CBS is distancing itself from statements made by several Big Brother 15 houseguests.
Though there has been no indication of racial, homophobic and misogynistic slurs in the two episodes that have been broadcast on CBS, subscribers to the 24-hour live feeds on CBS.com have been privy to such remarks -- prompting viewer outrage and even online petitions. (Reality TV website Reality Blurred has compiled a list of the houseguests' statements since feeds went up on June 26.)
Former Big Brother competitor Ragan Fox (season 12) penned an open letter to CBS asking the network to show the houseguests' true colors on the televised episodes. "Big Brother, I LOVE you, but, if you really want to provide a groundbreaking twist, SHOW CBS VIEWERS HOW SOME STRAIGHT, WHITE PEOPLE talk about gays, Asian Americans and African Americans," he wrote.