CBS Responds to Jeff Schroeder's Homophobic Rant on 'Big Brother'

July 14, 2011 03:53:26 GMT

The network explains that Jeff's statement, which criticizes the depiction of Dumbledore in 'Harry Potter' as a gay, does 'not represent the views or opinions of CBS or the producers.'

CBS Responds to Jeff Schroeder's Homophobic Rant on 'Big Brother'
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Before being criticized for a homophobic statement made by Jeff Schroeder during a live feed of "Big Brother", CBS releases a statement to explain that the contestant takes a sole responsible of the comment. The network says, "At times, the houseguests make comments, reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone."

While the homophobic rant is not expected to air in an upcoming telecast, The Eye adds, "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."

Jeff made the statement on Tuesday, July 12 while he and Kalia were talking about "Harry Potter" character Dumbledore, whom author J.K. Rowling has said she always thought of as gay. Apparently shocked by the fact, Jeff said, "He's in school with little kids! You don't want to make that guy gay!"

"I don't think it's the right thing to have a kids' book, and to have the headmaster that's locked away in this magical land, to be gay. That isn't the right kind of writing to do," so said the 33-year-old advertising salesman who thinks it is inappropriate to send kids to a "fantasy camp" run by a gay.

When Kalia defended the idea for writing Dumbledore as a gay, Jeff was getting upset, saying "Don't start with that f***ing s**t! Don't tell me the right answer for f***ing TV!" Kalia then explained that her sister is gay, but Jeff exploded, "I don't give a f*** if your little sister is gay!"

The argument was followed by an awkward silence which was only broken when Brendon asked, "Did anyone watch the C.S. Lewis? The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe?" A video of Jeff's rant has been pulled from YouTube, but still can be seen on TMZ.


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posted by cheertwo on Aug 29, 2011
Jeff should never apologize. He has his right to voice his thoughts as well as gay people have theirs so why make Jeff out to be in the wrong. Thank you Jeff.
posted by bonzia on Aug 29, 2011
i do think Jeff has the right to express his view as well as gay people to have the rights of every human including marriage. Never once did Jeff imply pedofile. He has his narrow view points and what role models for kids should be - so be it.
posted by shay on Jul 27, 2011
Jeff had the courage to say what a lot of others are thinking. He is certainly entitled to his opinion. Like CC said jeff dont allow yourself to be bullied by people.
posted by Joe on Jul 15, 2011
@CC STFU! You are an arrogant pig! Just because someone is gay, does not mean that they are pedophiles! It is not a bad thing if a fictional character is gay or not. There are other tv show/movie characters that are gay. You are just a pathetic person if you think that Dumbledore being gay is a bad thing!
posted by phillip on Jul 14, 2011
posted by Mark on Jul 14, 2011
Wow the hurt. This person has zero IQ - it's like asking a 2 year old about philosophy...
posted by CC on Jul 14, 2011
OOps!!! I meant to type a child's role model.
posted by CC on Jul 14, 2011
Go Jeff!!! I agree with Jeff that it wouldn't be a good thing to make a children's role model a gay person..just don't let the media and the gay and lesbian hate groups make you feel pressured to apologize!!

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