Kemi Fakunle had a hard time in Big Brother 21. One of those reasons is because she didn’t get along with Jack Matthews. There was a heated moment between them over a shaker bottle.
Now that she’s out of the house she gave her feelings about the moment. Find out what she had to say about Jack Matthews.
Fans previously petitioned to get Jack Matthews off Big Brother
Matthews wasn’t a fan of Fakunle and was often seen talking about her on the live feeds behind her back. There was one comment that sent fans over the edge and they made a petition to get him off the show.
“Jack Matthews has said numerous racist things and has been very aggressive towards the only black woman in the Big Brother house, including saying he wants to ‘stomp a mud hole through her chest.’ He needs to be expelled for Kemi’s safety and to show that it’s not okay to be racist in 2019, especially on tv,” read the petition.
The goal of the petition is 7,500 signatures and it currently needs less than 100 signatures from reaching its goal. Matthews continued to be in the competition and eventually, there was an uncomfortable moment of him confronting Fakunle.
Jack told Kemi to keep her shaker bottle out of the fridge
She was already out of the game but still was in the house with Matthews. There was an uncomfortable moment between them when he confronted her about keeping her shaker bottle in the fridge.
“You have a tendency to put your shaker bottle in the fridge as well as your drinks in the freezer. If all of us put our shaker bottles in the fridge, what would it look like?” he asked her.
Fakunle quietly answered, “It would be full.” He continued, “K. So what is so special about you that you get to put it in there?”
She answered, “I mean, I just noticed no one else did, so there was space.” He went on to say, “But, if we all did it, there would be no room in the fridge…we all sacrifice not putting our stuff and not having our stuff cold and prepping ice appropriately so that we can have our stuff cold and I just wanted to get that off my chest….”
The tone was noticeably demeaning and a lot of fans didn’t like it. The live feed fans especially hated the moment given what Matthews was previously seen saying about Fakunle.
She thinks Jack wanted to see her visibly upset
Many weren’t happy after seeing Matthews talk down to Fakunle for putting her bottle in the refrigerator. She talked about that moment and gives her theory on why Matthews approached her.
“I think that Jack wasn’t satisfied with the fact that he took me out of the house,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “I think he wanted me to be visibly upset about it and the fact that I wasn’t really grinded his gears. I take pretty much everything in stride.”
She continued, “I’m not someone who gets sad about things and lets people know it. I just don’t think that’s the way people should go about life. I think that if you have a stiff upper lip and all that, like just chill out a little bit. But Jack wanted to see me upset and the fact that he didn’t infuriated him.” She added, “Yeah, I think that he’s definitely egocentric.”
The good thing is that they no longer have to interact. Fans still have to see how much further Matthews will make it into the game.