‘Big Brother’ gag angers Mexico

Endemol apologizes for stunt

Australian production company Endemol Southern Star has apologized to Mexico for a “Big Brother” stunt that showed people throwing water balloons at the Mexican flag.

Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department Wednesday sent protest letters to the program and the Australian government, saying the country’s flag had been desecrated on the show that aired June 15.

Endemol Southern Star managing director Kris Noble sent a letter of apology to the Mexican Embassy in Australia on Thursday, saying, “The segment was intended as a lighthearted tribute to Mexico and its vibrant cultural heritage.”

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