's queer that queers call themselves queer all the time but people who are not queers can't.

424 days ago
105.

burning_plastic    

This is so obviously a publicity stunt for that tired old bulls*** show. They saw Paula Deen and thought they could get some publicity, and none of these people have a real career to lose anyway so why not? This is trash and it's boring.

424 days ago
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