“Big Brother” contestant Spencer Clawson’s employer Union Pacific is speaking out after Spencer’s derogatory statements were caught on camera and distancing themselves from him.
Spencer was one of the contestants who were caught on the “Big Brother” 24-hour live feed making a series of comments. Spencer had anti-gay comments and spoke highly of Hitler.
Union Pacific said it does not condone his comments.
“The values represented by Spencer Clawson’s comments during the ‘Big Brother’ show do not at all align with Union Pacific’s values,” the company said in a statement. “Mr. Clawson is on unpaid leave of absence while participating on Big Brother. Union Pacific does not condone his comments. Union Pacific is acting in accordance with Collective Bargaining Agreement terms regarding Mr. Clawson.”
The “Big Brother” racism controversy has resulted in several contestants losing their jobs. GinaMarie Zimmerman was fired from East Coast USA Pageant, Inc. after making racist comments. Aaryn Gries was dropped from her modeling agency, Zephyr Talent, after making bigoted comments caught on camera.
CBS has yet to air any of the comments on TV. They seem to be filtering and editing such comments trying to avoid some future headaches most likely.
“‘Big Brother’ is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7 — and seeing every moment of their lives. At times, the Houseguests reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone,” the network said in a statement.