While watching Big Brother 8 last night (what can I say, I'm a reality show junkie!) I had to wonder what the hell CBS was thinking by allowing Dick to stay on as part of the show. In my opinion, his butt should have been kicked off for racism, homophobia and religious bigotry after last night's telecast.
In the episode last night (which is, of course, heavily edited so you know you're not seeing the worst of what's happening), the jerk called gay contestant, Dustin, "Princess" repeatedly in a derogatory manner and tried to intimidate him by banging pots and pans over Dustin's head while he slept. He mocked Jameka's religious beliefs every few seconds by taking the name of her God in vain, aggressively taunting her about her beliefs as nothing more than "magic ping pong balls," and loudly castigating her and condemning her to hell. And then he mocks her speaking by attempting a black accent and shaking his head in imitation of her body movements.
This angered me enough that I had to pause the program and exclaim to Jerame "Why the hell are they letting him stay?!" (But, you know, maybe we already have the answer. After all, isn't CBS the company that allowed Imus to stay on the air for several years?) I knew I was going to have to blog about this today so I went looking for clips on YouTube from last night's show. What I found is even more outrageous! See after the fold for video from the live feeds that weren't shown on air. (warning - language)