Big Brother 10’s Jessie’s image used in gay get-out-the-vote ad

A Washington state gay rights group has produced a poster encouraging people to vote, and that poster uses part of a shirtless photograph of Big Brother 10‘s Jessie Godderz.

The poster says “Flex the Gay Body Politic: Vote,” and features a black and white image of a heavily muscled man’s arm, chest, and neck. That man, as Towleroad revealed, is Jessie, who most recently appeared on TV in a gorilla suit and gave a series of incomprehensible interviews to the press.

It’s not clear if the image was licensed from the photographer or used without permission. Equal Rights Washington’s Josh Friedes told The Stranger’s Dan Savage that “[t]he poster was developed by an intern” and that the campaign was designed “to convey to people that we need to be engaged in the political process. We want people to know that voting is important, and that there’s more to life than just the gym.” Towleroad suggests that’s probably “an intern who’s a fan of CBS’ Big Brother.”

Big Brother’s Jesse Flexes for the Gay Vote in Washington [Towleroad]
Wow. Nice Tit. But Is It Registered to Vote? [The Stranger]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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