Over the years, what we’ve learned is that there are some clear differences when it comes to the American and British versions of “Big Brother” when it comes to what you tolerate and don’t tolerate within the house. For example, it’d have to be really deplorable in America to get you expelled, while we do think that the British version of the show is a little bit more strict when it comes to specific rules and regulars.
For example, “Celebrity Big Brother” made the decision this weekend of kicking Christopher Biggins from the game after making a variety of controversial comments regarding race, religion, and sexuality that are definitely not appropriate for 2016. In their statement, Channel 5 made it rather clear that they did not want to further enable such comments to be made:
“Big Brother has taken the decision to remove Christopher Biggins from the Celebrity Big Brother House. Since entering Big Brother, he has made a number of comments capable of causing great offence to housemates and the viewing public. Big Brother does not tolerate offensive language capable of causing widespread offence. Christopher Biggins has left the House.”
To us, this is not an issue of one being free to speak your mind; this show is a corporation in its own way, and they have a right to dictate what you can and cannot say. Also, we do think that further allowing people to speak out and say hateful things can create an impression one way or another that such comments are okay. We’d rather see the show, and many others, crack down over letting things get completely out of hand.
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