Before the live eviction the Big brother, On Thursday night, CBS aired a meeting between the guests to openly discuss guest Kyle Capener’s allegations of unconscious bias and racism.
In case you missed it, until this week Kyle speculated that the people of color in the house had formed a secret alliance, similar to the famous Cookout alliance made up of all the black guests last season, and had therefore attempted to form an alliance of all non-POC members of the house to go against them. This, along with other comments, has made #KKKyle a trending hashtag over the past two weeks.
This week, with his best friend on the eviction block and fearful that he might be named replacement candidate, Michael Bruner decided to bring up everything Kyle said to the remaining black guests – Taylor Hale, Monte Taylor and Terrence Higgins – which ultimately led to Thursday’s emotional episode.
To be fair, after hearing the reports going around the house, Kyle immediately sat down with Monte and Terrence to have a serious discussion about where he was from, took responsibility for what he said, and admitted that he had made a mistake. Kyle also acknowledged that he “needs to examine the main reason why it was even a thought or a concept” in his mind.
In the end, the guests decided to call a house meeting to have an open conversation with everyone, during which Kyle admitted that he realized he had unconscious biases.
“You know guys, I’m kind of naive. I lived in a bubble. I’ve never been to a bar. I don’t have these life experiences. I have these unconscious biases, which I recognize now,” Kyle explained.
While Terrence expressed his opinion that what Kyle did was very wrong, he also pointed out that Michael and Brittany chose to withhold this sensitive information until it was useful for their game. Monte agreed stating, “If Kyle was saying these things two weeks ago, it kinda hurts to know that, like, it wasn’t shared at the time. That part doesn’t sit well with me.”
“I’d rather jeopardize my game here right now because nobody’s winning in this situation. Literally, nobody in this room is winning. I’m so sorry,” Brittany said.
Ultimately, Taylor told Kyle, “You know, Kyle, I’m not going to hate you as a person or paint you as an intentional villain, racist, etc., et cetera. One thing I will say, c is that as a black woman in this world, I don’t have the chance or the opportunity, the privilege, if you will, to sit down and go through these things. I want you to understand that I can love and accept you as a person, but we can also hold you responsible for unconscious things that have happened.”
While the conversation was awkward, Monte pointed out that, game aside, this was a time for them to learn and grow together. Taylor added: “The tough conversations happen. The ugliness comes out, but what happens after is what matters. And I love you, and I’m sure you’re determined to grow. The only consequence I want How you feel about it, personally, would be kicking out of the house, but if that’s the worst consequence of your life, then that’s it.
Kyle appreciated his fellow guests’ understanding as he apologized and shared, “I appreciate your kindness, love and understanding that, for example, I’m an imperfect person trying to improve myself, and that’s what I hope to do… I understand where my game is right now. I’m going home this week. I’ve made a lot of mistakes in the last 50 days. I hope to take advantage of the next few days to improve myself a bit, and the only way to do that is if I have people who can help me do that, and I’m sorry… I have a lot of work and growth to do in as a person, which I am accepting.” And with that, the meeting was adjourned.
However, the week hasn’t been any easier for Kyle as his showmance Alyssa Snider eventually broke up with him due to the fact that he was “not someone I want to have babies with and someone I want to have babies with. imagine my life, and I just feel like I deserve a little better than that.”
Although Kyle’s other guests forgive him for his mistakes, Big brother fans weren’t as sympathetic as they did on Twitter to make it clear where they or they stood.
Ultimately, Kyle was put on the block and kicked out Thursday night, and during his exit interview with host Julie Chen-Moonves, Kyle said, looking back, that he now sees what he did harm.
“As terrible as that might sound, at the time, it didn’t click in my mind, and after thinking back to the multiple conversations with Michael and Brittany and the multiple conversations, you know, this week, I now realize how point it was terrible and I should have known that from the start. I apologize to everyone watching and everyone in the house,” Kyle said.
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