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Jared calls America the R-word, Big Brother fans react

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Jared Fields was part of a twist with Cirie Fields (his mom) on Big Brother 25. Pic credit: CBS

Another Big Brother controversy has surfaced about word choice.

Previously, Luke Valentine got expelled for using the N-word.

And now Jared Fields has used the R-word to describe another houseguest.

Jared confronted Cory Wurtenberger while Izzy Gleicher was there.

He apologized to Cory for using the R-word to describe America Lopez, calling it a “slip up” in the HOH Room.

This is much like the excuses from Luke for using the N-word earlier this season.

Jared using the R-word doesn’t go over well with Big Brother fans

Below is a video clip from the HOH Room as Jared apologizes to Cory for using the R-word.

The word Jared used rhymes with leotard and is a derogatory term for someone with learning disabilities.

“I don’t think she’s (America) the R-word. I slipped up. I’m sorry about that,” Jared said to Cory.

Reactions have come swiftly after the moment on the Big Brother live feeds.

Matt Turner from Big Brother 24 posted part of the Code of Conduct posted online by CBS for the feeds.

In the Code of Conduct, using negative speech or slurs against people with a disability is forbidden.

One Big Brother fan pointed out that it took many seasons before a houseguest was expelled for making a racist comment.

They also stated that Jared should be removed, but CBS was unlikely to do it.

Some Big Brother fans are defending Jared’s use of the R-word. That has led to additional posts on social media.

The fan below feels it’s pretty cringeworthy that anyone would defend Jared using the R-word.

Big Brother 25 live feeds are still up and running

The Big Brother live feeds are running as though nothing has happened.

It’s similar to how the producers dealt with Luke Valentine’s incident before he got expelled the following morning.

The producers have not addressed the new controversy, nor has it been suggested that Jared Fields will get removed from the house.

As clips from the live feeds go around social media, there will likely be many more complaints about what has happened.

For fans who want to jump ahead, here are the Week 5 veto results. The BB25 cast has already played in the latest Veto Competition. It sets the stage for what could happen at the next Eviction Ceremony.

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Barbara wars
Barbara wars
9 months ago

Big brother you need to remove Jarred! It’s only fair.

debbie bentley
debbie bentley
9 months ago
Reply to  Barbara wars

YES he needs to be REMOVED from BIG BROTHER what’s good for one it’s good for all. Just because he is black is no excuse for his actions he is no better than a white person.

Gail G
Gail G
9 months ago

I hope that Paramount’s zero tolerance is still in effect in dealing with what Jared said yesterday, just like Luke he should be removed from the show. I will have difficulty watching the show if he gets a pass on his statement when Luke got walked out.

mona
mona
9 months ago
Reply to  Gail G

jared should be kicked off they say this is learned behavior from family so whats good for one is good for all are you going to let him get away with it because of the color of his skin not fair

Lilly Arnold
Lilly Arnold
9 months ago

I have watched BB since it began and I have cringed and some of the goings on but when It became obvious that contestants are having sex and are being supplied with condoms by the show , it just became to filthy for me and my family. No more BB in my house! Their families must be so proud.

Nosmo
Nosmo
9 months ago

we have a group that watches BB every time it’s on and the group decided that if Jared gets a pass we will not be watching any more and we know lots of friends that feel the same. Do what is fair far all. BB is a big deal don’t ruin it.

Christina Mauger
Christina Mauger
9 months ago

Forget about fair..as a BBfan and a mother of a disabled individual, it’s derogatory and he needs to be removed! Per the code of conduct. PERIOD

Bonnie
Bonnie
9 months ago

He will not be kicked out and we all know that! Totally unfair and i also understand his mother the fantastic Cirie has been mocking or saying things about Matt being deaf. She also should go. Again we know it wont gappen cause then CB ?s will take too much backlash for kicking them out of the show for ovious reasons!

Glenda
Glenda
9 months ago

I’m very upset that Jared had not been removed!! A zero policy is a zero policy!! Shame on you Big Brother!!!