‘Big Brother 22’: Bayleigh Dayton Calls Out a Double Standard When Referring to Christmas Abbott’s Behavior on the Show
Bayleigh Dayton is out of the Big Brother 22 house, but she is still giving her fans plenty of content to watch. Dayton recently shared her thoughts and feelings about this season in a YouTube video, and, of course, there were plenty of topics for her to discuss. One houseguest who fans had really wanted to hear her talk about, though, was Christmas Abbott.
Abbott put Dayton up on the block next to her friend Da’Vonne Rogers, which ultimately led to Dayton’s eviction from the house. Abbott also got into a controversial confrontation with Dayton and Rogers during that same week. Dayton ended up addressing the argument in the video, but she also addressed the double standard on the show with houseguests of different races.
Bayleigh Dayton’s ‘Big Brother’ houseguests evicted her
Abbott won the fifth Head of Household competition on Big Brother 22. She then put Dayton and Rogers up on the block, as the two had been a tight pair all season.
Dayton and Rogers both had a chance to save themselves in the Power of Veto competition, but Abbott won that comp too. She then chose not to use the veto, which ultimately led to Dayton going home by a 9-0 vote.
“I’m actually so disappointed in the way that things turned out because I do feel like I went out of my way to be nice to Christmas, I went out of my way to include her, I went out of my way to game talk with her,” Dayton said in her YouTube video. “Just so many things where I’m like, ‘Let me be nice to this girl.’ And she was receptive, so it was frustrating.”
Dayton also added, “That’s the only way I can get hurt — when I get caught off guard.”
Christmas Abbott had a confrontation with her and Da’Vonne Rogers on ‘Big Brother 22’
After Abbott won the Power of Veto, Tyler Crispen said that he wanted Abbott to use the veto. This was so he could go on the block and then go home in place of Dayton and Rogers. Crispen said that he felt responsible for them being on the block. He also admitted that they were there for a bigger purpose since they are both Black women.
Things didn’t go as planned, though, and Dayton and Rogers ended up staying on the block. This then led to an argument between them and Abbott.
During the argument, Abbott yelled at Dayton and got in her face. Many people — houseguests and fans — believe that Abbott was in the wrong for the way she spoke and acted toward both of them. Dayton has since given her thoughts on the situation.
Bayleigh Dayton called out the double standard on ‘Big Brother’
In the video, Dayton and her husband, Chris “Swaggy C” Williams, discussed the confrontation, and they ultimately brought up Abbott’s criminal record.
According to TMZ, Abbott was arrested in November 2018 for a confrontation she had with a woman in August 2018. She did not get arrested in August due to the fact that she was eight months pregnant. Abbott then later took a plea to a lesser charge of misdemeanor criminal mischief.
“There’s no judgment, no anything,” Dayton said. “There was double standards in the game with the way she treated [us], the way she clapped, the way she pointed, the way she was in my face, but there’s also double standards when it comes to things: if you casted a Black person period — male, female, does not matter — if they have a criminal record, with mugshots, with a history, they’re going to say, ‘Absolutely not, I’m not going to put them in that house. It’s an unsafe environment.'”
Dayton continued, “Christmas, on the other hand, can have all of that background, and she has had this history where she has been violent with people, but she’s in the house, and it’s not a threat.”
Dayton also referred to some of Abbott’s controversial comments in the house. Before putting Dayton and Rogers on the block, Abbott claimed that she thought she would get shot if she put them up.
“Yet I’m the one who you say, ‘Oh, I’m going to get shot, I’m going to get stabbed.’ What? I should be worried about my safety from you,” Dayton said. “How is that OK when I’ve never been in a physical altercation in my life?”
Big Brother 22 airs Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays on CBS.