CBS responds to homophobic comments made in 'Big Brother' house.
By Lynette Rice
A homophobic rant by Jeff Schroeder inside the Big Brother house is not expected to air in an upcoming telecast, but CBS opted to release a statement today in response to his remarks. On the live feeds, Schroeder – an all-star who returned this year as part of the show’s dynamic duo twist — addresses the sexuality of Professor Dumbledore in the Harry Potter series by saying, “He’s in school with little kids! You don’t want to make that guy gay!”
“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,” according to the CBS statement. “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.”
First off, CBS SHOULD air the comment. America needs to see this homophobic asshole for the garbage he is! Hell, without gay people, he'd have no fans.
Many of the finest teachers I have ever had were gay. And adult gay role models for little kids will do more to reduce gay teen suicides than all the well-intentioned It Gets Better videos on earth.
Jeff, fuck you. Fuck you twice. You deserve that overwhelmngly dim bulb Jordumb for your beard. Can't wait to see you voted out AGAIN!
Oops. I found a fuller account of the rant. (YouTube has pulled the clip. PUT IT BACK!)
After noting that Dumbledore “doesn’t have any gay tendencies,” which I guess means Dumbledore didn’t have a wide stance, Jeff proclaims: “He’s in school with little kids! You don’t want to make that guy gay!” When asked to explain what he means by fellow housemate Kalia, Jeff persists: “I don’t think it’s the right thing to have a kids’ book, and to have the headmaster that’s locked away in this magical land, to be gay. That isn’t the right kind of writing to do.” Yes, truly shocking that the most popular writer in the modern world would deign to retroactively shove homosexuality into our faces by ex post facto declaring that one single character in her cast of thousands was a dude who liked other dudes. [Actually though, his gay relationship in the distant past is crucial to the plot of the final movie. - TM.]
Kalia continues to bait Jeff by asking him to calmly explain himself, at which point he exclaims, “Don’t start with that fucking shit! Don’t tell me the right answer for fucking TV!” Kalia explains that, well, she’s not being PC — her little sister is gay. “I don’t give a fuck if your little sister is gay!” explodes Jeff. [Here Jeff shows his true class: Trailor Trash. -TM.]
The silence that follows is painfully awkward, and is only broken when Brendon, seemingly unaware that the conversation is not a discussion about recent fantasy cinema, asks, “Did anyone watch the C.S. Lewis? The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe?” Which, in fairness, does not feature any gay characters (although Aslan the Lion is a curiously confirmed bachelor, the kind of guy that you always find in Alfred Hitchcock movies sharing cocktail giggles with kindly old spinsters). [Reporting by Darren Franich on EW.com]
Godless forbid that writers have Freedom of Expression. How thoughtless of JK Rowling, when writing her marvelous books, not to have gotten Jeff's, or some comperable BIGOT's approval first.
Cheers darlings, except for Jeff Schroeder. He can go fuck himself.