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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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Tony    

You know you are forgetting other people beside Aaryn that said racist and homophobic stuff like GM and Spencer (others did say a few things but not as bad as those 3). Just because cbs pushed this on Aaryn doesnt mean you should

122 days ago
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Theresa Easley    

Leave it to Liberals to crucify someone for something that was said 2 years ago.

121 days ago
63.

Theresa Easley    

All the people calling him a hillbilly, inbred, and a cracker are being just as bad. They shouldn't be screaming racism if they are going to call names like that. Makes them look stupid.

121 days ago
64.

shannahroston    

Black people don't like white people yet no one screams racism. Unless his words or actions are disenfranchising people of a different ethnicity it isn't racism it's prejudice. Judging someone character based on their ethnicity.

121 days ago
65.

Kevin C.    

Look - This guy might not be a racist because of this comment, but he IS a douche. Everything he says and does on this show is either about how well built he is or which reality show he's going to be on next. He's obsessed with another girl on the show and can't get that she does not like him. The rest of the cast laughs at him every day and he's in for a rude awakening when he gets out of the house and sees for himself that America thinks he's a tool also. What a random idiot.

102 days ago
66.

viper999    

If you're racist you don't fight for your country beside a black man? What? You fight alongside anyone they put you with. The army owns you. It's not like you have a choice.

I'm not so offended by him being a "racist" as he doesn't show that as much as he does show that he is so full of himself that it's sickening.

84 days ago
67.

viper999    

Love his father's excuse...that goes nowhere. He makes the family sound even more ignorant when it comes to racism.

84 days ago
68.

rock.it    

For those who are ignorant.: Amber has black in her people!!! I'm sure Caleb is aware of this

81 days ago
69.

Will    

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

Uh, they do if theyre ****ing ORDERED to

74 days ago
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Karo    

Caleb is the most arrognant ego person. Bragger. Ridiculous.

63 days ago
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