‘Big Brother’ contestant under fire after disturbing rape joke
"Big Brother" cast member Jason Dent made a joke about raping a fellow house guest's wife and now fans are hoping CBS will give him the boot.
The 38-year-old self-proclaimed rodeo clown threatened to "f--k" fellow houseguest Kevin Schlehuber's wife and tie up his daughters and make them watch during Monday night's episode — all while laughing as he described the scenario to cast members Alex Ow, Paul Abrahamian and Josh Martinez.
Schlehuber, 55, is a stay-at-home dad with six daughters and one son. Dent chose to make the comments when discussing the repercussions of his co-star breaking their alliance.
Dent's insensitive and crude remarks were not taken lightly by viewers, who were quick to slam the clown and demand CBS and "Big Brother" do something about it.
"Rape is now entertainment.Bb and cbs and juile chen condone it with their silence=acceptance," one user wrote, calling out the series' host Chen.
Another added, "Just to be clear there is nothing funny about rape ever. Shame on you," while tagging Dent's Twitter account "Whistlenut-ole."
"Jason Dent rodeo clown thinks rape is funny Sounds like the movie IT," another user remarked.
The Season 19 remarks were particularly troubling considering it isn't the first time Dent made a rape joke.
He previously said he would hold down a fellow female houseguest and allow the other male contestants to "backdoor her," before pointing out that the other guys always make him out to look like a "weirdo" when he says inappropriate things like that.
"There's a line," cast member Matthew Clines responded. "Jason doesn't step over it, he dives (over it)."
Ow got emotional in an earlier episode of the reality competition series because rampant butt and vagine poking became a go-to schtick in the house. She found it particularly uncomfortable because she has a family member who was raped and killed.
However, she joked along with Dent as he made the comments about Schlehuber's wife.
Reps for CBS did not immediately respond to a Daily News request for comment.