Andy Herren Says Diversity on Big Brother ”Has Always Been Atrocious”

He spelled out that he is “made use of to” supporters staying “awful” to him about speaking up. 

“These previous couple of months I have been told to shut up much more than I can count,” he stated. “These supporters are playing into exactly what I am declaring, even though. They never like a minority voice speaking up and exposing the quite a few problems with range on a demonstrate they appreciate. I am told that the only motive I am speaking up is simply because I am upset I have not been questioned back, which is so improper. I am speaking up simply because we are in a time when people are in fact listening to minority voices, and I hope CBS listens and would make some variations.”

In late 2019, CBS programming chiefs arrived below hearth by the Television Critics Affiliation for “mismanaging inclusivity on the network’s reality applications like Major Brother and Survivor,” reported Deadline at the time. 

At the time, a press member identified as out an incident obtaining to do with Kemi, a Black female on Major Brother, who in the wake of staying eradicated from the demonstrate claimed that the sequence producers “tried to goad her into playing the section of a sassy black female” along with Survivor contestant Julia Carter‘s 4,6000-phrase essay that comprehensive her practical experience throughout Year 38, which entailed a racial slur staying made use of on the initial day. 

Of the incidents aforementioned, CBS leisure president Kelly Kahl stated, “A producer, we uncovered, in an attempt to get a soundbite, overstepped. That producer was reprimanded and gained unconscious bias schooling, as perfectly as other producers on the demonstrate [did]. We never want that to take place again.”

On top of that, Senior Govt Vice President of Programming at CBS leisure, Thom Sherman, stated, “all of our producers get unconscious bias schooling […] We cannot demonstrate anything that happens on the demonstrate, and producers try to demonstrate a very good representation of what happens.”