The current season of Big Brother has been fraught with racism, sexism, homophobia and pretty much any other form of bigotry you can think of. Initially, CBS was only airing the footage of the contestants' hate speech through the show's online live-feeds and not the main broadcast, but eventually it became so bad that even the internet — usually a pretty welcoming place to xenophobic assholes — was like "these people are fucking racist."
CBS has since decided to be more candid in dealing with what's happening inside the Big Brother house by actually airing the racist bullshit and antagonism that the white cast members are inflicting on the black cast members and this week at the TCAs, CBS CEO Les Moonves — who happens to be married to Big Brother host Julie Chen — commented on the way the network and show producers have handled the ordeal:
"I find some of the behavior absolutely appalling personally. What you see there I think is unfortunately reflective of how certain people feel in America. It's what our show is...We did not comment on some of the racial things being said until it really affected what was going on in the household. There was a lot of chatter about it on the Internet as well, and I think we handled it the way we should have."
Better late than never, CBS.
Because of their racist comments, at least two of the cast mates will leave the Big Brother house to discover that they've been fired from their jobs. I'm sure we'll start feeling sorry for them any day now.