‘Big Brother’: Why Memphis Garrett Targeted David Alexander, Calls Him a ‘Wild Card’

The one person Memphis Garrett was fixated on getting out the house this season was David Alexander. He was successful, but it took some time. Now he’s revealing why he targeted David on Big Brother.

Memphis Garrett went after David Alexander

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Memphis won Head of Household in Week 2. He chose David to be a Have-Not and put him on the block with Nicole Anthony.

“David, have fun buddy,” Memphis told him on the show. He explained why he chose to put David in a tough spot.

“He’s the rookie out of this whole group and I’m gonna put him to the test a little bit and see how it goes,” Memphis said in the diary room. David previously was on Big Brother 21 and was the first person to be evicted. He returned through the Camp Comeback twist, but failed to make it back into the game. Fans and houseguests thought Memphis was pretty harsh.

There was a petition to get Memphis removed from the show

Memphis Garrett (L) and Dan Gheesling the winner of the 'Big Brother Season 10 Grand Finale'
Memphis Garrett (L) and Dan Gheesling the winner of the ‘Big Brother Season 10 Grand Finale’ | Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images

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Memphis made more comments about David and other houseguests like Ian Terry in the house. Some fans petitioned to get him removed from the show because of it. The petition was created on Sept. 12.

“There is an URGENT situation of RACIAL HARM and ASSAULT currently developing in the Big Brother House RIGHT NOW. A player (Memphis Garrett of Garrett Hospitality Group in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida) is targeting another player (David Alexander) with VERBAL and PHYSICAL assault,” read part of the petition.

Some fans believed Memphis called David a racial slur during a conversation with Cody Calafiore. However, the show responded to this accusation.

“After close examination, it has been determined a racial epithet was not said or uttered. Hate speech will not be tolerated, and those who violate the policy will be removed from the Big Brother House,” read part of the statement.

Memphis was kept on the show. Nicole Franzel won HOH in week 12 and nominated him and Christmas Abbott. Memphis was the one sent home because he was the bigger threat.

He targeted David for being a wild card

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Memphis didn’t make it to the end so he did an interview about his time in the house. He answered why he didn’t work with David.

“It wasn’t that I didn’t want to work with David,” he told Us Weekly. “I just didn’t know anything about David. I’d never watched him play. He’s one person in the house that I had never seen play the game.”

He continued, “I had nothing to go off of. So that was a little nerve-wracking and he became a wild card for me. So, I just wanted to see him out of the house.”

Now he’ll be in the jury house with David. Fans will have to keep watching to see how they’ll vote for the winner of this season.