‘Big Brother 16′ Hasn’t Even Started and There is Already a Racist Homophobe Controversy

A few days ago we reported that Ariana Grande's gay half-brother would be appearing on Season 16 of CBS' Big Brother which premieres on Wednesday, and now it has been revealed that one of Grande's housemates is an alleged homophobe and racist.

CalebReynoldsCaleb Reynolds, a former prison guard in Iraq and professional hunter posted several unfortunate comments on his Instagram account, "insain_physique." He seems mostly to harbor very ill feelings toward President Obama.

Online Big Brother reports:

On Caleb’s Instagram account “insain_physique” about 20 months ago he made some extremely disturbing comments. When these comments surfaced whoever is managing his account deleted his account in an attempt to destroy the evidence. His Instagram profile read “Caleb Reynolds 100% natural, Personal Trainer, fitness is my passion, GOD is my strength, heaven is my goal.”

One of Reynolds' comments read:

“You believe in murder? You agree with fags? I guess so but I don’t agree with murdering A innocent baby which he clearly doesn’t mind. Nothin has changed in these last four years. You know it. Your just a democrat that wants that Muslim monkey in office. I’m done with you, your dismissed…

Also if you could see straight and wasn’t color blind the map if the US is completely red, thank god he only gets 4 more years. You and the other democrats will wish you never voted for him soon. Good job.”

Will his bigoted remarks receive some airtime, or will he keep them to himself (unlike last season's contestants)? Time will tell.


  1. Onnyjay says

    Oh goody, another semiliterate bigot for the mouth-breathers to admire. Where do the nets find these morons, and why do they give them free publicity?? And why, for that matter, does T’road?

  2. northalabama says

    great, round two, here we go again, and thanks for nothing cbs & endemol.

    is education in this country so lacking that anyone under 30 is unable to discuss a subject passionately online without name calling? there have to be enough contestants that qualify for this show (i used to enjoy) that don’t spew bigoted slurs in social media. what jerks.

  3. says

    Leave him alone! He’s entitled to his opinion.

    A few years ago, I decided to only date straight-acting American-looking guys. Never been happier. No time for losers. Only go for the best!!

  4. duane says

    re: “he won’t last long”

    Why would you think that? Last season’s finalists were three of the most racist people in the house. The second place winner was an old school Archie Bunker-style racist. She said black people were a different species. She used the N-word. And she even went on an angry rant because one of the other HGs had a biracial child who looked like “Puerto Rican dirt.” I’m talking the kind of racism you’d expect to hear from you grandparents. One of this seasons HGs is friends with this woman. So I’m pretty sure CBS did this on purpose.

  5. says


    So the troll with no life once again impersonates me because he doesn’t have the orbs to be himself. Must be Tuesday.

    The man is racist homophobic bigot. Part of me hates that these pigs are given exposure and airtime, the other part thinks it’s great that their ugly bigotries get exposed.
    That said – i’ve never watched an episode of this show, in any of its incarnations. Zero interest in it.

  6. HelloGoodbye says

    Eh, I’ve encountered far more racism in the gay male community. I’m multiethnic and have come across it many, many times.

    One wonders why.

  7. Michael says

    There is no other show I hate more than Big Brother. Every single season they have these beautiful, buff straight people along with the sassy older black woman, the smart Asian female, the tech nerd, the out of shape older father figure and the extremely flamboyant, unattractive, very non-threatening gay guy.

    It’s like “F’you CBS.”

  8. says

    The troll imposter above is NOT me. Get a life Rick!

    I have watched the show and I am somewhat smitten with this guy. Maybe it is the swag or maybe it is something else. I dunno. What I do know is that when I have tried dating a Black or a Mex, it has never worked out. It is better to stay with with normal-acting white queer men and there’s nothing racist about that.

  9. Derrick from Philly says

    A week ago the Towleroad poster CRISPY educated us on a condition that some men (and maybe some women) contract called “SWAMP ASS”.

    And after extensive research on the condition I found that it’s been discovered that SWAMP ASS can travel from a sticky and putrid anus up through the nervous system to the brain. Obviously, Caleb Reynolds is suffering from a severe case of SWAMP ASS of the brain. Very unfortunate.

    Fellow Christians, let us not hate Caleb Reynolds. Let us pray for him.

    @ “…. only date straight-acting American-looking guys.”

    Well, Rick, the “straight-acting” part removes you from consideration, doesn’t it?

  10. FanOfTheBear says

    Yet another character for right-wingers to latch onto while whining about how their free speech is being oppressed by the decent and respectful people.

  11. parkrunner says

    Reality shows thrive on controversy. Jeff Probst, host of Survivor, once said these kind of people were, “money”. They increased viewership and thus created more revenue.

  12. nativo says

    CBS selects these types of people on purpose. Every contestant is personally vetted by network head, Les Moonves. His wife, Julie Chen, hosts Big Brother. You can bet that they do background checks.

    They’ve decided that controversy over race-baiting and anti-gay bigotry attracts viewers. They may be right. It’s the only possible explanation for why the show does so well in the ratings.

  13. bobbyjoe says

    Don’t write CBS. Write their advertisers. The only thing that works is when their advertisers start contacting them (CBS couldn’t give less of a damn about its actual viewers).

    This year, CBS doesn’t have an excuse. After last year’s racist fiasco, they’ve had a year to improve their screening process. But they couldn’t even catch a contestant who Twitters the word “f*g” and calls the president a “monkey”? Yeah, sure thing.

    Reports are that some of BB’s key advertisers had already started to get seriously uncomfortable with last year’s shenanigans (which is why CBS finally buckled and started airing a disclaimer before each episode). So start writing their advertisers now and ask them why BB hasn’t even bothered to catch the above-mentioned blatant racism and homophobia in the screening process.

    Start with KFC, Taco Bell, and Pepsi products. They were key advertisers on BB and presumably will be again. Ask them how they feel about BB once again forcing them to have to respond to associating their product with statements that sound like they come from a member of the Klan. This isn’t after-the-fact– it’s when BB could have easily nipped this in the bud beforehand.

  14. says

    Not surprised. Last year’s Big Brother got big ratings thanks to the publicity surrounding the racist/homophobic comments by some of the house guests, and there was no doubt that the show’s producers weren’t going to dip back into the well for another drink. Anyone with an internet could have Googled this dude and found out about the nasty stuff he’s said, so it’s not like the producers were blind-sided by this.

    From the moment Puck showed up on The Real World 20 years ago, reality TV producers have been seeking out some of the most repellant people on Earth and put them in front of a camera in pursuit of ratings.

  15. duane says

    ^^ Not really. Last year was the first time they bothered to mention the racism on the broadcast version. And even then they misrepresented the amount of racism by pinning everything on one person and by ignoring everything else that was said.

    The main draw of BB is to watch a bunch of shallow, famewhoring idiots make fools of themselves. Most viewers don’t want racism and politics added to the mix because it sucks the fun out what supposed to be frivolous summer entertainment.

  16. Jerry says

    Isn’t this kind of buying into the manufactured outrage that is guaranteed to drive ratings for the show?

    I thought reasonable gays like us were too smart to take the bait, but…

  17. Will says

    I guess they did racism last season, need something new. I guess we’ll see how this goes. If he’s charming they’ll cover it up like they did with Jeff’s remarks. If he’s unlikeable they’ll make a storyline out of it. How it goes with this show.

  18. says

    Why is it that it’s always these God fearing Xtians who are supposed to be about loving their neighbor that end up being the biggest bigots? If that’s the kind of people your religion attracts there might be something wrong with it.

  19. UFFDA says

    Little Kiwi’s nemesis has truly arrived and boy does he have it coming. It’s in his own name, it mocks him perfectly, it even responds as if it’s the real him responding, and then it mocks him again. It’s hilarious. He has been nullified so impeccably that it amounts to the shape of an exquisite film about an extremely clever real life ass who can only be nullified, and is, by a diabolical mimic.

  20. Liam says

    I have watched every episode of this show since it first aired in 2000. It has its ups and downs and terrible casting problems. But I love watching these people who are stuck together for a summer in a house with no distractions like TV or books or computers interact with each other and come apart at the seams. Usually the good guys triumph but occasionally a real villian wins. I admit I am addicted to this mess. If you don’t like it then don’t watch it. I have written my share of letters and made phone calls about the racism and homophobia on the show.
    Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t.

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