Spencer Clawson is the latest Big Brother 15 cast member to face the real world fallout from racist and homophobic slurs made on the show’s live feeds.
Union Pacific railroad, which employs him as a conductor, says:
“The values represented by Spencer Clawson’s comments during the Big Brother show do not at all align with Union Pacific’s values.”
“Mr. Clawson is on unpaid leave of absence while participating on Big Brother. Union Pacific does not condone his comments.”
It seems unlikely that he’ll be paid by them again after this.
Clawson was recently seen/heard on Big Brother cameras calling a gay houseguest “Kermit the F**” … and praising Adolf Hitler as a “gifted speaker.”
UP continued its statement by saying that it is currently “acting in accordance with Collective Bargaining Agreement terms regarding Mr. Clawson.”
Basically, they’re exploring their options regarding his termination.
A group of cast members on BB15 have been under scrutiny since being overheard bashing fellow contestants on the live, uncensored, online feeds.
CBS edits the thrice-weekly broadcasts, but the feeds are as-is.
Clawson isn’t alone in this predicament. GinaMarie Zimmerman and Aaryn Gries have already lost their day jobs due to racist comments they made on the show.