'Big Brother' Contestants Mock Autistic Houseguest Ian Terry
'Big Brother' Houseguests Mock Autistic Ian
9/10/2020 12:40 PM PT
12:39 PM PT -- Nicole's comments are hitting her where it hurts ... her wallet. Olay skin care says it will no longer work with her because the brand has zero tolerance for bullying and doesn't support her behavior.
Olay and Nicole worked together in the past, but the brand says they no longer have a business relationship and have no plans for one in the future.
A bunch of 'Big Brother' houseguests don't like being under the same roof as Ian Terry ... simply because he's autistic.
Ian's been pretty outspoken this season about being on the autism spectrum, but now his fellow houseguests, Christmas Abbott, Dani Briones, Nicole Franzel and Memphis Garrett, were caught on the live feeds yukking it up about Ian. They openly, and cruelly, mocked his self-soothing technique -- rocking back and forth during conversations --- and said it turns them off.
Dani was caught on the live feeds saying she can't even look at Ian sometimes because his constant movement stresses her out ... and Nicole agrees.
Christmas and Memphis join in the bullying and make things worse ... Memphis describes Ian as the "red rum" of the house, a reference to "The Shining."
The group shares a big ole laugh when Memphis claims he might have nightmares of Ian standing over his bed, rocking back and forth.
Unfortunately, this kind of bullying has become par for the course on 'Big Brother' -- which has dealt with multiple racist and misogynist issues over the years.
Folks online and BB alum aren't letting these houseguests off the hook, though ... calling them out for their "Mean Girls" like mocking of Ian.
Originally published -- 8:47 AM PT