Big Brother Contestant not Told of Father`s Death

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago in
http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/story/0,23663,21785143-10229,00.html

She has already missed the funeral and has no idea.
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Female 363
That`s terrible. I would want to be informed right away! Ugh.
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Female 2,244
That`s absolutely terrible, that would never happen in the US Big Brother! They were told about 9/11 (although they didn`t really grasp the magnitude) and one of the contestant`s aunt died in 9/11 and they told her about that too. I think they`ve told people when family members have had babies too.
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Female 82
Hmm...the money(which she might not even get) or being there to say goodbye to your father as he was laid to rest?
Must have been a tricky decision for them. [Sarcasm]
Poor girl
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Female 83
As someone who was not told about her father`s death until a few weeks later (we were estranged like the girl and her father here, too), I say sod the father`s "dying wish" and tell the poor girl. Reality TV can never take priority. It should be her choice to continue with it or bail out.
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Female 673
"As someone who spent 2 weeks homeless and even resorted to selling my furniture to pay for my fiance`s medical bills and make sure she was ok and look after her, I find it fairly insulting when people are too "proud" to do some things for money, when those things are so pitifully minute.

Flipping burgers, eating a spider on fear factor, or appearing on big brother. If you ever need to do it, do it. If you`re too proud then believe me, you have nothing to be proud about. "

There`s a difference between WANTING lots of money and NEEDING the money. There is stuff I wouldn`t do just for a fortune because I know it won`t make me happy. And there are some things I wouldn`t do if I only wanted the money but might do if I needed the money. It`s not about being too proud for something for money, but about what you value more than money. There`s nothing wrong with NOT putting money on the top of your list.

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Female 673
BTW I don`t care if it was the FATHER`S dying wish because it`s the DAUGHTER who has to deal with it when she gets out.
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Female 673
If they did that to me I`d be pissed. I`d want to be told right away so I can make my own decision on what I`d want to do, and I know that I`d choose to go to the funeral than stay on the show.
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Female 339
I really feel sorry for this girl, obviously the dad just wanted her to carry on with her life rather than his death to hold her back. Which was very sweet of him but i dont think he realised how different this is from normal circumstances... her grief is going to be broadcast worldwide on tv! When you grieve all you want to do is be left alone, not to have picures of your face the exact moment you found out splashed over newspapers for everyone elses pleasure. The longer she doesn`t know the worse it`s going to be.... when a family member dies whether you were close or not, you wouldn`t want to be the last person in the whole world to know would you? She`s gonna be gutted that we`re all here gossiping about her dad`s death and we dont even know her dad! Yet us stranger`s all know before her. It`s disgusting
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Male 194
amen, Baalthazaq, that is right on
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Male 184
Emma is hot
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Male 4,393
...wow
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Female 583
Well, if it was the man`s dying wish...

Can`t you just picture how horrible it will be for her when she leaves the house, though? The crowds outside will probably have signs saying "Your Dad is Dead!"....and her reaction will be televised! Poor girl....

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Male 1,931
You make it seemed that it was the show that neglected to tell the contestant of the death, when it was the fathers dying wish. Your as bad as the liberal media.
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Male 325
crap i never read it right

but anyway owned

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Male 325
and she never won

owned

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Female 156
Unfortunately I agree with Bathazar. They were estranged until recently. She chose to go into the house of her own free will KNOWING her father was terminally ill. The father chose for her not to know. You can`t tell me that father and daughter had not discussed the possibility of his death while she was away. If they didn`t they honestly didn`t think this whole thing through.

I. hate. reality shows.

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Female 1,065
Wow that`s depressing.. now I`m off to watch someone get kicked in the nuts.
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Male 870
^had
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Female 1,832
I`m sorry but that`s just Fcuked up. She will only have ONE dad her whole life. I would rage.
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Male 13
I`m not a watcher of Big Brother, but isn`t there some thing this year where the winning contestant doesn`t get ANY prize money? so her staying in the house is kinda pointless, because theres nothing to be gained by staying there anyway?

And also think of it this way... one hand, stupid, crap, attention-seeking-wanna-become-instant-celebrity tv show, or on the other, knowing about my fathers death, and seeing his funeral

"the Big Brother experience"? what a crock of poo. all it is, is dumb people talking over each other and bitching about each other. what riveting television. yawn

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Female 1,395
ppl dont go on reality tv shows because they are poor ffs, its because they want to be `famous`. I would rather clean toilets than compromise my dignity and morals on Big Brother or any similar show thats currently rotting our culture.
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Male 1,162
That makes wafuu mad from just reading it. Hope she sues them or something because they`re just going to make ratings off her emotional state. Wafuu could argue that they did this on purpose just to use her for ratings.

Somehow I doubt the father really said not to tell her. The producers are monsters.

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Male 80
that reminds me of that curb your enthusiasm episode where larry is in NY and his mom dies and his dad doesn`t tell him... HAHAHAHA..that was a great episode
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Male 547
Having a private service weeks after someone is dead and buried, is not the same as being there and seeing them and having closeure. My mom died of a heartattack and i had not seen her in 2 years. I never got to see her before she was creamated, so there is no closeure even visiting her grave. She should have been told and it would be her decision to leave the house or keep playing. Im sure he was thinking about her, but winning or not she will have to deal with the reality when she leaves the house.
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Male 156
OWNED!
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Male 104
Baalthazaq, What a refreshing outlook.
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Male 167
If polls are anything to go by she still won`t win, apparantly she`s a b*tch.
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Male 4,546
As someone who spent 2 weeks homeless and even resorted to selling my furniture to pay for my fiance`s medical bills and make sure she was ok and look after her, I find it fairly insulting when people are too "proud" to do some things for money, when those things are so pitifully minute.

Flipping burgers, eating a spider on fear factor, or appearing on big brother. If you ever need to do it, do it. If you`re too proud then believe me, you have nothing to be proud about.

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Male 4,546
Well when my grandfather died I wasn`t told until I got back from the states a week later. When my uncle died his son was away at a tournament and wasn`t told his father died until he came back to "Let him have his moment".

People do what they think is best, and I think in both those cases that was true.

In this case I think it makes perfect sense not to tell her as her father had specifically requested she not be told. The talk about not having closure is nonsense as they are holding a private memorial when she comes out.

Also, the winnings for Big Brother are what? 100`000 dollars + average of 200`000 in endorsements? That`s life changing money for a lot of people.

On minimum wage that`s 80`000 hours or putting 5 of your kids through college or paying everything for two of your kids until 18.

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Female 1,395
if thats true the she asked NOT to be told then it`ll probably ensure she`s kicked out pretty sharpish; i think that would sway the publics opinion of her.
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Female 1,395
...this cant be serious?...he couldnt of thought much of his daughter if he thought she would be ok with the fact that rather than attending her fathers funeral she was on some stupid f*cking reality tv show (!?)
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Male 838
"CONGRADULATIONS ON WINNING BIG BROTHER.... oh yeah and your dads dead or something like that"

Couldn`t agree more! She will win the show after this blow i`m sure of it! People will vote for her to win. Everyone wants to see what happens by the time she comes out a winner and has the information by the same time. It will be somewhat weird to watch i guess.

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Female 193
Lol.
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Male 2,605
How intolerably stupid. I would never forgive my spouse if I was deliberately not made aware of the passing of a close relative. Why would a father not want his daughter made aware of his death? Surely that takes priority over some dipsh*t television reality show.
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Female 314
I would be pissed off....... that`s just wrong..i understand that it was the dying fathers wish but still...... people should use common sense..which goes on proving that its a component that people lack... now she will never have closure
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Female 1,264
GOD the first 3 ones were alright BUT SERIOUSLY cant us aussies come up with anything original. its like the 6th big brother theyve done. i swear if i hear "big brothers got a secret" one more time *shakes fist while muttering juberish under breath*. ITS SIMPLE, chuck a bunch of random words into a hat pull out 3 and thatl be the name of your show. SUPER NINJA HOUSEWIVES...... it could work
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Female 289
Oh thats horrible. But then again, it was her decision to still go into the house whilst her father was terminally ill. :S
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Female 1,211
This is why I hate this show.

I`d be so mad.

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Female 327
Wtf... Its not naturaly not to be told, your father or any member of your family pass away you should be told and be present at the funeral. I would be soooo ANGRY if i were not told. WTF!!!
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Male 609
yeh they where discussing that on the radio this moring seeing peoples views, the dude said not too.. respect the dead mans wishes
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Male 44
apparently she didnt have the best relationship with her dad and she specifically asked not to be told if he died. regardless, i think that something like that is kind of meaningless, if i said it, then i`d still want to know that my dad died, even if it meant nothing to me...
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Female 3,562
Pffft, they`ll probably video her reaction when she reads the news on the internet.
Ratings gold!
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Female 201
There was a big discussion on Sept 11 i they should break the rules of the American Big Brother. They eventually did.
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Female 1,264
"CONGRADULATIONS ON WINNING BIG BROTHER.... oh yeah and your dads dead or something like that"
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Male 139
damn, that sucks
i understand but damn, if my dad died i`d wanna be told right away no matter what kinda tv show or whatever was going on...
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Male 72
Aww poor girl. I`m sure she understood why her dad wanted them to wait until after she left to tell her.
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Male 2,372
Nice to know that dad was watching every episode `till the end. ;-/
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Male 10,115
Link: Big Brother Contestant not Told of Father`s Death [Rate Link] - She has already missed the funeral and has no idea.
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