‘Big Brother 22’ Fans Say the First Competition of the Season Was Sexist

The cast of Big Brother 22 has finally been revealed. The houseguests immediately were asked to compete, but fans aren’t happy about it. This is why they think the women were set up to fail for the first competition of the show. [Warning Spoilers for Big Brother Episode 1!]

‘Big Brother 22’ starts with an equal number of men and women

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This all-star season started with an equal number of men and women. There are 16 houseguests in total.

The cast was revealed on premiere night. The returning cast members are Nicole Franzel, Ian Terry, Da’Vonne Rogers, Kaysar Ridha, Janelle Pierzina, Dani Briones, Bayleigh Dayton, Enzo Palumbo, Cody Calafiore, Kevin Campbell, Christmas Abbot, David Alexander, Keesha Smith, Memphis Garrett, Nicole Anthony and Tyler Crispen.

Only time will tell how alliances will shake out. But fans already noticed something about the first competition of the season.

The season started off with a competition

Houseguest Nicole Anthony on BIG BROTHER's two-night premiere event
Houseguest Nicole Anthony on BIG BROTHER’s two-night premiere event | Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images

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The first competition had the houseguests go to the backyard to get a question. They were asked to find something in the house then point to its location using a table maze.

Rogers, Abbott, Franzel, Donato were the first ones to enter the house. This meant they were the first ones to do the competition.

They were asked which room had the porcelain dogs. They were in the living room, which was located in the farthest right location in the maze. Abbott managed to win that round but it was obvious the rest of the women really struggled to finish.

The next round of women was Anthony, Dayton, Pierzina, and Smith. They were asked to find the spray art, which was located in the kitchen. The kitchen was located in the farthest left of the puzzle board.

It was obvious they struggled to reach it. Julie Chen Moonves had to keep telling them to “keep trying.” Anthony managed to finish it. She was the only one who was able to finish it.

Fans think this competition was sexist

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Many fans noticed the difference between where the women had to get their balls in the maze compared to the male competitors. They weren’t happy about it.

“So… we going to ignore BB giving the two girl groups the hardest spaces in the puzzle, and gave the guys literally the easiest? #BB22,” one fan tweeted.

“Why would they give both groups of women the HARDEST areas to get to?? [Big Brother producer Allison] Grodner already on her bullsh*t. #BB22,” a fan account asked on Twitter.

An alum also didn’t think this was fair. Andy Herren, who won Big Brother 15, tweeted “Also why is this puzzle sexist???? Typical America. The men had to do 1/4 the work for the same result!!!! #BB22,” he tweeted.

Some fans think the women were dealt a bad hand to start. It’s unclear how the locations for each group were determined.