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Another Big Brother Controversy – Should Haleigh Be HoH?

Another day, another issue erupting on Twitter about Big Brother 20!


This one comes shortly after the CBS episode aired last night and they showed the DR sessions talking about the HOH competition. One thing said by Kaycee caught the attention of people – including myself – but the way she said it created a bit of doubt.

Kaycee said during her DR segment “This is way harder than it looks, because not only are you spinning, but you at least have to keep one foot on the disc at all times because if you slip and sit on the disc, you’re out of the game”

Now, this is what has people worked up:


Tyler’s two feet are not on the disc.  Disqualification?  That’s hard to say.

This is what the production leak had to say:


Looking back at BB17 version of this competition, Julie didn’t mention anything about feet or butt hitting the platform when she explained the rules. During the next episode when they discussed the comp in the DR, Liz explained the rules further. She said “not only are we spinning around, but we have to keep one foot on the disc at all times. Luckily, we can swap, but one foot has to stay on the disc” (emphasis: mine)

Looking back at the BB18 version, Julie mentions how they may squat but not sit. They didn’t discuss the rules in the DR sessions unless I missed it. I did skip ahead 10 seconds at a time because Natalie’s voice was painful the first time and didn’t want to hear it a second.

So, where does that leave us?  Well, during the HoH competition, Scottie got knocked from his feet and fell to the platform. Seeing as he was sitting on it, he said something along the lines of “is that it?”. Feeds went down a second for production to answer and when they returned, he was walking away. This means they were indeed enforcing rules and that’s why Scottie was eliminated.

Now, here is the tricky part of the rules. The rules are there to prevent a competitor from exploiting them to their advantage. That’s the grey area of this issue because in no way would holding your legs up the way Tyler did be considered an advantage. Plus, in most major sporting events, there is a brief period of time when a team can challenge a play. If play resumes and the team never challenged a play, the game continues whether a call was incorrect or not. This is the way most things are in competitions these days. If play continues and something is overlooked, it typically stands.


This is a pretty good way to describe the situation:

My ruling – I agree with Dick. Tyler should have been eliminated when that happened. However, production missed it and we’re now on Monday afternoon.  They’re not going to erase the last few days because someone missed something during a competition – especially when that rule made it harder on the player breaking the rule.  That’s just another blunder by production to add to the list.



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  1. AIO_7

    *** ….”to their advantage. That’s the grey area of this issue because in no way would holding your legs up the way Tyler did be considered an advantage.”

    Agreed; I’m good with the Tyler victory.

    • ElaineB

      With as slimy, slippery as the rope might have become, his position seems far more dangerous to his game, rather than advantageous. He hung on, the ‘rule enforcers’ missed it….agreed, move on.

  2. HappyHippo

    I don’t think he should have been disqualified. To me it sounds like they are mainly trying to get you not to sit which is a major disadvantage. What Tyler did there is extremely hard and not an advantage imo. It’s crazy what a big deal people are making out of some of the stuff this season. Hay ho got knocked completely off of hers. Seemed like a very fair comp to me

  3. Helen

    Was it an unfair advantage prior to the first hacker comp when Haleigh told Faisal DR was giving her hints about comp and asking what her strengths were?
    Was it an unfair advantage that Julie Chen told bayleigh about L6 and who voted her to stay?
    Was it an unfair advantage that jury members were not sequestered prior to battleback and allowed to compare notes?
    Get over it Twitter “hive” fans…Hayleigh fell..Tyler did not…

  4. AIO_7

    I must have totally missed this season; I don’t recognize any of them.


  5. ladycobra

    If the rule was broken then the house guest did not realize it was illegal to hang onto the rope with no feet on the disc because they were telling JC that he should have climbed up the rope and hung on. They even joked with him that he should have climbed all the way up and hung onto the bar above the rope.

  6. Sassy

    If the rule was to keep at least one foot on the disc, Ty “should have” been disqualified. I agree what he did makes it harder but still against the rules. When I heard KC say that, I took it to mean that if you didn’t keep your feet on the disc it made it easier to slip off not that they HAD to be on the disc. I agree with Dick, he probably should have been disqualified, but he wasn’t, so it’s time to move on. This would be a COMPLETELY different week had Hay won. I also understand we don’t get all the rules and that’s why we do so much speculating. Time to move on to the next Twitter frenzy.

  7. Ann

    Hay’s ass fell off & splattered like a bug on a windshield while Ty was still hanging on. Ty won & they need to just let it go.
    I want to fling JC’s little ass like a booger. I can’t stand him & it pisses me off how he watches Angela to see if she’s in her bed or up stairs with Ty. It’s going to be so nice to see his ass squirming when he goes otb.

  8. AIO_7

    Feeds are back: not sure if veto used.

  9. stillstanding

    tyler should have been eliminated if in fact that was the rule.. that’s the part that’s not clear even based on kc’s remarks “…you at least have to keep one foot on the disc at all times because if you slip and sit on the disc, you’re out of the game” does that mean you’re disqualified or that u r just likely to slip and sit like kc said? unclear. i dont think they are gonna go back and change it, tho i would love it, just for a little ciaos.. i’m starting to get a little bored.

    • ladycobra

      I’m getting a little bored with both Angela and Tyler. Tyler is losing focus and to cocky to see that what others are saying about their showmance is going to affect his game. He may very well find himself walking out the door in the next couple of weeks. Would not be hard for someone to rally the troops especially if they see their final 2 with Tyler in jeopardy and Anglea (being so disliked by the jury) a far better option for a F2

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    Am I the only one that’s bothered by the fact that Kaycee puked several times and someone more.than likely landed in it when they fell off?

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  12. GoodGame

    Tyler landed right where KC blew chunks!
    He was covered in her barf I am sure.

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