Big Brother contestant Luke Valentine launched the show after using an N-word

Big Brother contestant Luke Valentine was banned from the reality show after using the N-word in a recent live feed.

Valentine, 30, said the insult in a streaming video for the CBS series, available on the Paramount+ website.

“Luke has violated BIG BROTHER’s code of conduct and there is zero tolerance in the house for the use of a racial slur,” the broadcaster and series producers said in a statement to The Post. “He was removed from the house. His departure will be discussed on Thursday night’s show.”

The incident was recorded in a Tiktok clip and showed the Florida resident talking to his roommates Jared Fields, Cory Wurtenberger and Hisam Goueli.

“We’re in the G’s room, n–r!” he said before apparently realizing what he was saying and covering his hand with his mouth.

Valentine – who is white – quickly apologized and said, “I’m sorry.”

Fields, an African American, responded by claiming the phrase could make white people more anxious than others of a different race.

“I don’t care at all,” Fields said. “Yeah right, I should have made you feel uncomfortable real quick like, ‘Wow bro, what are you saying?'”

“I should have been lying face down on the floor with you standing over me or something,” Valentine replied. “Well, I’m in trouble now. I’ve been in worse trouble.”

Fans were quick to react, taking to social media to express their displeasure and call for his downfall.

“Big brother, don’t play with me, I want Luke out of there NOW” someone asked of X, the platform officially known as Twitter.

Another person wrote: “Luke should have been summoned to the journal room immediately and held there until they took him out of the game. There should be no question whether or not Big Brother tolerates hate speech, but they continue to fail where action should be #BB25.”

“Luke made a mistake! This is not part of his everyday vocabulary and colloquialism!! Big Brother needs to remove someone who uses insults so casually. He said “My bad” because he slipped and he knows it’s wrong, but he chooses to use it depending on who he’s with,” said one viewer called.

“It’s actually embarrassing to be a Big Brother fan as there’s at least one racial controversy every year and the producers never care enough to do anything about it,” another weighed in.

Luke Valentine is a 30 year old illustrator from Florida.
Luke Valentine is a 30 year old illustrator from Florida.
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This isn’t the first time the reality show has seen a player use a racial slur.

Big Brother: All-Stars contestant Memphis Garrett has been accused of using the N-word to refer to fellow TV star David Alexander in 2020.

After the episode aired, CBS officials told the Post that hate speech was not condoned.

“The producers listened to the scene with enhanced audio,” they said. “Following a thorough investigation, it was determined that no racial epithet was said or uttered. Hate speech will not be tolerated and those violating the policy will be removed from the Big Brother’s home.”

Caroline Bleakley

Caroline Bleakley is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Caroline Bleakley joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Caroline Bleakley by emailing

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