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Big Brother 13 Contestant Jeff Schroeder Unleashes Homophobic Rant Over Dumbledore: VIDEO


Big Brother 13 contestants Jeff and Kalia got in an argument on the live feed over the fact that J.K. Rowling wrote Dumbledore as a gay character. Jeff believes that Dumbledore couldn't be gay because it's wrong for gays to be around little kids.

ONTD provides a semi-transcript:

Jeff says "Who's Dumbledorf.. who is that, the big guy?".. Rachel then says "why would she want a gay character?" while Jeff in the background says "That would be perverted!" Kalia explains that she made the character so that her kids and other kids would understand homosexuality.

Jeff says "how is he meant to be gay? he doesn't have any gay tendencies..." Kalia interrupts and says "maybe that's the point! so that people like you don't stereotype gay people".

Jeff says "WHAT DO YOU mean stereotypes around gay people? He's in a school with little kids, you can't make THAT GUY GAY!"

Kalia squeeled "WHYYYY? Gay men can't work with little kids!?"

Jeff says "it isn't right to have it in a little kids book, and have the head master locked away in this magical land, be gay. That isn't the right kind of writing to do."

Kalia doesn't see anything wrong with it. "I don't see why not!"

Jeff says "Oh I can see your PC view of it, but it's not the right thing to do..." she asks him "WHY is it PC?"

Jeff says to her "Listen, you know what I'm talking about and don't make it seem like your doing the right thing by saying it's not! You are going to let your kids read a story book where little kids go to fantasy camp without their parents and the guy is GAY?"

Kalia: "Just because he is gay, doesn't mean there is a thing wrong with him!"

Jeff: "GTFO! Don't start with that f'in *****!" While Kalia is trying to defend herself, Jeff is yelling louder "Don't tell me the right answer for f'n T.V.!..."

It's not the first time Jeff, a returning housemate, has shown that he's a homophobe on the show. Some of you may recall that he called Russell a "fag" in Big Brother 11, later saying, “F**k you, you f**king homo faggot”.

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  1. Psychology Today did a study that shows homophobic men are aroused by gay porn, straight men are not. I think we all know what this says about Jeff (and Marcus Bachmann)

    Posted by: FernLaPlante | Jul 13, 2011 11:43:43 AM

  2. Even here at Glenn's Homophobia Newsletter, where anti-gay loons get 80% of the coverage, celebrities another 10%, and weird fun stuff, save the whales, and actual, positive content about LGBTQ people split the remaining 10%, this has to be some sort of all time all time low.

    We now care about what the bacterial specimens on reality TV think of us, and transcribe their every inanity in misspelled all caps? Egaads… This presumably ends with someone shoving a mic into the face of a paranoid schizophrenic with Tourette syndrome living in a bus stop, demanding "What is your opinion of same sex relationships?"

    We'll let nothing distract us from how tragically wronged we are.

    Posted by: Bryan | Jul 13, 2011 12:25:16 PM

  3. Calling people on their S&it is ALWAYS upsetting to the person who's being called on their hatred, homophobia, and narrow mindedness. This guy is DISGUSTING.

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Jul 13, 2011 12:53:52 PM

  4. everyone should write to glaad about the incident! get this even more attention cause it was not ok!

    Posted by: poster | Jul 13, 2011 1:29:55 PM

  5. I am an on and off fan of the show. The reason that no one stood up and defended either of them is because they are smart. This is week ONE. If you want to stick around, you don't get in shouting matches this early. No matter WHAT the reason. Don't be disturbed by their inaction. This isn't "What Would You Do?" this is "Big Brother" and it's all about strategy.

    And there have been far worse things said on this show. In fact, the worst thing I have ever heard was from a GAY GUY. Pretty sure it was the season that aired in the winter because of the writer's strike. He said something to a contestant whose father had killed himself "NO WONDER YOUR DAD HUNG HIMSELF!!" That was the end of that season for me. Never watched one minute more.

    Posted by: AJ | Jul 13, 2011 1:34:41 PM

  6. The reason some of the others did not get involved with this conversation, choosing to remain silent, is that they are always aware that they are playing a game for 500,000 dollars.

    If you put yourself out there too much, are too argumentative, allow yourself to be drawn into an argument then you risk getting unwanted attention that will bite you in the a** later.

    The only time people get drawn into these debates is because they get pissed, and because it affects them directly. I don't imagine that anyone felt so deeply invested in the topic to take that risk.

    But here is the reason that Jeff and Jordan were fan favorites . . . and really had more to do with Jordan than Jeff.

    You get a pretty girl and a good looking guy in the BB house and they will soon be making out and humping beneath some blanket, talking about how much in love they are, acting like they dated that person for several years.

    But Jordan was the exception. She is a little what people might call a "dumb blonde," but she proved that she was smarter that all the previous female BB contestants.

    She would not even allow Jeff kiss her, let alone making a fool of herself and humiliating her family by being played on national TV.

    It is because of that that Jeff looks good. Had Jordan been like all the women that came before her than Jeff would have looked as stupid as every other male contestant that had their BB summer romance.

    But all that aside. This is not a show that can be compared to "Six Feet Under;" but there is nothing currently on television that can be compared to "Six Feet Under."

    You are talking apples and radishes. You can only really compare a reality show . . . and I use the term reality lightly . . . with another reality show.

    But just looking BB on its own merits, it can make for entertainment. I can't explain it about myself. I LOVE "Six Feet Under," am a prolific reader, and a less-than-prolific writer, and quite picky and critical when it comes to what I watch.

    I find most sitcoms formulaic and difficult to stomach, yet I have enjoyed watching BB and the idiots people make of themselves for a little cash . . . and I also like watching "Wipeout."

    I know, it is embarrassing, but I detest that CBS would give this guy another chance after his first rant.

    Time to boycott CBS

    Posted by: Ricco | Jul 13, 2011 1:44:12 PM

  7. If you check out the Wikipedia page there are plenty of controversies like this. This is nothing new for BB There have been racist and sexist rants as well as homophobic ones that they choose to edit out. And the gay guy who said the thing about the girl's father who died was on Big Brother 9 and his name was Joshuah. The girl was Chelsia.

    Posted by: AJ | Jul 13, 2011 1:51:07 PM

  8. Ok I'm done. I've been watching Big Brother After Dark on Showtime(which is not as perverted as it sounds, they just have stupid conversations) and I've been watching the shows. I'm all done, that's my opinion.

    Posted by: MKE | Jul 13, 2011 2:19:16 PM

  9. Formula for successful (cheap and tawdry) television series: concoct controversy. Don't give it attention. It doesn't deserve the hype.

    Posted by: candideinnc | Jul 13, 2011 2:38:39 PM

  10. It would be so much simpler if the guy was spouting off against Jews or denying the holocaust happened on this "hip" reality show. Then they could unceremoniously fire him from the show. But gays are always fair game.

    Posted by: Ron | Jul 13, 2011 2:50:48 PM

  11. He looks like the Sassy Gay Friend (sans scarf) in those frame grabs. I won't waste the bandwidth to play the video to hear if he's also doing the SGF voice.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Jul 13, 2011 3:12:09 PM

  12. This is sad for me because I am a big Big Brother fan and have always liked Jeff and Jordan. I had no idea he had done this before and am glad I am hearing about it. No longer a fan.

    As for knocking on people who watch reality TV, stuff it. If you don't like it, good for you. I don't need your input on what I should or should not find entertaining.

    That said, there is no reason to keep him off the show. This is exactly the interaction Big Brother is all about. The only criticism I have of CBS is their failure to actually show it to everyone so maybe someone could learn a little from people like Kahlia (who I believe is partnered with Lawon, who seems like he might be a gay).

    Posted by: BA | Jul 13, 2011 3:20:15 PM

  13. I tried out for this season of Big Brother. Needless to say, I didn't make it, and frankly, I don't know if I would have lasted long on the show. The only people that benefit from being on this show, IMHO, are the pretty white boys and pretty white girls.

    Posted by: Alex Sarmiento | Jul 13, 2011 3:29:03 PM

  14. Interesting in last weeks episode the "preview" for the next show (this eve's) speaks about the "Sudden" and "Unexpected" departure of one of the contestants!! I wonder if CBS has in fact "let him depart"!!??? Let's hope so!

    Posted by: alexInBoston | Jul 13, 2011 4:36:36 PM

  15. RICCO - Of course, "Six Feet Under" and "reality shows" are different. That was my point. Both have drama, but one of these is better that the other at helping us learn about ourselves and the human condition. It's why going to see a play about, say, the breakdown of interpersonal relationships, is a qualitatively different experience than watching Judge Judy. Sadly, we get more reality/game shows these days and fewer dramas. They may not be as expensive as traditional TV dramas to produce but then, you get what you pay for.

    Posted by: TJ | Jul 13, 2011 5:07:15 PM

  16. I stopped watching BB a long time ago because of crap like this. I enjoy reality tv but when it starts to piss me off/offend me and get my blood boiling, it stops being entertainment. It's also messed up that they'd bring him back for another season. Would they bring an outspoken racist back? Maybe they have, I don't know. This crap just pisses me off.

    Posted by: daws | Jul 13, 2011 5:47:51 PM

  17. AlexinBoston - hate to break the sad news to you, but it's not. It's been all over the Internet for a few days who it really is.

    Posted by: Harrison | Jul 13, 2011 6:06:44 PM

  18. WOW...A black woman going at white homophobe??? Who'da thunk? And the vicious culture race comments against Jeff will NOT begin in 5..4..3..2..1.

    Nice Kalia! and Thanks!

    Maybe folks now see that homophobia is shared by all races and cultures and maybe if some in our community would realize that it would make the fight against homophobia so much a better fight!

    Posted by: CHRIS DACHOCOLATEBEARCUB | Jul 14, 2011 2:11:26 AM

  19. Why is this homophobic bigot still on there? If he had started dropping the "N" bomb, CBS would have pulled his ass off there faster than Julie Chen sprinting to a Botox appointment...

    Posted by: Michael Strangeways | Jul 14, 2011 3:38:36 AM

  20. Jeff did not unleash a homophobic rant. Let's be real people. He gave his opinion. Since when are we not allowed to voice our opinions? Jeff is not homophobic. I have relatives who are gay and my best friend is gay and he was not offended by it. Can't people have their own opinions without be calling homophobic or racist in this world.
    I can bet more than half of the people carrying on about it have said something in their life that could be considered homophobic or racist but that does not mean you are homophobic or racist!

    People have to stop making an issue out of everything someone says. If you don't like what he said that is your right but it's ridiculous to call him homophobic.

    Posted by: D | Jul 14, 2011 9:29:26 AM

  21. That really is disappointing. Jeff is the only eye candy on the entire show this season. :((

    Posted by: OMNOMNOM | Jul 15, 2011 4:47:19 AM

  22. @ Jon Lee Hart & Duane -


    Posted by: Joetx | Jul 15, 2011 10:19:46 AM

  23. I have watched Jeff since Day 1 of his being on television and even on every episode of the web series. While he did make a comment the first night he was on BB I did not like and I made an "assumption" aboout him as a person...I soon realized by day 2 that he spoke without thinking. Now I might offend some people but I am just going off of what I have witnessed. People from different parts of the world are more expressive in there conversations, use different words, and almost have there own language... for example east coast people vs. west coast people. I live on the west coast and met a girl from Chicago and the way she spoke was so different and almost harsh to me, I realized that this is the way it was and had been her whole life growing up. While I am not saying that I agree or think that Jeff's comment was right, I think that he has been conditioned on SOME level to think that, as do I think A LOT of straight men. I have also seen Jeff numerous times on the 24/7 live feeds grinding up against Lawon for example (this season) a gay black male during games they play..and I am talking full frontal on Jeff's part. This to me does not show the actions of a true homophobe.
    I also would like to point out that a lot of the comments are coming from people who know NOTHING about Jeff or who he is as a person. You are doing exactly what you feel he is doing to you..which is judging you..FOR WHATEVER REASON. Those who live in glass houses should not throw stones. I do not believe for a second that Jeff would hate on gay people...but I do believe that as a man to some degree he might be uncomfortable with the situation, BUT as someone asked: Yes there is at least 1 or more gay people on each and every season of BB and Jeff has never attacked or done anything to them. The most he is guilty of is making a not nice comment. To which again I believe is just part of his upbringing, or people that he was influenced by.
    And YES I AM GOING HERE. Before any of you make the comment. I knew for years that one of my nephews was gay, but was scared to death to come out of the closet. My husband and I had taken in 2 of his younger sisters, and we all "knew" but no one said anything. One day I finally decided that I was going to give him the push that I thought he needed...or the acceptance that I thought he wanted. I told him that no matter what I would always love him, and that if there was EVER anything he needed to tell me that he could and I wouldnt judge him. It took a few days of proding, but he met me for dinner....and he finally was comfortable enough to let it out. He also told me it was o.k. to tell his least the 2 who lived with us. His brothers he was not ready to tell..but when he finally did they were distant.
    Just this last month 2 of his brothers got married. One of his brothers ALLOWED him to be a groomsman in his wedding and invite his domestic partner, however our other gay friends were NOT invited. This 1 brother said that he believed GOD would still save him. Excuse me I just threw up in my mouth a little. The other brother only had 1 brother and 1 cousin in his wedding and accepts his brother, but makes comments all the time about flipping the channel when Ellen is on etc. The bottom line there is: They are family and they love each other, but they dont truly accept him, and that breaks my heart. So please dont try and say that I am is funny because their oldest sister is bi and with a woman for 4 years, but now with a man and just had a baby...they dont have a problem with that. Just that there brother is gay.
    I dont know. Society has conditioned people for years to think that it isnt right, and people will think what they want, but honestly people. Judging Jeff over a COUPLE of comments rather than his actions, or who he is as a person...or the fact that you dont even know a thing about him. You are no better so why should we empathize.
    If he was a true gay basher I would jump on board, but I think you have him all wrong. Maybe there is no black or white. Why don't you ask the gay men and women who were actually stuck in this house 24/7 with him what they think of him?

    Posted by: Carla | Jul 21, 2011 8:02:00 AM

  24. It's very clear that he is projecting, that he hiding behind the hater, that he himself is gay.

    Posted by: John Carman | Aug 21, 2013 10:25:27 AM

  25. I have no words, you tell me if he's not gay...

    Posted by: John Carman | Aug 30, 2013 9:52:14 AM

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