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‘Celebrity Big Brother UK’ Contestants Were Told To Build A Border Wall And Stop People Form Getting Green Cards

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Some times, there’s nothing better than mind numbing reality TV. There’s just something kind of nice about turning off your brain and watching things that really don’t matter, like “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” or “Big Brother.” However, there are some moments of reality TV that do feed into ongoing and larger-than-life narratives. That’s the story with a recent “Celebrity Big Brother UK” episode that caused a lot of controversy.

This season of “Celebrity Big Brother UK” features a U.S. presidential theme because everyone thinks U.S. politics is a joke right now.

Stormy Daniels was supposed to be in the cast, but she dropped out last minute. The producers and crew decided to keep with the U.S. politics theme despite Daniels backing out of the season.

Kirstie Alley, one of two Americans on the show, decided to make the other contestants play a game where they built a wall to stop people from getting green cards.

On episode 4, Alley channeled President Trump and told her housemates that they had to build a “great wall” in order to stop from intruders from entering. Alley was also told to pick a person to oversee “the construction of a magnificent wall that will keep outsiders out of the house and away from Big Brother’s green cards.”

Contestants had to either help build the wall or dress up as border patrol to stop people from getting green cards.

People on social media, and some of the contestants, were outraged that “Celebrity Big Brother UK” would use the immigration crisis in the U.S. as a punchline.

Natalie Nunn, who is famous from the “Bad Girls Club,” thought that the wall building game was highly problematic.

Fellow contestants are shown as begging and pressuring Nunn to participate in the game. However, she did not stay quiet. She was quick to point out the offensive nature of the task and even called out Alley for being a Trump supporter.

Nunn pointed out that Alley had nothing to say because she supports Trump, who wants to build the border wall.

Nunn was so uncomfortable with the challenge that she did her best not to participate. She stood there in shock as people went right to work building the fake border wall.

People on social media sided with Nunn in their disgust about the challenge.

This is either a severe blindspot by the producers or they were just trying to spur a reaction from audience members.

The extreme antics seem to be pushing some fans far away from the show.

Before the border wall stunt, contestant Rodrigo Avles said the n-word twice in a conversation with some housemates. He was lectured and given a final warning about the language, but some people think that was too easy.

Real families are being torn apart because of this administration’s views on immigration. It isn’t something to joke about.

Making jokes at the expense of people losing their friends and families is a low point. There are so many other ways to have fun without minimizing the real impact of people being victimized by the U.S. immigration system.


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This Netflix Telenovela Is Taking Over Social Media With A Challenge Tied To One Of The Characters

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This Netflix Telenovela Is Taking Over Social Media With A Challenge Tied To One Of The Characters

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Netflix’s Mexican comedy-drama series, “La casa de las flores,” is bringing family dysfunction to a whole other level. The 13-episode series, which premiered earlier this month globally, starts out with the series narrator, Roberta, hanging herself at the flower shop owned by the de la Mora family. From there, the drama, one-liners and secrets bloom in a family where nothing is as it seems.

Fans of the show in Mexico and the U.S. are begging you not to sleep on this television show.

It is finally a novela you can binge and not have to wait for the new episodes to air. Goodbye cliff hangers.

People are discovering the majesty that is “La casa de las flores.”

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People are already comparing it to some of the best shows in American pop culture.

The show eschews traditional tired telenovela stereotypes and plot lines in favor of fresh scenarios modern families have to deal with. Things like deleting your sister off the WhatsApp group after an argument, a son coming out to his family at dinner while visualizing a cabaret scene of Thalia’s “A quien le importa” and getting a dog to mend an argument with your partner.—as well as some D-R-A-M-A we hope your familias don’t have to go through (a dead mistress, finding out you have a half-sister from your father’s affair, etc.)

The mastermind behind the show is 33-year-old Manolo Caro.

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Now he is a triple-threat creator, executive producer and director of “La casa de las Flores” on Netflix and he is rightfully proud of it.

An architect by education, Caro now designs and constructs masterful scenes that leave his audiences going “No pos wow.” Following the box office success of his first feature film, the cheekily named “No sé si cortarme las venas o dejarmelas largas¨ (translation: I Don’t Know Whether to Slit My Veins or Leave Them Long), Caro continued to make a name for himself with his films.

Oh, did we mention that Verónica Castro called off her retirement exclusively for this show.

Castro plays Virginia de La Mora, the matriarch of the de la Mora family, a chic and stealthy business woman who likes to keep up with appearances. Think Kris Kardashian but someone you would like to sit and talk with over cafe de la olla and pan dulce. This is Castro’s first series role since 2009.

Meet Paulina de la Mora, who a-nun-ci-ates ev-e-ry syllable.

Paulina de la Mora is the eldest, straight-laced sibling of the de la Mora familia, portrayed by Cecilia Suárez. Her peculiar form of speech has caught the attention of the fans who can’t get enough of it.

Her pregnant pauses has sparked a #PaulinadelaMoraChallenge on las redes.

Who else really wants to make one of these videos? They seem easy enough.

Suárez even joined in on the challenge herself, showing that she can be a good sport.

Netflix may have put in a clause that barred Suárez from speaking as Paulina during appearances but does that stop her from participating in a viral challenge? One can only assume even Netflix would like the publicity despite trying to control how an actor speaks in public.

Paulina’s smart comebacks and personality quirks are gaining loyal fans.

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Paulina is arguably the fan favorite.

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But, honestly, can you even blame them?

The rest of the cast includes the lineage of Mexican film and TV dynasties.

Dario Yazbek Bernal, who plays Julián de la Mora, is Gael García Bernal’s half brother, while Eugenio Derbez’s daughter Aislinn Derbez plays Elena de la Mora.

Spanish actor Paco Leon makes a special appearance as Paulina’s ex husband, who is transgender.

We told you there were lots of secrets in this family. Stay with us.

Fans are already eager to start streaming season 2.

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The verdict is still out on whether Mexico’s most famous flower shop will be returning for a sophomore season, but it seems it will do so without its matriarch, according to Forbes Mexico. In the meantime, you can still enjoy Virginia’s best phrases on the IG stories on the official Casa de las Flores Insta account.


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