When CBS announced the second-ever “All-Stars” season of “Big Brother,” fans had hoped the unscripted series will brighten up their summer in quarantine.
But new seasons of the long-running show have never come without controversy, most often centering on the lack of representation across its cast and specific houseguests’ use of derogatory speech. And this season, once again, was no exception — especially with beloved “BB” veterans whose hate speech or misbehavior on camera cost them their reputation from years past.
Not every cringeworthy moment made it into the cut-for-broadcast episodes, but thanks to the show’s 24-hour live feed, loyal audiences spotted every game-changing moment.
The 20th summer of “Big Brother” will come to a close on Wednesday, when Cody Calafiore, Nicole Franzel and Enzo Palumbo face off for the $500,000 prize and the title of “All-Stars” winner. Ahead of that finale event and in case you missed it when it happened live, here Variety selects the most controversial moments from the season that the network chose NOT to air.