Big Brother’s Kyle Capener Addresses Racial Comments After Eviction

“This week has been very tough, but also very amazing with interacting with the individuals in the house. I’ve chatted with each one individually, and they’ve shared their experiences, their support for me, their love and compassion for someone in my situation. I’m forever grateful for that,” Kyle exclusively tells Us Weekly. “As far as leaving the game, the responsibility then falls on me to continue to have those conversations, to continue to learn and grow and continue to find resources that can help me understand these types of situations more fully.”

Kyle made the comments in conversation with Michael Bruner Brittany HoopesIt seemed that all white contestants should stick together. “That possibility of those six with that background, I mean, it looks very similar to the Cookout with a very diverse background,” the TikToker said at the time. “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 an effort to save his showmance partner, Kyle had previously thrown Joseph, another member of the alliance, under a bus. Alyssa Snider, another move that didn’t sit well with houseguests.

Big Brother’s Kyle Capener Addresses Racial Comments

Terrance Higgins and Kyle Capener.

“Exposing the alliance weighed very heavily on me — and I don’t think I would have if I didn’t feel that I was near the bottom of the seven going into Dyre Fest,” he tells Use. “Unfortunately, I knew going into Dyre Fest, it was either me or Joseph going home that week. We had played a similar game at the time and had similar cards to play. I knew that Joseph would be playing catch-up if I played them first. So I was in survival mode. I shared this information and just went with it. And it also helped that I could then wipe the slate clean with Alyssa and tell her everything and kind of come clean in that regard.”

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