‘Big Brother’: Da’Vonne Rogers Explains What’s ‘Unfortunate’ About Christmas Abbott Being ‘Ignorant’
There were many people who probably learned from Da’Vonne Rogers on Big Brother 22. That’s because she was outspoken about Black Lives Matter and the history of the show. Christmas Abbott admitted to being ignorant. Da’Vonne explained what’s so unfortunate about that.
Da’Vonne Rogers talked about Black Lives Matter on ‘Big Brother’
Da’Vonne was outspoken about the importance of Black Lives Matter on the show. She called for justice for Breonna Taylor after making her first eviction vote on the show. She also talked about the cause while in the house.
Her other goal was to become the first Black winner of Big Brother. She gave a moving speech when she was up for eviction.
“Cassandra Waldron was the first person to walk through those doors,” she said. “She was a strong Black woman. Danielle Reyes sat in these two chairs iconic and legendary. She, as well, was a strong Black woman and almost won this game.”
She continued, “The spin-off version, Celebrity Big Brother, Tamar Braxton, another strong Black woman won this entire thing by an unanimous vote. I had the desire to join that list of women and be the first African-American to ever win this game.”
Christmas Abbott told Da’Vonne she is ignorant
Christmas didn’t always get along with Da’Vonne. She also made offensive comments like she was worried she would be shot for putting Da’Vonne on the block with Bayleigh Dayton. Christmas later apologized on the live feeds.
“I believe I’ve offended you once or twice in here, maybe five or six times — and for that, I am sorry,” Abbott said on Live Feeds. “I hope that post-show, you can educate me on what I did and how I can correct because it is important for me to learn about my ignorance, about Black lives and your experience, and so much more that I’m just not aware of. And I don’t want to be ignorant to it anymore.”
Da’Vonne shared what was unfortunate about Christmas
Da’Vonne was asked to give her reaction to the comments Christmas made on the live feeds. “It’s unfortunate and Christmas has admitted to being very ignorant,” she told ET Canada. “But I’m one of those people, I feel like it’s 2020 if you’re still claiming ignorance that’s a choice. So you’re choosing to be ignorant.”
She continued, “But like I told her there’s always room for education and there’s always room for growth. The problem is do you want to be educated? And do you want to grow? But the vibe I get from her is that she does not. She’s perfectly comfortable and content in the space that she’s in and that’s unfortunate.”
Da’Vonne also said it was unfortunate that many houseguests made fun of her speeches. She also admitted it was “rough” in the house because there wasn’t inclusion. She said it broke her heart the powerful alliance didn’t include people of color and also excluded Ian.
Da’Vonne might not have won the season. But she did make Big Brother history by being the first Black houseguest to win America’s Favorite Houseguest.