To Whom It May Concern,
I recently wrote a post on the best shows to watch this summer and I wished I could have listed Big Brother as one of them. I wish I could have shared how I have been a fan since the first episode and how much fun it has been to share every summer season with each cast. I can’t do that though because I am ashamed of what you have continued to allow.
I am a typical quiet fan. I don’t normally post to any show’s Facebook page and would never dream of calling a network to complain. If I don’t like something, I switch the station. I do have an incredible amount of options today when it comes to television shows and where I find them.
That all changed and I have now accomplished both, but it isn’t enough. Not when there are *jokes* made about child pornography and the expressed appreciation for those special 3 and 4 year old children that you can tell are kept in a basement by Spencer Clawson. I know earlier in the season he has made other remarks so damaging that his company, Union Pacific was looking at what they could do with his contract. His local police are looking into him now based on this *joke*. They haven’t found anything yet, but this doesn’t take away the pain this causes to so many victims of sexual assault.
CBS, When Are You Going To Draw The Line?
On the following video taken from the live feed, Amanda Zuckerman describes how she would like to take out the teeth of a fellow housemate so she could be used by the male members. Spencer adds that the blood would make great lube.
Your statement that has been airing at the beginning of each episode does nothing to absolve of you of your responsibility for what has been said this season.
The blatant racism against the minorities in the house is inexcusable and by allowing it to go on, YOU are giving them a platform. CBS and Big Brother, you need to own your part in what you have created and promoted. It is also how you edited the show to make it look Amanda was nothing like the bigoted Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman whose own acts border on hate crimes.
If you decided you wanted to reach a different demographic of people and alienate those who have enjoyed the social experiment from the beginning, you can consider the goal accomplished. I hope you now enjoy the Jerry Springer mentality of the viewers that are left.
The encouragement of:
- child molestation
- racism against Asians and Blacks
is beyond comprehension. I have to say again that the statement you air at the beginning of each episode saying that you don’t condone their behavior is not enough. I wish you would have chosen the role of HERO and removed them from the game. You had an opportunity to set a precedence to speak out against these wrongs. You lost the once in a lifetime moment to encourage an entire country that even thinking things like this is wrong.
Knowing that Aaryn, GinaMarie and Amanda have all been fired from their jobs for their conduct is not enough. May karma strike them, along with Spencer, quickly and with a weight that lasts a lifetime. For their ugly words and behavior will forever stay in many of ours.
It isn’t too late, Les Moonves and Julie Chen. You can cancel this contest, take a stand and earn some respect back. In the meantime, I think it could be time to take this to your advertisers.