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Fans of Gay 'Big Brother' Contestant Andy Herren Fundraise for Charity Against Homophobia, Racism

Andy HerrenChances are that you've already heard about the controversy surrounding certain Big Brother contestants and their bigoted remarks. You may have even seen the video that compiled all of the various bigoted clips into one. 

Now, fans and friends of Andy Herren, an openly gay contestant on Big Brother 15, want to channel the subsequent controversy towards a good cause, and "raise awareness and promote positivity." While Herren himself is unable to contact the outside world, the #FandyNation, have set up Plan G fundraising page, and are using it to raise funds for The Trevor Project. 

"While seeing this negativity in the world can cause additional negative emotions, we see it as an opportunity to raise awareness and promote positivity.Those of us at #FandyNation (fans of Andy) home base fully believe that in the face of prejudice we all have an opportunity to change the message into one that makes a positive impact. That's why we're raising money for a cause we and Andy care about, The Trevor Project."

Their goal is to raise at least $25,000 while the current season of Big Brother airs, as well as to promote #BB15Equality across various social media platforms. Anyone wishing to participate in the campaign can check out their page, or track their hashtag on Twitter.

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  1. Didn't this guy say racist sh*t about Asians in that super it of bigotry though? Seems really weird he'd have fans at all, let alone ones using his name to raise funds to battle discrimination.

    Posted by: JMC | Jul 10, 2013 9:29:40 PM


  2. So... Much... Red...

    Posted by: Hyde | Jul 10, 2013 9:45:32 PM


  3. too gay for tv, makes us all look bad, good luck red.

    Posted by: sam | Jul 10, 2013 9:47:45 PM


  4. There should be a fund to ban toxic reality shows such as Big Brother. They truly are destroying the general level of civility in our society.

    Posted by: tiko | Jul 10, 2013 9:56:59 PM


  5. He's amazing on the live feeds! very sweet to everyone yet still a smart player

    Posted by: Gim | Jul 11, 2013 3:12:07 AM


  6. He's actually one of my favorite players this season. Amazing in every challenge, strong, quick, yet still low key enough to not be on anyone's radar.

    Posted by: Cal Dude | Jul 11, 2013 3:12:46 AM


  7. This is such a homophobic and bigoted cast, but there's a few of them who are actually genuine (Helen, Elissa) and Andy (the gay dude above). I hope any of those three win.

    Posted by: Two Dads | Jul 11, 2013 3:13:30 AM


  8. What a great idea by his friends! very sweet. Love watching their friend this season. He's one of the more tolerable contestants this year and good in competitions.

    Posted by: Jenn | Jul 11, 2013 3:14:12 AM


  9. Dear Sam, he's not too gay for TV, you're just too stupid for the Internet.

    Posted by: ChristopherM | Jul 11, 2013 9:36:34 AM


  10. Didn't this guy say racist sh*t about Asians in that super it of bigotry though? Seems really weird he'd have fans at all, let alone ones using his name to raise funds to battle discrimination.

    Posted by: JMC | Jul 10, 2013 9:29:40 PM

    I'd like more information about this, myself. Found a Livelink article, but it was written so tongue in cheek, it couldn't have been serious.

    Posted by: Zeta | Jul 11, 2013 9:49:44 AM


  11. It wasn't him who made the racist remarks.

    Posted by: ChristopherM | Jul 11, 2013 11:08:21 AM


  12. wasn't him. Aaryn and Spencer are the asian haters. Andy has had very little camera time, as per usual with BB and CBS.

    Posted by: dean | Jul 11, 2013 11:32:27 AM


  13. JMC, why do you ask a question that isn't a question? After you ask, you make a statement acting like he did make racist comments. Where are your facts? You have none because Andy wasn't one of the contestants making those remarks. He hasn't said anything racist in the house.

    Posted by: Jesse | Jul 11, 2013 11:44:32 AM


  14. It would be nice to see CBS choose a gay or lesbian contestant who's "gayness" wasn't quite so instantly apparent. Now its so stereotypical and predictable that we can scan the couch on the first show and identify the token gay before he opens his mouth.

    Posted by: jeff | Jul 11, 2013 11:53:24 AM


  15. We're all or mostly adults on here? Than you must realize this is all scripted and deliberately created drama done for publicity, shock value and advertising $. They probably had a meeting[s] where they decided BB needed to be more edgy, push the envelope a little more.

    Anybody who watches this or takes it seriously is a tool.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 11, 2013 12:07:40 PM


  16. CONTINUED:

    And in addition to advertising $ and viewers, they knew the 'racist' and 'homophobic' drama could be parlayed seamlessly into creating a 'dialog' about racism and homophobia. It's patently obvious and facile.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jul 11, 2013 12:10:55 PM


  17. Actually he made a few remarks about the Asian girl. Watch the video on youtube.

    Posted by: BETTY | Jul 11, 2013 4:30:35 PM


  18. Agreed. Watch the video. You'll see he was part of the Asian hating. Unfortunately, being a gay white men doesn't make some more sensitive to racial discrimination.

    Posted by: downtownla | Jul 11, 2013 6:47:01 PM


  19. he's amazing! one of my favorites on the show!

    Posted by: Junior | Jul 12, 2013 6:29:06 AM


  20. I love andy. I find him one of the most pleasant and kind on the live feeds

    Posted by: MIKE | Jul 12, 2013 6:29:33 AM


  21. Last night 7/163/2013 Andy called Howard (black) a f****ng animal, while speaking to Helen in the HOH room...CBS bleeped him and wen to commercial during the live feeds.

    I gasped...really I did.

    Posted by: lauren | Jul 14, 2013 6:55:15 PM


  22. this called black people colored last night ...come on now

    Posted by: smhnow | Jul 22, 2013 10:34:23 AM


  23. we think that Andy is a great competitor and an extremely smart player.

    Posted by: j&j | Aug 9, 2013 1:38:58 PM


  24. I know I'm late the thread but Andy is horrible. He's one of the biggest and worst enablers of the racist bullying. He hated Candice's guts and relished every opportunity to badmouth her. He's also spent the entire game aligned with the worst racists in the house.

    Andy is not a hero. He's an embarrassment. He's spent the whole game promoting racist bullying.

    Posted by: duane | Aug 16, 2013 2:30:43 AM


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