‘Big Brother 20’ spoilers: Did Sam ruin her game with her slut-shaming comments about Kaitlyn and Haleigh? [POLL]

Does Sam Bledsoe have a case of HOHitis or are her true colors coming out? During the nomination ceremony that aired on Sunday’s “Big Brother 20,” Sam accused her nominees Kaitlyn and Haleigh of betraying female empowerment, telling them to have more respect for themselves and essentially slut-shaming them for “hanging all over” the men in the house. It was a shocking statement — one that she kept reinforcing on the live feeds after the ceremony, which took place in the house on Friday — that could severely impact her own game.

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During a chat with Rachel in the HOH room on Friday, Sam further explained why she doesn’t think Kaitlyn and Haleigh respect themselves (watch above). “Lately [Kaitlyn’s] been going on and on about female empowerment, and what they do is so opposite of what I consider to be an empowered female. Flipping your hair around and yelling like a cat is not exactly a respectable lady, ladylike behavior,” she said. “Walking around with your clothes half on, half off. Everybody’s here got a beautiful body, you’ve got a beautiful body, but at least you wear clothes that fit you. They wear clothes that intentionally hang half off of them. They always look like they just rolled out of bed.”

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It’s unclear if Sam even knows she’s slut-shaming them (she probably doesn’t), but it’s a tremendously undue malignment of Kaitlyn and Haleigh, who should not be made to feel guilty about the way they dress or flirting with guys (though since Kaitlyn has a boyfriend, her situation is more nuanced). Obviously Sam can nominate people for whatever reason she chooses, but this was a very personal, unfair attack. She got more self-righteous when she later talked to Haleigh, who said the speech itself didn’t bother her but rather that her family will see the show without context, to which Sam declared, “I think it did bother you, and that’s good.”

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But Sam’s most concerning remark came on Saturday during a talk with Rockstar. Rockstar pointed out that the men in the house flirt too and have probably been with their share of women. Sam blithely dismissed it, saying, “Men can’t help themselves.” (Sam, girl, this is the wrong stance.)

“Big Brother” alums expressed dismay at Sam’s comments on Twitter. “I will never condone what Sam said about the way Haleigh is playing the game,” Steve wrote. Season 15 winner Andy Herren tweeted that he was “super disappointed” in Sam. “This is really disheartening. Slut-shaming other women is so lame,” he wrote.

Swaggy C quoted Andy’s tweet and added that he was “not surprised” by Sam’s remarks because she’s done it “several times” while he was in the house.

Even if Sam truly feels this way about Kaitlyn and Haleigh, which by all appearances she does, it’s still a head-scratching move for her to make. She was hellbent on winning HOH this week so she could control the nominees since her Bonus Life Power App will automatically be used this week. This week is going to be nullified if the evictee successfully completes the buyback comp, which is likely going to happen, but instead of having a low-key HOH reign, Sam created more drama for the house and for herself. She upset two people, one of whom is probably going to walk out the door and then walk back in 10 minutes later on Thursday.

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If Sam hadn’t slut-shamed Kailtlyn and Haleigh, her HOH actions are still questionable. She refused to take one-on-ones and didn’t want anyone in the HOH room without her permission or without her in there as well. It’s a hard-ass approach that, again, is completely unnecessary with her power in play. JC quipped that she was running a “dictatorship,” which is no way to keep people on your side. Sam was on no one’s radar before this week, but she very well may be after this.

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