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‘Big Brother’ fans think Memphis Garrett calls fellow contestant the N-word in live feed

Petitions are calling for his removal from the show.

Sep 17, 2020, 3:52 pm



Moises Mendez II

Fans of Big Brother created a petition to get one of the contestants kicked off the popular reality TV show for allegedly using the N-word.

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In a live feed on Wednesday night, Memphis Garrett has a conversation with another contestant, Cody Calafiore. While they talk, Garrett brings up David Alexander, a Black contestant on the show. Fans are claiming they hear Garrett say, “Dude, David’s a [N-word].”

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It has yet to be confirmed whether or not Garrett said the N-word. Fans are pointing to a different camera angle of the interaction as further proof that he says the slur. It shows a look on Garrett’s face after the slur was allegedly made that suggests he knows he messed up. “It’s the oh no *I fucked up look *that’s on Memphis face that seals it for me. This man manage restaurants. I can only imagine how he treats his employees,” one Twitter user wrote.

The petition to have him immediately ousted was created on ”If left unchecked, we could be witnessing real-life harm from a privileged white a**hole upon a black man who is ALONE in the house,” the creator of the petition wrote. “After almost all the other people of color have been evicted/threatened. THIS IS NOT OKAY!!!”

In another petition calling for his removal from the show, Garrett is accused of acting in a “racially charged” way against Alexander. Creator Sohpia Cornelius wrote, “Memphis Garrett, a contestant on Big Brother: All-Stars has said and done racially charged things to another contestant on the show, David Alexandar. He called referred to him as ‘boy’ in a demeaning way and put him on slop to get him to ‘blow up’ and act crazy. This is disgusting and there are no excuses for this. At. All.”

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This is not the first major controversy that the show—or even this season— has seen. A group of the contestants, including Garrett, were recently filmed making fun of a fellow contestant’s autism.

CBS did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment.

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*First Published: Sep 17, 2020, 3:52 pm