The point in reality shows is to escape from reality. Especially on competition reality shows like Survivor and Big Brother. However, on this season of BB, the house is flared by numerous remarks regarding race, sexuality, and other derogatory comments. This caused the media to spotlight certain individual's actions resulting in the loss of their jobs.
But why does it matter?
Racism is a hot-button issue after the whole Paula Deen incident. America is fed up with racism and these remarks will not tolerated. As you can see with various companies backing out of deals with Deen. But, America can't do anything to the people inside the house. For them to leave they have to quit or get voted out. The only protest America can do is to stop watching the show but that is detrimental to the series.
Last night after the live show, Aaryn, a blonde hair blue-eyed Texan girl, decided to flip over an African-American's bed. Now, this wouldn't be a racial thing if Aaryn never said ignorant comments before. But she has and she still does, even after being told by house guests that it is not okay.
When Candice, the African-American female, saw her bed flipped she got frustrated. The group of people in the room laughed at her. Aaryn then picked a fight with Candice to mock her. Aaryn acted "black" by saying "Whatchu gon do gurrl ... class girl? Where's yo class?"
Candice stood up for herself before another contestant got in her face and shouted "You want the black to come out?"
Howard, another African-American contestant, picked Candice up and remove her from the room. He didn't want her to be a part of the fight. Later on he prayed over the incident and consoled his friend.
Racism has gotten out of control in the game. The contestants have no idea the repercussions they will face when they leave the house. CBS is getting a lot of bad publicity for the player's remarks. Some fans have started a petition to get Aaryn removed. But like I said, nothing can be done.
The best thing for us to do is to watch and learn from these people. It is not okay to deal with bigotry. It is never okay to feel the heat from these remarks. We need to teach and spread awareness that racism still exists and "jokes" carry certain weight.
You can watch the whole incident right here.