‘Big Brother All-Stars’: Andy Herren Calls for CBS to Not Cast Past Racist Houseguests for ‘BB22’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Julie Chen hosts

As the summer season heats up Big Brother ought to’ve been on the brink of open up its doorways. This yr with the coronavirus pandemic shutting down all tv manufacturing and gatherings, the fact present isn’t for sure. However, a brand new report means that CBS is planning on opening up the home later than regular. Season 22 is anticipated to be an All-Stars season bringing again previous houseguests.

Julie Chen hosts 'Big Brother' on CBS
Julie Chen hosts ‘Big Brother’ on CBS | Robert Voets/CBS through Getty Images

CBS is looking forward to ‘Big Brother’

Around mid-May, CBS executives had expressed their optimism for Big Brother to air this summer season. The actuality present often begins airing towards the top of June and lasts throughout September.

“With Love Island and Big Brother, we nonetheless hope to have on the air this summer season, it could possibly be a bit later than regular however we’re nonetheless optimistic about getting these on,” CBS Entertainment President Kelly Kahl instructed Deadline. “Those reveals flip round fairly shortly, Big Brother has dwell reveals each week and Love Island actually airs the night time after it shoots, these reveals shouldn’t have lengthy post processes.”

There are rumors that CBS has began negotiations with former houseguests to enter the home for the second version of Big Brother: All-Stars. The final time the community produced this format with a full solid of veterans was with Big Brother 7 in 2016 with Mike “Boogie” Malin taking residence the prize.

This yr additionally marks the 20th anniversary of the present, having made its debut within the yr 2000. The gamers chosen are sequestered every week prematurely of coming into the home. With COVID-19 measures in place, issues might be a bit totally different this yr.

Us Weekly experiences that “players will also have to be sequestered longer than usual and will have to quarantine for 14 days before entering the game to ensure they are healthy.”

Andy Herren has a name to casting

Andy Herren, who gained Big Brother Season 15, is looking on CBS to not solid previous problematic houseguests.

“CBS was ‘outraged by the racism of Big Brother 15, but gave racist, homophobic, and transphobic houseguests on seasons earlier than AND AFTER 15, heroic edits,” Herren tweeted. “If this summer season is All-Stars and so they wish to actually take a stance, they won’t solid anybody who they’ve protected earlier than.”

The present data the houseguests’ each transfer 24 hours a day and viewers on-line have caught them making racist remarks. On CBS, all of the footage is condensed into three 1-hour episodes weekly centered on gameplay. This provides a false concept of who the contributors actually are, as a few of the problematic houseguests are typically those with sport energy.

‘Big Brother’ winner Jackson Michie known as out for racism

It was simply final season when Jackson Michie took residence the half-million-dollar prize. The houseguest made horrible remarks about his fellow housemates however was continually given a great edit on the CBS broadcast.

However, on finale night time, Michie was blindsided by host Julie Chen and eventually addressed his feedback after fan outcry on social media. During one occasion that was captured on video, Michie is heard speaking about Jessica Milagros, a Hispanic plus-size mannequin dwelling in Chicago. He says, “go back to Mexico,” and even fats shames her. Jessica is from Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory the place all of its residents are additionally American residents.

Michie was additionally the primary contestant to get a particular energy firstly of season 21. He had the ability to banish a number of contributors from a process and selected Kemi, David, Jessica, and Cliff, who have been minorities.

“Absolutely not,” Michie stated assuring race or age had nothing to do along with his resolution. “This was strictly players against players. “Race, age, religion, gender… none of that ever had anything to do with any decision.”

CBS has but to make an official announcement about Big Brother 22 and its format.

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