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Source: CBS

'Big Brother' Fans Are Accusing the Show of Racism Following the First Round of Eliminations


The latest season of Big Brother has barely begun, yet fans on social media have already called the long-running reality show out for racism following the first batch of eliminations on June 26.

Contestant Jackson Michie was named Big Brother camp director on Night 2, giving the 24-year-old server from LA. the power to banish four fellow houseguests. Two of the four eliminated were David Alexander and Kemi Fakunle, the only black competitors in the game.

"Jackson taking the two black houseguests, the plus sized Latina woman, and the old guy? LMAO who is shocked," one viewer tweeted after the episode ended.

The reality TV genre has been criticized many times before for its lack of diversity, especially among broadcast shows. One of the most well-known examples is ABC's The Bachelor, which has yet to feature a black lead in 23 seasons (The Bachelorette cast its first black lead in Season 13).