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Watch: 'Big Brother' Fans Urge CBS to Remove Houseguest Over Controversial Comments

Monday Jul 8, 2019
"Big Brother 21" houseguest Jack Matthews
"Big Brother 21" houseguest Jack Matthews  (Source:Courtesy of CBS)

Fans of "Big Brother 21" are urging producers of the show as well as CBS to remove a houseguest over comments he's made towards his fellow contestants. The outcry has been so large that a Change.org petition has been launched in order for execs to take action.

Houseguest Jack Matthews, a hunky photographer who has been compared to "Aquaman" star Jason Momoa when it comes to looks, is being called out on Twitter by fans of the reality show who tune into the 24/7 live feeds, which allow them to spy on the "Big Brother" players day and night. Over the last week or so, fans have taken issue with the show as the only people who have been evicted out of the game so far are people of color. Additionally, Matthews, who is this week's Head of Household (the HOH picks two people to be potentially voted out of the game), nominated two more people of color — Jessica Milagros, who is Puerto Rican, and Kemi Faknule, who is black.

On top of that, Matthews has gotten heat online for comments he's made towards his fellow houseguests, Oprah Magazine reports. When speaking about Milagros, he said, "I flirt with her just to make her feel good about herself." He also allegedly referred to her as "Consuela."

But his comments towards Faknule have gotten the most attention. Matthews was heard saying on the "Big Brother" live feeds that "Kemi makes me want to fucking stomp a mud hole right through her chest." Created by Erin Murphy of Beverly Hills, Fla., the Change.org petition explains that Fankule's safety in the house could be compromised due to Matthews' comments.

"Jack Matthews has said numerous racist things and has been very aggressive towards the only black woman in the 'Big Brother' house, including saying he wants to 'stomp a mud hole through her chest," the petition reads. "He needs to be expelled for Kemi's safety and to show that it's not okay to be racist in 2019, especially on TV."

As of this writing, the petition has earned over 4,700 signatures of the 5,000 requested.

CBS has not responded to fans' outcry.

This isn't the first time "Big Brother" has come under fire for its houseguest making controversial remarks. Back on "Big Brother 15" in 2013, CBS was forced to put a disclaimer before episodes due to the racist, sexist and homophobic remarks some houseguests made.

Watch videos of Matthews' comments below.




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