A run of ethnically insensitive remarks has continued during filming for the CBS reality TV show “Big Brother,” raising questions about whether the network should be doing more to police it.
One of the cast members on the program, which throws a group of people who don’t know each other in a house together and films them to see how they get along, made remarks during the past week that could be seen as insulting to various ethnic groups.
On the 24-hour Internet feed of the house, Amanda Zuckerman, who’s white, complained about a black cast member putting a headband on her greasy, “nappy-hair head.” She referred to another black housemate as “the dark knight” and “the black mamba,” mocked the accent of a Korean woman and referred to “Puerto Rican showers,” leading to a debate about whether she’s racist.
“I’m just joking,” said Zuckerman, a 28-year-old real estate agent from Boynton Beach, Fla. “I’ve had sex with Puerto Rican guys before.”
Spencer Clawson, another cast member, also gained attention this week for disturbing jokes he made about watching child pornography. The jokes prompted his hometown police department to look into the claims he made on the show, TMZ reported.
“The Conway Police Department [in Arkansas] was alerted to comcomments made. Due to the nature of the comments, our department moved quickly to look into the matter,” the police chief told TMZ. “At this time we haven’t found that any criminal act was committed.”
The above is an excerpt from: ‘Big Brother’ contestants make more racist remarks, comments about child porn | Fox News.
Is anyone other than me wondering what in the heck is up with this season’s houseguests? I don’t recall any other cast drawing this much negative press in the past. This season’s cast makes the Rudy Boesch and Richard Hatch relationship of “Survivor” fame pale in comparison.