Homophobic Rant on ‘Big Brother’ Invokes Statement by CBS

Jul 13, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Homophobic comments made by one of the cast members of “Big Brother” have sparked a response by CBS, which will not include the comments, described as a “rant,” in the televised version of the show, Entertainment Weekly reports.

The comments by house member Jeff Schroeder, which were heard on live feeds, include a reference to “Harry Potter’s” Professor Dumbledore, with Schroeder saying, “He’s in school with little kids! You don’t want to make that guy gay!”

In response, CBS released a statement saying: “Big Brother is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7 — and seeing every moment of their lives. At times, the houseguests make comments, reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone. Any views or opinions expressed in personal commentary by a houseguest appearing on ‘Big Brother,’ either on any live feed from the house or the broadcast, are those of the individual(s) speaking and do not represent the views or opinions of CBS or the producers of the program.”

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