A contestant on the CBS show Big Brother was ejected from the competition after using a racial slur on camera.
Season 25 contestant Luke Valentine used the n-word while casually conversing with fellow contestants.
When he realized it, he covered his mouth and said, "Dude," before addressing nearby contestant Jared Fields, who is Black, telling him, "I'm sorry," while giggling.
The moment transpired during the series' 24-hour live feed, and viewers who noticed quickly posted clips on social media.
You can see the censored segment below.
Big Brother Houseguest Luke Valentine Removed After Using Racial Sluryoutu.be
CBS announced Wednesday that Valentine would be ejected and the situation will be addressed in an upcoming episode of the series.
The network's statement read:
“Luke violated the BIG BROTHER code of conduct and there is zero tolerance in the house for using a racial slur."
“He has been removed from the house. His departure will be addressed in Thursday night’s show.”
Viewers of the clip basically said, "Good riddance," to the contestant.
Many also noted the use of the slur must be a frequent occurrence, given the ease with which it escaped Valentine's mouth.
The series, which first aired in 2000, is no stranger to contestants spouting racist remarks.
The network recently addressed contestants' racist behavior as well as the lack of racial diversity and early elimination of most Black contestants.
In 2020, CBS committed to casting at least 50% people of color each season.
In 2022, Taylor Hale won season 24, making her the first Black woman to win the competition.