‘Big Brother 22’: Julie Chen Finally Breaks Silence on Unexpected ‘Golden Rule’ Sign-Off

by Jeremy Spirogis
Julie Chen

Julie Chen returned as host for Big Brother: All-Stars that introduced again fan-favorite gamers from the previous. The actuality competitors underwent some visible modifications for its twenty-second season like an all-new set the place Chen presents from. Another change that followers seen is the sign-off quote the host used on the finish of the reside eviction, which confused many. After a lot debate on social media, Chen is lastly revealing what she meant.

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What did Julie Chen say?

On Thursday, August 13, Chen returned for the second reside episode of the season and the primary eviction. Throughout the historical past of Big Brother on CBS, the present has just about remained constant in its format after the primary seasons. Chen greets the viewers, Chen says “but first,” Chen calls the housemates one-by-one to solid their votes to evict, and Chen reveals who the evicted contestant is.

The formulation has labored for the attention community for thus lengthy, they haven’t dared to mess with it. When there’s a change within the script for the reside episodes, followers have a tendency to note.

Back in 2018, Chen’s husband Les Moonves was ousted from CBS following allegations of sexual harassment. To present solidarity together with her associate, Chen began singing off the present utilizing her married final identify. The change shocked followers and was met with blended evaluations. However, Chen utilizing each of her final names has turn into customary now.

With this new season, Chen shared a quote to remind of the “golden rule.”

“From exterior the Big Brother home, I’m Julie Chen Moonves, and keep in mind the Golden Rule, do unto others as you’ll have them do unto you. Good evening,” Chen stated earlier than signing off for the evening.

Fans go loopy

Passionate Big Brother followers took to social media to provide their theories as to what Chen meant together with her quote. Some thought it was a few “battle back” sport twist for the long run, others believed she was taking a jab at Ellen DeGeneres, and others thought she was speaking in regards to the demise of media magnate Sumner Redstone.

Julie Chen explains quote

Following the present, Chen was interviewed and requested about what she stated on the finish of the Live Eviction episode. The TV host stated it was “totally an outside-of-the-game message” and never a part of the present.

“I mentioned the Golden Rule because I believe that if EVERYONE followed that principle we’d ALL be better off as a society, as a nation, as a world,” she instructed Entertainment Weekly. “I chose to close with those words because Black Lives Matter and now is the time to speak up.”

“If the number of Black lives that have been taken happened to people of your heritage, you would be saying (fill-in-the-blank) Lives Matter,” she continued. “It’s my faith in God that is getting me through these uncertain times. We CAN be better. Why not try? It can’t hurt. It can only help. Most of all, it’ll help the person who rises to the occasion.”

Big Brother airs Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at eight p.m. ET on CBS.

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