Big Brother’ Contestants Call Out Kyle Capener’s Race Comments


Kyle Capener
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Get up! Big Brother contestant Kyle Capener‘s fellow houseguests condemned his comments about race on the CBS reality series.

During the Wednesday August 31 episode Michael BrunerAnd Brittany HoopesThey shared with their houseguests the speculative comments made by TikTok’s 29-year-old influencer about POC contestants in their house.

Earlier in the season, Kyle told the duo he was concerned that an alliance similar to the Cookout — a season 23 alliance comprised of all-Black contestants — might have formed.

“That possibility of those six with that background, I mean, it looks very similar to the Cookout with a very diverse background,” the Utah native said. “They’ve all expressed why they’re in this game. Joseph [Abdin]Television has a greater representation of the Middle East. Indy [Santos], there’s never been a Brazilian contestant or winner … everyone has those strong ‘why’s’ that all coincide.”

In Wednesday’s episode, Michael, 29,And Brittany, 32, had a conversation about the comments with their fellow Leftovers alliance members, Monte Taylor and Taylor Hale. They then gave their blessing and passed the information on Head of Household Matt Turner and Kyle’s showmance partner, Alyssa Snider.

“I understand that it’s a game and he’s presenting it as a strategy, like, within the game context, but for me, this goes beyond the game and, like, I’m not comfortable being a part of it,” Michael told Alyssa, 24, during a conversation captured on the live feeds.

After hearing about her showmance’s comments about race, the Florida native began to have doubts about the relationship. Alyssa revealed to Turner, 23 that she was considering splitting with Kyle before the Thursday September 1 episode.

“We did not end up breaking up. I just said that I need time, and I will give it. [him] an answer before Thursday, but I think the answer will be break up,” the marketing representative said.

In a previous conversation with Kyle, Alyssa told him, “I feel like you never fought for me … at the end of the day, like, you would’ve picked yourself over me for sure, and that’s just not somebody that I want to have babies with and imagine my life with.”

Kyle was previously part of the Leftovers alliance with Joseph, 25, Michael Taylor, 27, Brittany and Monte, 27, but he left the group to save Alyssa. Terrance HigginsHead of Household.

Big BrotherHost Julie Chen Moonvesgave Entertainment WeeklyInterview on Tuesday, August 30, with her about the betrayal.

“There’s something about the way Kyle betrayed his alliance that bothers me,” the 52-year-old New York native said. “It came soon after he was wishy-washy about using the POV to save Alyssa when he and Daniel [Durston]He had the right to veto. It felt more like a move to save himself and his longevity in the game than his showmance or girlfriend.”

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