‘Big Brother’ Controversies Through the Years

Controversies are nothing new for Big Brother.

The show has been criticized for racism and discrimination over the years, making major waves with an incident that occurred in season 15. During the 2013 season, Aaryn Gries referred to Asian people as “squinty-eyed,” called her Black roommate Candice Stewart “Aunt Jemima” and asked her Korean housemate Helen Kim to “go make some rice.”

GinaMarie Zimmerman and Spencer Clawson were also accused of insensitive comments during the season, so much so that host Julie Chen Moonves spoke about it on The Talk.

“I took it personally,” the host said at the time. The really sad part was it took me back to the ’70s when I was growing up in Queens, when I was 7, being bullied … Then I felt ignorant. There are still people who feel that way? Yes, there is.”

Scroll through the gallery below for some of the biggest controversies from the show.