Wio News: Luke Valentine, a contestant on the 25th season of Big Brother, has been removed from the reality TV show for using a racial slur (N-word) in Tuesday’s episode. Following a massive uproar online over the incident, the CBS network issued a statement assuring Luke’s removal with immediate effect emphasising its “zero-tolerance policy” regarding racism. The network said, “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.” Here’s everything you need to know about Luke and exactly what he said that led to his exit.
Who is Luke Valentine?
Luke Valentine is a 30-year-old illustrator from Florida, United States, making him one of the older houseguests on the show. He creates a webcomic called Spaltterbrain and has a huge following online as an artist, where he is responsible for all the content and branding. Luke entered the show describing himself as an “airhead” and a “starving artist,” with all confidence in winning the game. A video clip was shared on Instagram on August 5 with him saying, “I know I’m going to win ‘Big Brother’ because I got the hunger to win at all costs.”
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