The war against Big Brother houseguest Jack Matthews has continued since a petition asked for his removal from the house, and now fans are complaining about his “good edit.” Live Feed subscribers claim Matthews has been shown in a more flattering light on television than on the live feeds, accusing him of racism and sexism.
Live feed viewers also claim both Jackson Michie and Matthews have used the N-word to describe the first eliminated houseguest, David Alexander. A video of the controversial conversation surfaced on Twitter by user @powerofcheeto1. The specific wording used by both houseguests has not been clarified, and CBS has not yet made a statement.
I don't have earphones, kinda hard to tell. But here it is. pic.twitter.com/PgwvNGoie6
— Power🚫Of🚫Cheeto (@powerofcheeto1) July 5, 2019
This is far from the first time a Big Brother contestant has used the N-word on the live feeds. The 2018 season had multiple instances, and CBS eventually spoke with houseguests about their language, as well as sexual harassment claims from viewers who spotted potentially problematic behavior. It’s unclear if CBS has stepped in in Season 21.
Matthews is the current Head of Household and has been featured regularly on the show’s live feeds, an online platform that broadcasts what’s happening inside the house nearly 24 hours a day. The cameras claim to be in operation 24/7 but do shut down during competitions and other major spoilers.
Just watching Sunday’s Big Brother episode. They are giving Jack such a good edit. WTH. #bb21
— CattyCat (@CattyTVCat) July 10, 2019
— GriffGriff (@Meshagriffin) July 8, 2019
One of the main complaints featured in the change.org petition is the claim that Matthews expressed violent sentiments toward the only Black woman in the house, Kemi Faknule. At one point on the show, he said he wants to “stomp a mudhole through her chest.”
Matthews did put Faknule on the block for eviction this week, beside houseguest Jess Milagros. Twitter users complained the real reasoning for Matthew’s decision could be his problem with women, and Black women, though the CBS TV edit showed Matthews was targeting the pair because of their all-girls alliance
hey @Outback somebody said you guys are gonna are have already stopped sponsoring big brother because jack and jackson are racist so if you could do that, it’s be lovely and maybe @Kassting will quit casting racists
— gabi ❤️ (@gab_multifandom) July 10, 2019
— K Denise (@loreesdaughter) July 10, 2019