Big Brother 14
On Day 42, shortly after Shane made his nominations as Head of Household, he told Danielle that the production crew in the diary room explicitly told him not to put up Frank and Mike for nomination that week. However, both were nominated and were thus eligible for eviction that week. On Day 43, Frank drew a "HouseGuest's Choice" token during the player draw and when asked to draw again, as later confided to Boogie, he palmed the token. Many fans believe that this was a result of the production team's desire to keep Frank in the game. This led to an outrage within message boards, fans and viewers, causing many to doubt the authenticity of the show once more. The scandal also ran throughout the Big Brother House and caused tension between opposing HouseGuests, who were not allowed to discuss the situation. Allison Grodner has not commented on the scandal as of yet. A video of Frank talking to Boogie about the cheating was put on YouTube, but later removed by CBS for copyright purposes. Despite outcry from fans, the game continued on as normal. On Day 48, Mike was evicted from the game. Frank, when on the block, won the veto and later won HoH causing many forums to speculate that the competitions were rigged in Frank's favor. Despite controversy, the game progressed on regardless.
Big Brother 11
During the 11th season the program came under fire with accusations of homophobia and racism from several contestants. In the first week Jeff Schroeder made a homophobic comment during an argument with Russell Kairouz regarding the Power of Veto competition. Braden Bacha made several racist and derogatory comments after the first Power of Veto ceremony to fellow Kevin Campbell and Lydia Tavera in an argument. Bacha also used a sexually insulting word to describe Julie Chen, host of the program, at the conclusion of a "Julie Says" game played by the HouseGuests a couple of nights earlier as viewed on Big Brother After Dark.
Big Brother 13
During the 13th season, Schroeder, who had returned to compete in the series as part of a twist was again accused of making homophobic remarks, when he questioned the inclusion of a gay teacher in the fictional Harry Potter fantasy series, stating that "he’s in school with little kids! You don’t want to make that guy gay!” Schroeder then proceeded to argue with fellow houseguest Kalia Booker over his comments, and angrily accused her of feigning offense so she would appear favorably to the shows audience, something which Booker denied, claiming her offense stemmed from having a lesbian close family member. Schroeder later apologized to Booker for his behavior, which was not included in the main broadcast of the show, while CBS issued a statement distancing themselves from Schroeder's comments.
Big Brother 6
In season 6, HouseGuests Eric Littman and Michael Donnellan got into a confrontation regarding comments Michael made about Eric's family. Earlier in the evening, Rachel who was eavesdropping on Janelle and Michael in the Gold Room overheard Michael make a poor joke about Eric's grandparents to Janelle. Rachel told Eric that she heard them badmouthing his family. Later that night Eric and Ivette were outside discussing the incident when Michael went outside. Eric provoked Michael who retorted, calling Eric "a midget with a small penis." Eric lost all control going after Michael. The other HouseGuests blocked Eric's attack at Michael. Big Brother intervened, telling Eric to leave the backyard and go to the Diary Room, and telling Michael to go to the storage room. Shortly afterwards, Ivette told Kaysar he had no respect for women, attacked Kaysar's beliefs and made racial remarks. Big Brother intervened again giving warnings to all HouseGuests. Eric apologized to his fellow HouseGuests, saying he would never hurt anyone.
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Poll #1863137 Worst controversy?
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 108
Worst BB controversy?
|Ian referencing a historical event (BB14)|
|Jeff being a homophobe (BB11 & BB13)|
|Braden's racist remarks (BB11)|
|Michael and Eric's fight and Ivette's racist remarks to Kaysar (BB6)|
|Frank cheating in the Veto comp (BB14)|
|Adam's words about the developmentally disabled (BB9)|
|Evel Dick hates women (BB8)|
|Justin and the knife (BB2)|
|Scott's meltdown (BB4)|
|Chima's meltdown (BB11)|
|Willie's meltdown (BB14)|