A petition for Memphis Garrett to be removed from the CBS Big Brother All Stars house has picked up steam after he was heard using the N-word against black housemate David Alexander in the show’s live feeds. In tweets posted on the petition, fans allege that Garrett has also been physically intimidating/assaulting Alexander. Garrett has also been recorded referring to black people as “coons.”
In clips on the live feed, fans believe Memphis said “dude, David’s a n***er” in a conversation with housemate Cody Calafiore.
Write the petitioners: “If left unchecked, we could be witnessing real life harm from a privileged white asshole upon a black man who is ALONE in the house, after almost all the other people of color have been evicted / threatened. THIS IS NOT OKAY!!!”
TMZ adds: “This isn’t the first major controversy of this ‘All-Star’ season of the popular CBS reality show. Just last week, Memphis — along with houseguests Christmas Abbott, Dani Briones and Nicole Franzel — were caught mocking fellow houseguest Ian Terry over his autism. Of course, bullying and bigotry have been causes for controversy many times on “Big Brother” … the show has dealt with multiple racist and misogynist issues over the years.”