After last year's EPIC "Cookout" alliance making history on one of tv's biggest show's every summer, this summer, "Big Brother" is back on its racist, sexist bullsh!t. Now folks are calling for producers to step in and stop the disgusting bullying of one of the black female houseguests.
The "Big Brother" house is already in shambles just days after its season 24 debut. Taylor Hayle, who served as Miss Michigan 2021, came in to the house on premiere night super excited with sweet energy to join the game she just became a superfan of a couple of years ago. Barely a few hours passed - and hardly ANY words out Taylor's mouth - before certain folks in the house zero'd in on her as a target.
Now, having a target is par for the course in Big Brother. But not before you even have a conversation with the person. Not before they even open their mouths. Because, historically, "Big Brother" contestants at least try to act like they're not nominating the minority Houseguests first (people of color if there are any and the women in the house). But often, they're are still the first targets.
— BARDIOLOGY (@Bardiology_) July 7, 2022
This go-round is different. Houseguest Paloma - who is half Greek and half Latina - seemed to have it out for Taylor within the first hour of meeting her. It was eve jarring for the rest of the Houseguests, but as usual, mob mentality took over and she rallied the girls to target Taylor for "not being a girl's girl" and "hanging out with the guys too much". Taylor hadn't even been in the house for half a day before Paloma started making assumptions and telling ANYONE who would listen that Taylor MUST be planning to use her good looks and body to cozy up to men to win the game.
Yes, the jealousy was palpable and got even worse once Taylor was in her swimsuit chillin' by the pool. Paloma started spreading COMPLETE assumptions and lies about Taylor, someone she hadn't even really spoken to yet. She called her a "nasty witch", insinuated she's a jezebel, called her every name in the book, and this is after she was in her face telling her how pretty she was when they entered the house on premiere night. It was jarring and out of the blue, as is most jealousy and berating of black women.
For some reason, the other houseguests - including the other black and biracial houseguests - joined in. The microaggressions have been ridiculous since last Thursday's premiere night, and many started ostracizing her for no reason. the bullying reached disgusting levels when Taylor was blindsided when she overheard Paloma talking mad ish about her in the next room. It resulted in a complete breakdown into tears that was caught on the 24/7 Feeds (but not aired on the CBS show).
In a previous season, another black beauty queen, Bayleigh, was bullied so badly that her mouth was full of blood from biting it and yelling to defend herself from every single person ganging up on her endlessly - physically as well - for days on end. It's also interesting that the first thing Paloma said was "Taylor shouldn't have led with being a beauty queen."
Video of Taylor crying. This is how bad things have gotten in the house for a black woman. Big Brother really needs to deal with this. The way the houseguests are treating her is NOT okay. Internalized and subconscious racism, microaggressions should not be tolerated #bb24pic.twitter.com/P18uDJ0miZ
— (@VoFeeds) July 10, 2022
To reiterate, Taylor has not done anything to anyone in this house. She hadn't even spoken but 10 words before all of this started, and they were to introduce herself. She hasn't even had time to do soemthing to deserve this if she wanted to. It is a complete targeted attack based off jealousy and racism, and the usual mobb mentality settling in with everyone else ganging up on her. The other "black people" in the house are too scared to speak up and appear to identify and align with the non black houseguests far more.
CBS has a history of covering up (for the network and packaged airings) the extreme racial and misogynistic bullying that happens, but can be seen on the 24/7 live feeds. And fans this go-round aren't having it.
Even Xavier Prather, the historic winner of last year's season, issued a statement about the disgusting behavior against Taylor, who has no idea why she's even being attacked endlessly.
— Xavier Prather (@xaviereprather) July 10, 2022
BB Fans, former contestants, and even show producers have gone on a rampage demanding production (with the power to do something) to step in as this is actually worse than previous years (at least after the disgusting white supremacist-filled season 15). The reactions to the disgust are far more vocal than ever before, and that should say plenty. We hear production members are wanting to step in, but the lead production person says they "don't want to ruin the season this early." Ummm, we guess a black woman feeling completely unsafe doesn't already render this ish ruined. It's hard to watch, and the ratings ma suffer once again because of it.
Taylor said that she started watching big brother with season 23. To think that she fell in love with the show because of The Cookout only to come on and be ostracized because of racial prejudice is heartbreaking. You deserve better, Taylor #bb24pic.twitter.com/tWyRrOsGUQ
— rob (@0tevfan) July 10, 2022
Candace, Dominique, DaVonne, Bayleigh, Kemi and Taylor.
The treatment of black women in the big brother house is truly sad. While I am a fan and just want gameplay non-black watchers need to understand that racism has taken place in the game, several times. #BB24
— JOSIANE (@josianexnm) July 10, 2022
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Taylor for many years, & all she ever wants to do is love on those around her. It’s disgusting how she’s being treated on #BB24& I wish @CBSBigBrother would intervene because we know that this treatment would not be as harsh if she weren’t Black
— Karis Felton (@TheRealKarisF) July 10, 2022
Friends, fans, and past players voice their support for current ‘Big Brother’ houseguest Taylor Hale as she faces an onslaught of microaggressions in the game.
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) July 10, 2022
the feeds just cut from taylor telling michael that she hopes big brother donates their leftover food once the season’s over to 5 people shit talking taylor in the storage room #bb24pic.twitter.com/tBXQGc5dQq
— katie | bb24 (@bigbwubber) July 11, 2022
I am very disturbed by the bullying and targeting that Taylor Hale is experiencing on #BB24 ! @CBSBigBrother you need to intervene and ensure that the micro aggressions and bigoted behavior by the other cast mates stops!!!
— Deshauna Barber (@deshaunabarber) July 10, 2022
— Tom (@tvtalkswithtom) July 11, 2022
Terrance, Ameerah, and Monte are the worst kind of poc’s to play Big Brother in the history of Big Brother. For them to talk about Taylor the way they have been talking AND slander her name like they have is disgusting. Can’t wait till they are voted out #bb24#BB24livefeeds
— Riley (@RileyCa54603521) July 12, 2022
I am proud to hold the title of a has-been forgettable past player, so I appreciate the voices of the notable and recent BB alum speaking up in support of Taylor and against the horror of what has become of @CBSBigBrother season 24.
— HelenKimFitzpatrick (@HelenKimFitz76) July 12, 2022
And the sad part is big brother just staring and letting this happen AGAIN and it really sucks cause Taylor has no cast mate to comfort her or anybody from production to tell them to cut that shit the fuck out behind her back. This is absolutely ridiculous. #BB24pic.twitter.com/l3t4Px2ruE
— Flav (@flavvours) July 10, 2022
No one ever *needs* to be isolated in the Big Brother house. It’s not a game move to isolate someone. I was literally told to isolate people and I always refused and I still won. Isolating someone who has done nothing wrong is cruel just for sport. I feel awful for Taylor. #BB24
— Andy Herren (@AndyHerren) July 12, 2022
Taylor Hale never did anything wrong to those 15 other houseguests except breath.
— Gerardo Arturo Hernandez (@BerningGreen) July 11, 2022
Given the mistreatment of Taylor Hale in the Big Brother house, we have decided not to provide #bb24 coverage in protest. Stay tuned for our continued coverage of #TheChallengeUSApic.twitter.com/agMJqGqCQJ
— Aye, Who All Gon’ Be There?! -Podcast (@AyeWhoAllThere) July 11, 2022
This needs to be the last year of big brother. It isn’t a game anymore or fun, this is what happens when you cast people who think they are influencer’s but instead you get jealous, racist casting. Taylor doesn’t deserve any of this. I feel sick. #BB24livefeeds#BB24
— Coty (@cotywithaT_) July 12, 2022
And, as usual, the houseguests start to realize their racism will be seen plainly and clearly on the live feeds, and they start to cry white tears.
“Everyone is fucking mean and I’m trying to change that like let’s all just be fucking nice and stand against bullying” - Paloma after quite literally bullying Taylor on national television #bb24#bigbrother
— Aj (@VerySkary) July 11, 2022
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) July 11, 2022
In the past, contestants have gotten fired from their real life jobs for their disgusting racist behavior.
.@CBSBigBrother and @agrodner22 have a responsibility to step in and address the situation with Taylor. This goes beyond the game. This is an entire house full of people who are ostracizing and bad mouthing her based on nothing. And it appears racially motivated. #bb24
— Lisa Bee (@leebee4life) July 10, 2022
We know CBS and the masses often get off on seeing black women be destroyed and beaten down to the ground for no reason at all. They prove it by allowing it almost EVERY season on this show and many reality TV shows. But in 2022, folks need to speak up and get real about no longer allowing this. This is actually not what BB is about, unlike a Housewives show. CBS, get your ish together.
Photo: Taylor's IG