Big Brother's Frankie Grande thinks lesbianism is a choice

Aug 27, 2014 at 10:02 p.m. ET
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Ariana Grande's brother, Frankie, has ended up being one of the most controversial contestants on this season's Big Brother. Although the singer has defended her brother against homophobic attacks since he made his debut on the small screen, it looks like she may be soon defending the homophobic comments he just uttered.

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During a scene on Big Brother, Grande reportedly started talking with his housemates about sexuality and sexual orientation and he made some comments about his perception of the differences between gay men and gay women. Ariana's big brother said he believes that lesbians choose to like other women, even though as a gay man, he was born that way.

"Any lesbians choose to become lesbians later in life," Grande told his housemates. "Women who have been with man after man after man after man choose to become a lesbian later in life."

But Grande added that lesbians are not the same as men, who have no choice in the matter.

"Gay men it doesn't work so much that way," he explained. "It's usually they're like, 'Oh OK, no, I'm gay.'"

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But earlier this month, Frankie was the one on the other side of a homophobic slur, when an Instagram follower of Ariana's made a comment referring to him as "that homo," which unleashed Grande's mama bear (or sister bear).

"That 'homo' is the fiercest, most incredible, funniest, most intelligent, kind hearted and most LOVED person on the face of the planet!" Grande said at the time. "He also cleaned up his game and told the truth to everybody in the house WHICH by the way, nobody else on the show has done."

It's not clear how Ariana Grande will take the current slur by her brother, but Frankie is likely to face some controversy about his homophobic comments.