‘Big Brother’ contestant Paloma Aguilar leaves season 24

“Big Brother” Season 24 contestant Paloma Aguilar left the show during Thursday night’s live episode.

“An unexpected turnaround has now changed everything,” said host Julie Chen Moonves at the top of the show. During the episode, Aguilar revealed that she did not sleep at all and struggled with her anxiety. Eventually, she stepped into the diary room, and household head Daniel Durston called everyone to the living room to read a note from the production.

“Due to a personal issue, Paloma will no longer continue in the ‘Big Brother’ game,” he read to the other house guests. “She wanted to pass on that she loves you all and wishes you all the best.”

Chen then told the House that initially, the nominees, Taylor Hale and Terrence Higgins, would have competed against the three “Backstage Pass” holders, and the loser would be sent home. But when Aguilar was one of the “Backstage Pass” holders – and only one house guest was set to go home in week one – Chen announced that no one would go home.

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Since the new season began on CBS on July 6, the cast has been featured on live feeds, targeting contestant Hale and using micro-aggressions in conversations about her.

In a discussion, Durston admitted to Aguilar that he was worried about what it would look like to have “two black people on the block at the end of my week.” Aguilar replied: “We have to put it aside and America has to put it aside … It can be explained afterwards. We have to play this match.”

In return, there was an outcry on social media when both fans and former participants called for a change to take place.

“The treatment of Taylor in # BB24 is an excellent example of why The Cookout was formed,” began season 23 winner Xavier Prather, referring to his all-black alliance. “Members of the black community (especially black women) and other colored people have no chance in the Big Brother House because of persistent micro-aggressions and unconscious biases that plague our society.”

He then apologized for his own “shortcomings” during the show, adding that he “can not help but feel partly responsible for some of the reprehensible behavior I see being exhibited by current house guests, who consider me one of their “favorites.”

At the time, Variety confirmed that the house guests had been talked about micro-aggressions and that the whole cast underwent sensitivity training before filming began.

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