While she did not make as many scandalous comments as her fellow alliance members Aaryn and GinaMarie, Kaitlin Barnaby was by no means innocent when it came to spewing intolerance on this season of Big Brother. At one point the live feeds picked her up saying that gay people were “untrustworthy in a game like this,” and another time she mocked Candice — who is African-American and was getting upset after her bed was flipped over — and said she wanted to see “the black girl come out of you.”
Now that Kaitlin has been evicted from the Big Brother house, the player is having to answer for her behavior. Jessica Shaw and I spoke to Kaitlin this morning on Entertainment Weekly Radio’s TV Recap show (SiriusXM, channel 105) and we asked the contestant what she would say to those who might label her homophobic or a racist for her comments. Here’s how she responded:
“I actually stand up for a lot of gay people and definitely shut down a lot of terms used in that house so I’m not sure where that is coming from. As to the whole racist thing, Candice went around the house all the time saying that she had a white side and a black side and I only meant in the terms that she was getting a little nasty in the way she was speaking to GinaMarie and Aaryn. But I am also not defending Gina Marie and Aaryn in that situation because I know that they made very inappropriate comments and I was never really a part of that.”
When pressed as to why she did not chastise her best friends more after some of the hate speech they were spewing, Kaitlin said, “It’s sort of an awkward and uncomfortable situation for me and I didn’t really know what else to do but then to just laugh it off I guess and blow it off.”
To hear our full interview with Kaitlin, click on the audio player below. (Or you can download it right here.) And to hear all of our weekly exit interviews with the Big Brother cast, tune into Entertainment Weekly Radio on SiriusXM Channel 105.