In an effort to thwart a controversy over homophobic comments made by a Big Brother participant, CBS has issued a statement distancing itself from the explosive remarks.
On Tuesday, Jeff Schroeder (pictured), a Big Brother fan favorite who's returned to the show, was heard ranting on the program's 24-hour feed about the sexuality of Professor Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series.
After commenting that Dumbledore "doesn't have any gay tendencies," Schroeder complains, "He's in school with little kids! You don't want to make that guy gay!"
While the comment is not expected to air on the edited version of the show, CBS issued a statement, saying:
"Big Brother is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7 -- and seeing every moment of their lives," according to the CBS statement. "At times, the houseguests make comments, reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone. Any views or opinions expressed in personal commentary by a houseguest appearing on Big Brother, either on any live feed from the house or the broadcast, are those of the individual(s) speaking and do not represent the views or opinions of CBS or the producers of the program."
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