MF: A lot of people are complaining that the group is racist, that they are voting people out due to the color of their skin, which just simply isn't true. Just like any other alliance that's ever been in every season, it was based on protecting each other. It's protecting and looking out for each other and they've never excluded anybody, even when they had their plus ones who were basically all non-Black, of course, they always work with them. They always they actually truly cared for their plus ones. We never saw any isolation, any bullying. They never harassed any of the non-Black houseguests, which we've seen in previous seasons. We've really seen in previous seasons people be ganged up and bullied. Again, racial slurs being lobbed at them. And the Cookout is nothing of the sort. This is not about oppressing the non-Black people in the house. It's about empowering themselves. And that is honestly the true difference between this alliance and some of the other alliances that we've seen.
And to the OG — if they're really OG fans — they would know that modern Big Brother in itself has forced houseguest to create large groups to protect themselves from the twist. And this same thing has happened for multiple seasons. The only difference is this alliance is Black and there's enough of them to finally be able to give them a fair playing field, because there's more than two of them in the house. In some of the older seasons, a lot of Black players made it further because the gameplay was different because you weren't reliant on large alliances. It's been in the last 12 years that, because you have to get into a large alliance, normally, the large alliance is non-Black. All the houseguests who aren't Black, or mostly not houseguests of color because of how they mesh and having the same backgrounds and stuff like that. And because of that, then you'll see your Black houseguests getting voted out because they can't fit into that group.
So this season was just great because they still didn't come in the house with the majority. There are six of them. They started out with 16 houseguests. There were six Black houseguests and they still had to maneuver their way to get down to being into a majority situation. So that's why it's just amazing to watch. And it really is nothing we've ever seen.