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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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138 COMMENTS

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46.

sem    

So another ignorant, uneducated redneck is a racist and a homophobe? Wow, what a shocker!!!

123 days ago
47.

DirkDiggler    

I am appalled that Big Brother is still on TV. I thought that crap was cancelled years ago

123 days ago
48.

renaxo    

Oh you've got the black guy to convince us he's not racist? Thank God, because without that one black friend......

123 days ago
49.

Davy    

Kasstinginc has done a terrible job at picking cast members. They ignore the real superfans and pick kids who were like 12 when the show came on. They also promote stereotypes by always picking a flamboyant person to represent gays. Get with the times! Change the casting mold as well as the house décor.

123 days ago
50.

L. Ron Hubbard    

This show is scripted. The producers probably encouraged him to do that .

123 days ago
51.

LT1014    

I'm starting to think big brother does this sh1t on purpose

123 days ago
52.

Gretel    

I quit watching after the third season when every single season's contestants were formulaic; the hot chick, the stupid chick, the stud man, the gay man, the old guy or woman, a few other assorted characters and the narrow minded racist. bla bla bla.

123 days ago
53.

Rigby    

Ew racist.... stfu already. Inbred hillbilly

122 days ago
54.

Loretta    

I am not racist but I think Obama is a Muslum terrorist. He let's them out of jail and look what is happening now. He should be impeached.

122 days ago
55.

ksmith934    

Gangie I thought we all came from monkeys........

122 days ago
56.

ITGrouch    

Do not think for a minute that the producers or CBS did not know about this a-hole. It's all about ratings. Ratings = $$$

122 days ago
57.

myopinion    

That's why you have to careful what you put on the internet or say to someone...common sense.

122 days ago
58.

beccerz    

ohgodam. you cant say anything nowadays without being called a racist.

122 days ago
59.

brian    

oh give me a break. This is the same Big Brother that did NOTHING when Jermaine Jackson called someone WHITE TRASH.

122 days ago
60.

bart    

This show has jumped the shark long ago and is looking for ratings.

122 days ago
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