CBS Issues Statement Denouncing “Big Brother” Controversy

Posted Wednesday July 3, 2013 1:58 PM GMT

They’re called ‘reality shows’ for a reason, so when the folks on “Big Brother” made some offensive comments via their live internet feed, viewers threw a fit.

Now the CBS Network has released a statement in an attempt to distance the company from the controversial statements made by the cast members.

“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 reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone.”

“We certainly find the statements made by several of the Houseguests on the live Internet feed to be offensive. Any views or opinions expressed in personal commentary by a Houseguest appearing on Big Brother, either on any live feed from the House or during 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.”

Among the choice comments were phrases like “welfare n****r,” “Kermit the F*g,” and “Shut up. Go make some f**king rice.”

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