Nick Maccarone was embroiled in the controversy during “Big Brother” Season 21
The 21st season of Big Brother was controversial due to the racist and misogynistic remarks made by the guests. He has arguably received the most negative reactions since the show’s 15th season, which featured extremely racist remarks. The controversy in Big Brother Season 21 began with Jackson Michie’s almost immediate targeting of David Alexander. While Michie and Jack Matthews were the two guests who received the most negative reactions, Maccarone also received a decent amount. He was already receiving negative reactions for the way he treated the women of the house, mainly his first showmance partner, Isabella Wang. His relationship with Tommy Braco, which apparently included overtly sexual advances, also sparked controversy.
However, the comments and actions for which he was criticized the most revolved around Kemi Fakunle. After Christie Murphy called Fakunle a “fucking liar,” Maccarone added, “Can we get her out of this game already? In fact, I’m about to spit on her, honest with God, dead like disrespecting her. I could literally bang a loogie and f ***** g spit right between his eyes. She’s a piece of crap. Maccarone has been heavily criticized by fans, as has the rest of the Gr8ful Alliance for their behavior towards their fellow guests.
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The texts leaked over the weekend
Over the weekend, an SMS thread leaked via the @GamerVev Twitter account in which several of the Gr8ful alliance guests were talking to each other. Those confirmed in the thread are Nick Maccarone, Jack Matthews, Kathryn Dunn, Holly Allen, Jackson Michie, Christie Murphy, Analyze “Sis” Talavera and Jessica Milagros. Dunn and Milagros were the first to confirm the messages were real, denying that they were part of the dialogue.
In the alleged posts, Allen says they should have a reunion at his family’s ranch and do activities such as horseback riding and shooting. Maccarone says he is “down”. Referring to Matthews, he says he will come back “come and shoot something and it will be black » and that there would be an “uproar”.
Although Dunn calls Maccarone, saying, “Wow… nick, don’t do it,” he said, “I didn’t mean on purpose, I meant people would do this. Matthews then feeds it in, saying, “I’m going to turn the gun sideways !!!” KILLSHOT. “
Maccarone apologizes on social media after thread leaked with racist posts
In a social media post, Maccarone apologized for the leaked text messages. “First I want to say I’m sorry,” he said. “I understand how and why my words were hurtful. Any implication of violence against blacks – in any capacity – is inappropriate and must be questioned. 8 months ago (at the time of the group chat), I was not aware of the deep systemic injustices and microaggressions [sic] towards blacks what is known is white privilege in action. I am still not fully aware. But I have grown a lot since then. I work every day to be more aware of what is going on in the world and to help bring attention to issues of social injustice as well as other issues that are important to me. I take full responsibility for everything I have said. I am truly and deeply sorry that I have hurt anyone with my works.
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Despite reference to the shooting in the posts, Maccarone said that was not what he was suggesting. “I was not suggesting that anyone shoot anyone,” he continued. “I didn’t make the connection between the conversation and the implications of violence against blacks, and I agree that it’s an absolute privilege to be able to look beyond that. I don’t think violence against blacks is funny. I have never. I never will. ”
Matthews, the other person who made the racist statements in the group chat, has yet to make a public statement or apologize for what he said. Dunn and Milagros apologized for being in the chat and for not saying anything on either Saturday night or Sunday morning.
By the end of Sunday, Bracco also issued an apology, while Murphy claimed he had not seen the conversation. Someone said that Talavera said she no longer associated with the people in the group, calling them “very mean”.