Its no secret that Big Brother has been forced to make controversial decisions in the past, but none of those even seem half as disgusting as allowing someone to repeatedly sexually harass other housemates. Unfortunately for the remaining Big Brother contestants, CBS they have been subjected to repeated incidents sexual harassment involving JC Mounduix.
Mounduix, who is playing the role of a Dr Evil style puppet master this season, was seen on live feeds refusing to leave Tyler Crispen’s bed and later was caught kissing and caressing him while he slept. As if that wasn’t already disgusting enough, especially since Tyler told JC repeatedly to get out of his bed, he was discovered a day or so later watching Hayleigh Boucher go to the bathroom.
Hayleigh repeatedly asked producers to step in and Mounduix ended up tying a rope to the door to make sure she couldn’t close it. Despite these two acts, Mounduix is still in the game and the reason seems to be that no one says they felt sexually harassed. The problem with that statement though is that it seems to be based more on strategy then only safety in The Big Brother house.
With that being said, Twitter went into an uproar before CBS and Big Brother even announced the decision not to punish Moundouix and are even angrier now that he has been let off the hook with another warning. Not only is a complete double standard in the day and age of The Me too movement, it is also a very unsafe situation for anyone forced to deal with his antics.
CBS and Big Brother released the following statement regarding the incident.
“The expression of viewer concerns regarding JC Mounduix’s behavior was reviewed immediately,” the statement read. “All video was examined in its entirety. We spoke with all three of the house guests separately in detail about the incidents. Tyler and Hayleigh explained to producers that they in no way felt threatened, unsafe or sexually harassed. If there was any indication from our Houseguests of sexual misconduct, we and CBS would have taken immediate action. The safety and security of our house guests is and will continue to be our top priority.”
Interestingly enough, the safety and security of house guests seems to not be on the top of their list, otherwise JC would likely be kicked off the show for what he has managed to do inside the house so far. In the end, maybe CBS needs to realize that Hayleigh and Tyler’s decision to not claim sexual harassment had more to do with needing him for numbers and less to do about how they really felt regarding the incident.
At least explore the possibility!