Big Brother Rumor Central: BB8 Bullies v Bullied?

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Saturday, June 2, 2007

BB8 Bullies v Bullied?

This tip from our myspace friend, Tammy. Her source: TVgrapevine

It appears possible that CBS and Big Brother 8 are going to fly in the face of wisdom by glorifying school bullies.

It has been reported to this humble reporter on at least 3 occasions from 3 different people, reporting from two different sources that Big Brother 8 is being cast and produced to pit past high school bullies against those they bullied while in school.

Now before we all go jumping off bridges, let's assume the possibilities.

The first possibility is, there is absolutely no truth to the rumors and it is just some sore head spreading rumors because he or she didn't make the cut to be on Big Brother 8.

The second possibility is, it is the truth or close enough to the truth that it is reportable. It is reportable because regardless of how foolish this reporter may look if it isn't the truth, the motive for reporting it is pure.

The motive for reporting something this repugnant should be obvious. All 50 states of the United States of America and all 10 provinces plus the territories of Canada have invoked strong anti bullying policies in their school systems. In some states and provinces laws have been past to severely punish bullies.

We need not look to far back in time to understand the results of bullying in our schools. The result was dead bodies, dead bodies of children, dead bodies young teen adults and dead bodies of teachers.

If CBS has chosen to all allow Big Brother 8 to go down this path, shame on CBS. I would go even further and say, how dare CBS and Big Brother in any way shape or form glorify bullying.

I would be looking for the excuse "We aren't glorifying bullying, it is simply a study in how the relationship between bully and bullied can change." Absolute poppycock is what I say, CBS and Big Brother are not in business to do studies, they are in the business of getting good ratings and selling product.

Just a word of advise to the V.P. in charge of nontraditional programming for CBS. When you want a clean barn, you don't sweep out half the barn and expect it to be clean, you sweep out the entire barn. It is obvious that the problem with Big Brother is a lack of creativity. You only regain that creativity after several years of bad ratings by bringing in new people with fresh ideas and a different perspective to casting.

Big Brother has degenerated to two poles, bad VS good, Kewl VS Nerd, the diversity of the show has disintergrated and along with it so has the ratings. To go the Bully VS Bullied route is just more of the same old same old and in most organizations that is a firing offense.

To close this piece off I am going to assume and hope that this entire idea of using past high school bullies on Big Brother 8 is nothing more than rumor and I am going to be real happy when I find out just how wrong the rumors were. On the other hand if this turns out to be the truth in any way, shape or form, I expect all you wonderful fans and responsible citizens to rebel against the glorification of bullying by putting these kind of people on Big Brother by writing CBS, writing their sponsors and switching to another channel.

Let all our BB friends know about this. I hope its not true....


  • At June 3, 2007 at 5:02 AM , Anonymous Jessica said...

    I really hope this isn't true.

    I've actually been impressed with BB the past few seasons, in finding ways to keep the show interesting, and add new twists. Loved the twin swapping season. Nikomis and Cowboy was an interesting plot. And I really thought last season was the best of all...fantastic cast.

    Bullies v. bullied really is repugnant. I was uncomfortable with the season that reuinited the ex's, for similar reasons. I really hope BB* has something more clever and less offensive in store. Otherwise, I might not tune in. Can't they just have Will come back every season??? :)

  • At June 3, 2007 at 6:17 AM , Blogger Carolyn said...

    hehehehe! i love your idea - 'can't they just have Will come back every season.' Sounds like a plan! Unfortunately, I think Will would rather have a root canal without anesthesia.

  • At June 3, 2007 at 9:48 AM , Anonymous Cappy said...

    If Big Brother does a twist with Bullies, I will not watch. I think its time for new people behind the scenes. Get rid of Alison and Robyn, and get someone in there who knows how to get better
    ratings for Big Brother. The ratings have sucked
    the last 3 years. What is that telling us ? Sure
    BB has their regular fans, but they are losing people every year. They don't even come close to ratings compared to Survivor and The Amazing Race.
    If they do the show with Bullies, I hope the show
    TANKS and it is pulled off the air.

  • At June 3, 2007 at 11:43 AM , Blogger Carolyn said...

    Seems everyone's feeling quite negative about the bully idea. When I first heard it, my thought process was quite different... Usually, highschool bullies turn into great big nothings, and the geeks become Bill Gates.

    Geeks rule.

    THAT was my take on this, and I'm reasonably certain that if this rumor is true, that is what they meant to capitalize on. Take your namesake, for example, kinda a bully in the house, and drummed out pretty darn quick.

    Remember, people do grow and change after highschool... and those who were bullied learn a lot more than those who were doing the bullying. ;)

    If this is true, there's another reason as well: BB-UK was almost cancelled due to bigotry and bullying last season, and they've officially instituted a "no bullying" policy for this year. This seems rather a knee jerk response from the producers to that ruling... Or, it's total hooey, and that's where the rumor stems from completely.

  • At June 3, 2007 at 11:49 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    sigh.. let the hollow bb ultimatums begin: if they do x, i wont watch.. if so-n-so gets voted out, i'm cancelling... blah blah blah.

  • At June 3, 2007 at 5:19 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Um, this isn't high school anymore. The bullies have all likely moved on - if this was true that is - CBS would prob just cast middle school bullies who haven't seen each other in years. It could be interesting, not appalling, if handled right. And who knows, maybe there will be some poignant moment of apology. We'll see. The idea does sound weak, but I am not appalled and will watch no matter what!!

  • At June 3, 2007 at 5:33 PM , Blogger Carolyn said...

    amen, anonymous person above me.

  • At June 6, 2007 at 11:36 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I personally think its a great idea. It was highschool drama guys. Real life is more complex then highschool. I think at some point we all were bullied. It makes you for who you are besides wouldn't you like to see how better your life is compared to the bully? ;)

  • At June 14, 2007 at 6:24 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I read on another blog somewhere that a girl named Star from the roller derby team in Philly might be on the show. I wonder if this plays into the whole "bullying" concept? I don't think they should even go that route. I couldn't agree more with the original post. NERDS RULE! Bullies don't get very far in the real world.

  • At July 3, 2007 at 10:41 AM , Blogger Sidney said...

    How long have ya'll been BB fans?? "Bullying" has been a part of BB since season 1.. Besides CBS wont EVER and HAS NEVER let it get out of hand.(At least not to serious..)


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