‘Celebrity Big Brother’ Border Wall Challenge Sparks Controversy
The UK’s Celebrity Big Brother erected some controversy this week by challenging houseguests to build a border wall in order to prevent intruders from getting a green card.
The politically-charged task asked contestants to build the wall in the garden, separating the house in two, then dress up as border patrol agents and stop any intruders.
These intruders included production members dressing up as Donald Trump, Melania Trump, and Queen Elizabeth. Most of the houseguests had fun with the challenge, but not everyone was down to build the wall.
Houseguest Natalie Nunn refused to help build the wall, saying the challenge was “not okay” and “so disgusting for me.” She was particularly grossed out by the fact that the wall featured an image of the American flag.
Many viewers felt the same, and accused the show of making light of a serious issue, given the fact that hundreds of real families were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Do U think the game was crossing the
border line or all in good fun? Watch the segment for yourself (below).
[Image via Channel 5/Youtube.]