‘Big Brother’ Host Julie Chen Calls Out Fans for ‘Judging’ Nicole Franzel

by Jeremy Spirogis
Nicole Franzel plays the final HOH competition on the Big Brother season 18 live finale

During Big Brother 22, Nicole Franzel upset viewers by her remedy of Ian Terry and mendacity about voting him out of the home. Host Julie Chen Moonves shared her opinion on the season 18 champ’s controversial transfer and referred to as out followers for “judging” her.

Nicole Franzel plays the final HOH competition on the Big Brother season 18 live finale
Nicole Franzel performs the ultimate HOH competitors on the Big Brother season 18 stay finale | Sonja Flemming

Nicole Franzel laughed at Memphis Garrett making enjoyable of Ian Terry

BB18 winner Nicole Franzel returned for All-Stars and shortly made closing two pacts with season 16 co-star Cody Calafiore, real-life friend Dani Briones (previously Donato), and one other winner Ian Terry.

When the gamers started determining that Cody and Nicole have been intently aligned, the BB18 champ didn’t need Ian believing them and turning on her. Therefore, she solidified an alliance with the BB14 winner, Cody, and Dani titled the “Four Prime.”

A few weeks later, Memphis Garrett and Dani discussed how Ian, who’s autistic and rocks forwards and backwards as a self-soothing approach, always shifting makes them uncomfortable.

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Memphis described the season 14 winner because the “red rum” of the home, referencing horror movie The Shining, and claimed he would have nightmares of Ian standing over him and rocking.

Ally Christmas Abbott, Dani, and Nicole laughed hysterically to his remarks, which many followers perceived as “egging” Memphis on. The BB18 winner misplaced a number of podcast and Instagram sponsorships due to how she dealt with the state of affairs.

Nicole additionally lied about voting Ian out of ‘Big Brother 22’

Dani turned Head of Household in Week 6 and nominated Kevin Campbell alongside David Alexander as a result of she had an alliance with everybody else. When David saved himself with the Disruptor energy, she chosen Tyler Crispen because the alternative.

Outsider Da’Vonne Rogers then gained the Power of Veto and saved Kevin from the block, forcing Dani to appoint her least linked ally, Ian. Initially, Nicole tried to save lots of her friend, however “The Committee” refused to flip on one in every of their very own and forbid her from giving Ian a pity vote.

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Shortly earlier than the stay eviction, David stated he wished to vote for Ian to remain alongside “The House” allies Da’Vonne and Kevin, beneath the idea that Nicole would facet with them as effectively, forcing Dani to interrupt a tie.

However, the women turned it on the alliance within the minority by framing David because the one who flipped. The lie triggered a extra vital challenge between David and Da’Vonne as a result of she referred to as him a derogatory time period, mistakenly believing he turned on them.

Julie Chen calls out followers for ‘judging’ Nicole Franzel

Mainly as a result of means Nicole laughed at Memphis making enjoyable of her friend and inadvertently triggered the blowup between The House allies, followers have talked poorly in regards to the BB18 winner’s character on-line.

They have referred to as her faux for pretending to care about Ian and consider she deliberately says issues on digicam to create her narrative and manipulate the edit. Additionally, many viewers felt that Nicole ought to have come clear to Da’Vonne about mendacity in regards to the vote as a result of its implications went past the sport.

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In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, host Julie Chen Moonves talked in regards to the controversial play. When requested her opinion of the state of affairs, she referred to as it a “straight-up game move” and inspired followers to recollect it’s solely a recreation.

The host ended her assertion about it by reminding the viewers to not “judge, or you too will be judged.” Big Brother 22: All-Stars airs Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at eight p.m. EST on CBS.

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