Controversial evicted Big Brother 11 contestant, Chima Simone breaks her silence again. In an Hollyscoop.com exclusive, the 33 year old freelance journalist addresses some of her more “colorful” remarks made on the live feeds and on the air. During one of her many heated exchanges with Lebanese-American houseguest, Russell Kairouz, Chima called Russell a “terrorist for terrorizing everybody in the house”. Russell then retaliated by calling Chima “the true racist”. This was in response to Chima’s attack on Braden, during this season’s first live eviction. She referred to her fellow nominee for eviction as a racist, homophobe and misogynist and threatened that anyone who voted for him to stay would be an advocate for his beliefs.
Throughout this season, Simone has never been afraid to speak her mind which included harsh words regarding the September 11 terrorist attacks, as reported by fans during the live feeds. In her “apology” she reaches out to those of Middle-Eastern descent who were offended by her words. She claims that as a woman of color who has experienced racism first hand that she would never knowingly inflict that same pain unto others. Though she apologizes to offended viewers, she doesn’t extend the same apology to Russell. You’ll have to read the entire letter to see exactly where she stands.
You’re probably asking yourself how Hollyscoop.com snagged the exclusive. IMHO she issued the exclusive letter to Hollyscoop.com in no doubt to maintain a relationship with the entertainment site. As a freelance journalist, she covered red-carpet events and appeared on videos for the celebrity gossip site. With her image tarnished and the possibility of a lawsuit from CBS forthcoming, she has to make sure she keeps all lines of potential revenue open and make sure doesn’t burn any more bridges.
Upon recently leaving the Big Brother show this season I have been privy to many judgments and criticisms made of every aspect of my being ranging from things as trivial as my appearance to more egregious comments referring to me as a racist.
As a woman of color, I have experienced racism first hand. I know what it is to be discriminated against so I would never want to inflict that pain onto someone else. I will, however, always stand up for myself. Many of you perceive my resolute candor objectionable, but I have always been outspoken and will remain so. I will never apologize for my looks, personality, or straightforwardness.
Nonetheless, I am particularly sorry that my words disparaged the regard and respect that should be shown to all cultures, especially the Middle Eastern community in this time of great turmoil within our nations. In describing Russell’s abusive, bullying, and threatening actions towards me and other houseguests, I referred to him as a terrorist. I used a phrase that was insensitive given his Middle Eastern descent and I apologize to all who are justifiably offended with my use of that racially charged term.
My sentiments concerning his behavior, however, remain intact. I do not agree with his antagonistic rampages throughout the house. Russell constantly demoralized many of us on a consistent basis and his conduct was alarming, daunting, and terrifying.
Fortunately, for me, I do not have to be subjected to those tirades anymore. I am going on with my life in the real world. I wish the remaining BB housemates the best of luck!
All this drama and controversy has translated to huge ratings for Big Brother this season. The veteran reality series is experiencing record-breaking numbers not seen since Big Brother 8. In light of Chima’s eviction this week, the planned double eviction on Thursday’s live episode has been altered. Rather than have two evictions, the live episode will feature a live POV competition followed by the POV ceremony. Once all the nominees have been set, live voting will occur with a live HOH competition completing the hour. Expect the unexpected.