Another season of Big Brother, another ignorant idiot among the cast. It’s become all too familiar a case. This time, the Houseguest dropped a full racial slur. Luke Valentine was caught on the live feeds saying the n-word, in front of one of his Black competitors. We’re choosing not to share the clip.
Black contestant, Jared Fields (son of fellow Houseguest, Survivor royalty, and The Traitors winner Cirie Fields) was forced to laugh it off and excuse the behavior. He’s playing the game, and knows that a big blow-up might result in his eviction. But the point is, he shouldn’t have to sit back and let the comment slide.
The viewers agree. Fans took to social media in their droves, questioning why CBS hadn’t removed Luke from the game. This wasn’t a microaggression that could be disguised as something else entirely; he fully said the n-word. It’s time CBS stepped in, as the company has a duty of care to the cast of its shows.
Right now, whether or not production will step in and remove Luke remains to be seen. He’s currently still residing in the house, as a fully-fledged Houseguest. At this moment, he could walk away with the grand prize of $750,000. And does anybody want to see someone who displayed such grotesque behavior rewarded in such a way?
Across the pond on Big Brother UK, a white woman was removed from the house immediately after saying the n-word. This was all the way back in 2007. So much progress has been made in the 15+ years since that incident, so why hasn’t action been taken on Big Brother US?
Big Brother Fans Call for Luke Valentine’s Removal After He Says the N-Word. Big Brother Fans Call for Luke Valentine’s Removal After He Says the N-Word