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Big Brother: Clay & Shelli's 'token black guy' comments upset fans (VIDEO)

Christina Marfice


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A Vine of Clay & Shelli's racially insensitive comments has everyone scratching their heads

Well, this is awkward.

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A Vine of Big Brother 17's Clay Honeycutt and Shelli Poole is quickly going viral for a super-embarrassing reason.

The clip shows the pair snuggling and chatting while Clay tells Shelli about his friends back home. Clay starts talking about one friend, in particular, and it all starts going downhill.

"He is, like, the token black guy," Clay says, to which Shelli responds, "Aww, I love those!"

That's all the Vine shows, but later in the conversation, Shelli asks if this friend is good looking and Clay tells her, "He's a good looking black guy."

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For obvious reasons, Twitter is blowing up over the pair's casually racist small talk.

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Do you agree with the uproar over Clay and Shelli's remarks? Or do you think people are blowing an innocent comment out of proportion? Head down to the comments and let us know.

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