BB4 finalists verbally attack other finalist’s daughter, make racist remarks.

BB4 finalists verbally attack other finalist’s daughter, make racist remarks.
The two female Big Brother 4 finalists were observed “making racial remarks and verbally attacking another player’s young daughter on the live 24/7 Internet feeds,” Jam! Showbiz’s John Powell reports. Talking about a present that Robert, the third finalist, made for his daughter, Jun said, “I’m sorry that bitch can forget about that fucking butterfly. I’ll tear that shit apart.” Then Jun said that Robert’s “father should’ve stayed in Cuba. His family is like…No speaky English,” pledging with Alison “to send Robert ‘back on a boat to Cuba.'” Alison has previously called Robert a “Cuban faggot,” but as Powell notes, “CBS has not aired any of Jun or Alison’s past off-colour remarks.” One of the three will be voted out tonight.

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