There was some controversy that came out of the “Big Brother 14” house Tuesday night — and in many ways this could end up being this year’s version of “Dumbledore-gate.” The only difference? Instead of someone making homophobic remarks, we had someone making insensitive remarks about a very tragic time in American history.
Here’s ultimately what happened — Big Brother was kind enough to provide alcohol for the houseguests, and Ian (likely knowing that he is in some pretty deep doo-doo at the moment courtesy of his betrayal of Frank time and time again) ended up getting a little bit smashed. To make matters worse, he then started to riff on a number of topics, and ended up saying that he had been wanting to play this game since “before planes flew into towers.” Ian was in fifth grade when 9/11 happened, and he was also not in New York — therefore, it seems pretty easy to figure out here that the guy may not be fully understanding the weight of some of what he is saying.
Suffice it to say, Jenn was obviously offended about the remark, and got very angry at Ian before going into the house and praying that she doesn’t kill him before the end of her time there. Jenn was living in New York at the time of the attack, and didn’t feel like this is something to make light of — even if you weren’t necessarily trying to be a jerk about it.
This really was the only major event of the night save for a brief fight between Frank and Ian about Frank’s social game, and all we really got out of this is that everyone is sick of Ian at this point and wants to send the kid packing. It’s really interesting how a week can change thing — we were thinking at one point that Ian was almost a lock to win fan favorite, but we’re now starting to think that Frank or Shane could end up having a chance.
Do you think Ian’s 9/11 comment was in bad taste? To check out some more updates from last night concerning the actual upcoming eviction, be sure and visit the link here.