The "Big Brother" All Stars Think This Week's Veto Competition Was Sexist

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From Oprah Magazine

  • Last week during the first eviction of Big Brother All Stars, Keesha was the first to be evicted, and what followed was Memphis winning HOH.

  • Thanks to live feeds, we already know who the restauranteur nominated, and the results of the veto, but houseguests voiced that they felt the comp was sexist.

  • Below, we get into all the details, and spoilers ahead.

When it comes to Big Brother 22, if you don't mind spoilers and love to know what to expect come the weekly shows, live feeds are the way to go. And the latest bit of information we learned over the weekend has us eagerly awaiting Wednesday's episode.

As you may (or may not) know by now, Memphis won HOH last week and nominated David and Nicole A. for eviction. Christmas then won the Safety Suite and chose Ian as her VIP. And on Saturday the two nominees and HOH—in addition to Nicole F, Tyler, and Ian—participated in the Power of Veto competition in order to determine who ultimately sits on the block come Thursday's live eviction episode. So who got it? It turns out Memphis is the source of power during week 2, as he earned the coveted Veto on top of being HOH. (And Ian got a delightful alien punishment).

But what had a few All Stars talking was the Veto comp itself, which according to them, seemed unfair and geared towards the strengths of the male players rather than the female. And while we couldn't watch it ourselves on live feeds, from what cast members vaguely described, it seems players were tasked with holding something significantly heavy. Dani allegedly said the comp was "tailored for a man," while David told Nicole A. that with its setup "there was no way" she could have won. Nicole F also comforted Nicole A by saying the event should have based on individual weight.

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Now, we can't make a judgement for ourselves until Wednesday's Veto episode when we can actually see the competition, but this isn't the first time this season that people thought a BB comp was sexist. During the live move-in premiere, the first leg of the HOH competition consisted of a moving board, where players had to navigate a ball through a maze of the BB house.

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The groups were separated by men and women, and it wasn't lost on viewers that the female All Stars in both groups had the more difficult puzzle, while the guys' was significantly easier.

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We're assuming that both of these instances were not intentional. Rather, they were likely an unfortunate oversight on the part of the show's production team. But, we definitely do not want to see this issue pop up a third time.

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