Thursday, August 20, 2009
CHIMA OF "BIG BROTHER" APOLOGIZES?
Released by Reality TV
Chima Simone of Big Brother 11 is speaking out once again. This time she addresses the controversial and very racist remarks she made against Russell Kairouz while in the Big Brother house.
The derogatory remarks, as Chima calls it, included referring to Russell as a “muslim terrorist.” These racists comments were heard on more than one occasion on the Big Brother live feeds. Below is the full statement Chima gave to Hollyscoop, an entertainment blog she has worked for in the past -
“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!”
This is the second statement Chima has issued since leaving the Big Brother house. The first statement stated that she had quit the show, and was not evicted from the house by the producers.
Don’t think I’m buying Chima’s half apology, as she even manages to get some digs in against Russell. The sad thing about Chima is that by this time next week, she will be all but forgotten. The few times she is remembered will be in a very negative light. Her name, likeness, and being is forever ruined due to her own actions, and pathetic sense of entitlement.