It was a very exciting and historic night in multiple ways during Big Brother's live show Thursday, starting with the eviction of Claire Rehfuss, the last remaining white houseguest. Claire's exit meant that, for the first time in the history of Big Brother, the top seven houseguests were all people of color. However, it didn't stop there.
Thanks to Thursday's episode being a double eviction night, the season's longest-standing alliance, "The Cookout," comprising all the Black contestants this season and together since day one, managed to evict the only remaining non-Cookout houseguest, Alyssa Lopez, leaving their alliance completely intact and accounting for the final six houseguests.
Aside from none of the Black contestants being evicted the entire season, with the final six contestants being Black ensures that Big Brother will have its first-ever Black winner. It only took 21 years and 23 seasons to make it happen.
This is a huge deal for CBS's long-running reality show, which is notorious for facing race-related controversy every season. In years past, the show has failed to cast a balanced and diverse group of contestants, and minorities have historically been among the first houseguests to be evicted.
However, after CBS vowed in November 2020 to cast its unscripted reality shows with at least 50 percent BIPOC contestants, Big Brother saw the most diverse cast ever.
Twitter was celebrating Thursday night, with the entire fandom declaring The Cookout the best alliance in BB history, while also recognizing the milestone achievement that Big Brother U.S. now has an entirely Black house for the first time in 21 years.
THERE WE HAVE IT, YOU GUYS!!!!!
THE FINAL 6 WILL BE THE COOKOUT.
Their entire alliance has made it to the F6.
We're about to see Big Brother US with an entirely Black house for the first time in 21 years.
This is legitimately HISTORIC!
I'm so proud of them! #BB23
— ✨ 𝐓𝐄𝐀𝐌 𝐍𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐇 ✨ (@BBTeamNorth) September 10, 2021
— bb enjoyer (derogatory) (@delsreality) September 10, 2021
— BBAU Returns (@BBAUReturns) September 10, 2021
— m | COOKOUT F6 (@sssmmcc) September 10, 2021
The Cookout really got every last person out the door without anyone figuring it out. #bb23
— Tooms (@ToomsBB_) September 10, 2021
— Ty (@tyygaryen) September 10, 2021
— Peridiam (@BillyGiese) September 10, 2021
— Mel ✨ (@melbrown000) September 10, 2021
even with this clip, the people who call this season racist will never understand the true goal of the cookout. it wasn’t to evict white people just because they’re white… it was to make history & guarantee themselves a black winner. #BB23 pic.twitter.com/9rH0AjBdRw
— ً (@evctions) September 9, 2021
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