Thursday, July 4, 2013

"Big Brother" Scandal Is Good For America


The internet has been going nuts over comments made by cast members that weigh heavy in the highly inappropriate and insensitive departments. Cast members Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman lost their jobs because of the things they said. So what did they say that was so bad? Glad you asked, click here to view the colorful comments.

According to Today.com, "The offenses include frequent use of the N-word and gay slurs by more than one contestant and much more. Some of the most shocking comments so far have come from what's shaping up to be this season's 'Mean Girls' clique, made up of Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman."

Ready for the kicker? None of this was seen on TV. Only viewers watching the live-feed via the "Big Brother" website were able to see the madness, leaving people wondering why wasn't it shown on TV? Perhaps the comments were too 'real' for the show's producers, or maybe they were planning on sweeping the controvesy under the rug like so many others do in this country. So far CBS has remained quiet on the matter. Whatever the case, one thing is for sure, this stuff needs to be televised!

Society loves to hide its problems as if denying them will make them go away. Some even venture to say that there is no more racism or sexism; either they're uninformed or the the ones who are committing the racist or sexist acts.

By now you're probably wondering how could something as vile as racial slurs, sexist remarks and hate speech be good for America? It's good because it shines light on what's typically kept in the dark. The comments of a few is suddenly understood to be the representation of a sample of the larger population who share the same or similar views in regards to equal rights, race, and homosexuals. 

This situation has brought awareness to problems that exist in America that need to be addressed, and the first step in addressing any problem is to acknowledge one exists. So while this controversy will get people talking, we need to make sure the right conversation is taking place, and the uninformed are being correctly educated. The only true way to battle hate is with love and proper education.

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