Big Brother 15 – Are Bully Tactics Wrong?
It was a pretty quiet overnight, so I’m going to talk about something that was mentioned a lot yesterday during Helen’s pleas to the house. During both begging sessions to Andy and McCrae, Helen brought up how she and Elissa are being portrayed as the ‘good guys’, and they should win because of that.
First off, how would she know that unless her yoga buddy is getting some hints in the DR? Secondly, since when is Big Brother about ‘good guys’ winning? By ‘good’ and ‘bad’ guys, I don’t mean those who are pretty shitty and take personal racist or homophobic attacks.. that’s a different kind of low that nobody likes. The ‘bad’ guys people LIKE to root for are those like Dan, Dr Will, etc. Those are the type of players who will do and say anything inside the house to sneak their way to $500k. Even Ian, the ‘good guy’ winner of BB14, had to have sneaky alliances that lied to people to make it further in the game.
Let me repeat, very few are rooting for Aaryn, Spencer, GinaMarie or Amanda to win, and that’s mostly because of the stupid things that come out of their mouths on a daily basis (especially Spencer and Amanda these days). Amanda was one of the biggest fan favorites earlier in the season until youtube clips started spreading with her dumb comments in them.
Finally, the ironic part of it all is that Helen takes 15 minutes to give this awkward motivational speech about good vs evil, bullies vs non bullies, etc, then she starts bullying people. After both speeches yesterday, Helen used aggressive, threatening ‘bully’ tactics on Andy and McCrae during their conversations. She told McCrae that if he doesn’t vote for her, the entire ‘Brenchal Army’ is going to hate him, and everyone remaining is going to target him. I personally don’t mind that gameplay, but Helen needs to understand that’s the type of strategy she is preaching against.
One more piece of advice for Helen if she ever reads this…. when you’re in a game like Big Brother, and you’re on the block, don’t back people into a corner and give them life lessons they were not asking for. Last night, during the session with McCrae, Helen started bringing in his relationship with Amanda. While what she was saying is true (you never want to marry the wrong person), don’t force advice on people who are not seeking it. That was one of the most uncomfortable conversations I’ve seen in the house this season, and trust me, I’ve seen a lot.
When someone gives you a string of replies that consist of ‘yup’, ‘yup’, ‘right’, ‘yup’… drop it. They’re not interested in what you’re selling.