Former Big Brother USA contestant Kaitlin Barnaby has insisted that she isn’t racist and that she stands up for gay people.
Barnaby was picked up saying that gay people were “untrustworthy in a game like this”, on the show’s 24/7 online live feed, while also mocking fellow housemate Candice Stewart, saying she wanted to see “the black girl come out of you”.
During an interview on Entertainment Weekly’s radio show, the former housemate responded to the negative comments about her behaviour, saying “I actually stand up for a lot of gay people and definitely shut down a lot of terms used in that house so I’m not sure where that is coming from.”
The contestant also added, “As for the whole racist thing, Candice went around the house all the time saying that she had a white side and a black side and I only meant in the terms that she was getting a little nasty in the way she was speaking to GinaMarie and Aaryn. But I am also not defending GinaMarie and Aaryn in that situation because I know that they made very inappropriate comments and I was never really a part of that.”
When asked why she didn’t challenge the views expressed in the house, she said, “It’s sort of an awkward and uncomfortable situation for me and I didn’t really know what else to do but then to just laugh it off I guess and blow it off.”