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The Special Olympics responds to Jared Fields using the R-word on Big Brother 25

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Jared Fields was considered by some viewers to be a Big Brother villain. Pic credit: CBS

A member of the Big Brother cast used the R-word to describe another houseguest.

It led to a backlash from fans who felt the player should be removed from the game.

And this all came after Luke Valentine got expelled for using the N-word. At the time, producers cited the Big Brother code of conduct for Luke’s expulsion.

Luke mocked the code of conduct after he saw what Jared said.

Special Olympics has weighed in on the issue, releasing a statement about the use of such slurs.

Shortly after he became Head of Household, Jared Fields used the R-word to describe America Lopez.

Jared could be seen on the Big Brother live feeds talking to Cory Wurtenberger about what he had said.

The moment was edited out of a confrontational conversation showcased on the September 6 episode of Big Brother.

A statement from the Special Olympics

Special Olympics is the world’s largest sports organization for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. The organization advertises that it provides year-round training and activities for five million participants.

“The R-word has reared its ugly head again — this time on CBS’s Big Brother,” begins a statement shared by Special Olympics.

“It’s that person’s right to use whatever words he wants, but it’s my right to ask him to stop using words that humiliate and mock people with intellectual differences,” the statement continues.

“There are millions of people with intellectual disabilities whose courage, kindness and skill make the world more just and joyful. We should be imitating them, not those who use petty slurs to get a laugh,” concludes the statement from Special Olympics chairman Timothy Shriver.

Family of Jag Bains also responds to Jared’s R-word controversy

The family of Jag Bains is running his Instagram account, and they also issued a statement after the R-word controversy surfaced.

Their statement is below, where the family calls out the “derogatory term” that Jared used.

Jag has worked for years with Special Olympics and has been an ally for even longer.

“Although CBS has been silent about this incident, we wanted to address this issue and spread awareness,” reads part of their post.

More news from Big Brother

As the statement from Jag’s family and friends reads, CBS and Big Brother producers have been quiet about the incident with Jared Fields.

Maybe it will get addressed after his HOH week has been concluded.

Fans should note that the Big Brother 25 TV schedule has changed, with new dates and times slated for upcoming episodes.

And past episodes of the show are available for streaming on Paramount+.

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Laura
Laura
9 months ago

He should be held to the same standard as the rest of America. Kick him out!

Laura
Laura
9 months ago

He should be held to the same standards as the rest of America. Kick him out.

Tammie Labor
Tammie Labor
9 months ago

I say we all slip and say things from time to time i don’t think he should be kicked off but maybe punished on the show somehow.

Sharon Lindsey
Sharon Lindsey
9 months ago

Send Jared home, this show is racist! Stop playing cookout! Play a game!

Ann
Ann
9 months ago

I believe Jared should get kick out!!! Isn’t this CBS policy?? If Jared stays, then CBS should bring back the other person. This should be addressed now!! I love this show, but I’ll stop watching if they don’t stand by their policy.

Gracie
Gracie
9 months ago
Reply to  Ann

Ann I couldn’t agree with you more what makes Jared any different.kick him out

Biogirl
Biogirl
9 months ago
Reply to  Ann

Not the same at all. See ya later then.

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 months ago

CBS doesn’t want to ruin their show mother and son. J. It would ruin their ratings. This year show really sucks

Billy
Billy
9 months ago

This is not right that Jared is not being held accountable for what he said. It is a double standard. And for the cookout, if there was ever an all white alliance formed because of being white, it would be racist but the cookout is not racist! That is BS!

Taffakh Thelma
Taffakh Thelma
9 months ago

I think Jared needs to be kicked out but cbs will not do anything about it

Penning
Penning
9 months ago
Reply to  Taffakh Thelma

Why should he be sent home. Because he uttered a word that use to describe a person’s mental aptitude. Until recently it was still used to describe people. He should be talked to and told to apologize and chose a different word to describe someone. Hell a person that doesn’t have the aptitude or capacity to care about anything he has to say at all. We the people are making a bigger deal about it.

Penning
Penning
9 months ago

Here’s the thing, what he said wasn’t racist at all unlike what the other house guest said that was sent home. Now was it hurtful, stupid and cruel yes. Since when did we become soft as a society that a persons opinion has everyone up in arms and comparing what a idiot says that has nothing to do with race, sex/orientation/choice. I’m very sure many others have said much worse. Oh wait he was sent home

Barbara Romero
Barbara Romero
8 months ago

Glad Jared finally got out he has caused much bad game play. He ruined his mom’s game. He should have been kicked out when he used the r word.