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'Big Brother' Castmember

Family Comes to His Defense ...

He's Not Racist!!!

6/25/2014 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Caleb Reynolds Racist
"Big Brother" did so well with an alleged racist last season ... they're doing it again, but this time the family of a man who made racial and homophobic slurs has come to his defense.

Caleb Reynolds -- one of the new "Big Bro" housemates -- called Prez Obama a "Muslim monkey" and he also used a homophobic slur, but his family 86'd his entire Instagram account after a torrent of criticism.  

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But Reynolds' family members tell TMZ ... Caleb is being judged for something he wrote two years ago, not long after he returned home from a tour in Iraq. His brother tells us, "A racist man doesn't fight next to a black man for this country."

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A friend of Caleb's ... who is black ... also posted a video on YouTube this week defending Caleb. 

"Big Brother" premieres tonight.  Ratings went up dramatically after Aaryn Gries went on a racist rant last season.  We'll see what happens this time around.

By the way ... there's no way CBS didn't know about this ... they do background checks on all contestants for reality shows and scour social media.

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31.

sgtn     

Who cares if someone is racist or not. We live in a free country. It's getting a little out of hand now. I'm not saying racism is right by any means but people are gonna feel how they feel and we have a constitution that allows us that right. If people don't like it move to another country and see how that works out for ya and ehat rights you have there...smh

91 days ago
32.

sameoldsame    

"there's no way CBS didn't know about this ... they do background checks on all contestants for reality shows and scour social media."

call em what you want but TMZ, at the very least, are good investigators.

91 days ago
33.

Jay W.     

Ah hell... here we go again. He best just declare himself
a misanthrope.

91 days ago
34.

Astrogenotype    

If you are in the military and fight next to a black man, it's not because you aren't racist. It's because you have to. Blacks have been fighting in the military since they were slaves. Can you picture a black man in the 1800s saying, "I'm sure glad to be in the military, because soldiers aren't racist like civilians?" Didn't think so.

91 days ago
35.

en Todo Momento!!    

clearly not a racist. you can't be a racist if you're gay...

91 days ago
36.

aaa    

"A racist man doesn't fight next to a black man for this country."

Yeah they do .... even union soldiers did during the civil war.

91 days ago
37.

JMC    

It's NEVER appropriate to be disrespectful to our president. Never. My dad - a military man - raised me to respect the office. If you disagree with a president's views, it's fine; feel free to express your disagreement. But he's the democratically-elected president of the USA - the country we love - and should be treated with dignity. I don't understand why the discourse today has become so childish.

91 days ago
38.

Caliente0828    

Every race has people that say racist stuff about other races. The racist card is way overplayed anymore

91 days ago
39.

Dee    

CBS will keep casting racists. Aryan got them press and ratings last year.

91 days ago
40.

tgrfan42069    

people are so selective..jonah hill got a free pass for being a homophobe because he has injected money and time into standing up for gay rights..but he said *** so by everyones logic he is homophobic..justin bieber got a free pass for dropping n bombs multple times..but that was years ago so it doesnt count..yet this guy called obama a monkey years ago but he is a hardcore racist.

91 days ago
41.

D-INCARNATION    

Larry's got his own video....♠♠♠

91 days ago
42.

Yak    

Most of you ignorant trolls don't even know what a Muslim is. If you did, you would know that Obama is NOT a Muslim. And even if he was (which he's not), he is guaranteed this right under the First Amendment to the US Constitution. It's too bad you ignorant hillbillies don't finish high school. The world would be a better place if you were educated.

91 days ago
43.

kitnplayn    

Anyone who calls a black person a Muslim Monkey, is absolutely a racist, and all your crap about trying to tell me otherwise, is just more crap.

91 days ago
44.

mesh    

Sure it's the I'm not racist I have a black friend defense. I'm sure he didn't call any of those Soldiers a monkey to their face or call the President one in front of them

91 days ago
45.

The Maharincess of Franistan    

This is what typical racists do. They disparage someone who has achieved more than they ever will. This stupid racist punk azz will never graduate from Columbia university or Harvard Law.and certainly never be president. He will achieve what most racists do --- bang their sisters, in the trailer park while his cousins wait their turn; pick his nose and eat it; collect welfare and beat his wife; use methamphetamines and mop the toilets at the local Arby's for $7.00 an hour.

91 days ago
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