A Survivor winner and a Big Brother winner are among the 50+ reality TV cast members participating in the Hearts of Reality fundraiser for Give Kids the World. And several of those cast members have been socializing with each other, without masks, despite the charity’s rules.
Jackson Michie was confronted with fragments of his behavior during the live finale, and exited the house with $500,000 and a dejected look on his face.
A BB21 houseguest’s comment during an interview in the Diary Room about Zingbot’s zings was “too nice” for a Big Brother producer. Other houseguests report that they’re told what to say.
The #JackEvictionParty was great, but let’s not pretend that Big Brother has solved its problems.
“Is it acceptable to you that your two top reality shows allow this behavior and continue to perpetuate stereotypes through the choices the producers are making in editing and in production?”, I asked CBS’ top entertainment executives.
Jack has again said something racist, while the Kemi, David, and Ovi talked about their experiences. Producer Allison Grodner and former player Jeff Schroeder have also each commented.
Big Brother’s editors didn’t include any of the things Jack or Jackson said about Kemi on BB21. But they did portray Kemi in a way that led one journalist to say she seemed like a “psychopath.”