Internet reports that a "Big Brother" contestant dropped the N-word live on line the other day are "completely unconfirmed at this point" says exec producer Allison Grodner "I'm not even saying the word was used, but it's being said that it was used in terms of a bunch of guys talking, and it wasn't use of the N-word in the way you would think but as a colloquialism," she adds, referring to the racial epithet. The contestant was off-camera, but that's not keeping the suspected culprit's name out of blogs.
Last year, contestant Amber Siyavus was heard making anti-Semitic remarks on the CBS show. It led to a public outcry. Says Grodner, "These are people in a very intense situation who bring in their own points of view and prejudices, and sometimes they are things we certainly don't agree with." At the same time, she says, "We're not looking for anyone spreading hate speech."
As far as the most recent lapse, Grodner indicates there may be some sort of network statement forthcoming, but don't look for anyone being bounced off the show. What WOULD cause a "Big Brother" contestant to be ousted for behavioral reasons? "Physical violence is not tolerated in the house, as we saw on Season 2, and then of course on Season 4," Grodner says, referring to Scott Weintraub's expulsion after a violent outburst.
The current, Season 9, group is comprised of singles partnered with a potential 'soul mate'. They're younger than past groups, and "more emotional," Grodner finds.
At the same time "Big Brother 9" is playing out, Grodner and partner Rich Meehan are gearing up for "Big Brother 10" this coming summer. "We are casting, so people who are interested should submit their information," she says.
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First James, now Matt, good job BB
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