'Big Brother' contestant takes a stand against bullying going on in the house

On Big Brother Thursday night during this week's veto meeting, current Head of Household Matt Turner explained his decision to blindside the house by putting up Terrence Higgins and Ameerah Jones on the block for eviction, rather than Taylor Hale and Nicole Layog.

Ever since the beginning of the season, viewers and past contestants have called out the continued bullying of Taylor in the house based on what they were watching on the live feeds, and have also called out CBS for not airing any of the drama related to Taylor in their actual primetime episodes. However, on Wednesday, for the first time this season, CBS aired one of those moments as Daniel Durston totally blew up on Taylor over a misunderstanding.

Some of the houseguests decided enough is enough, a new alliance was formed – comprised of Turner, Monte Taylor, Kyle Capener, Joseph Abdin, Brittany Hoopes, Michael Bruner, and Taylor – and Nicole's plan to backdoor Taylor was officially dead in the water.

During this week's veto meeting, Turner shared, "I know this may come as a surprise to a lot of you. It was clearly one target this house had, but I don't feel like that's best for my game, and I really don't want to add to the dog pile I feel like is going on in this house. And I'm sorry about that. Behind closed doors a lot of you say some crazy things about individuals. I really don't want to draw the line in the sand by saying this, but as the youngest one in the house, I don't feel like I should be the one to say that it's not okay. But here I am." Taylor got emotional and began to cry during Turner's speech because it was the first time this season that someone stood up for her.

Taylor shared, "I knew who was going on the block, but I didn't know that Turner would make a point to stand up for what's right, and I didn't realize, until that moment, how much I needed, in this house, someone to do that for me. I just feel like this is the right crew for me. They're going to take care of me, and I'll take care of them."

"There's been a lot of bullying of Taylor in this house. While I don't think I have been perfect, either way, it stops today. Moving forward, I'm rocking with Taylor and the Leftovers alliance, and our first move is getting a big target out of the house in Ameerah," said Turner.

Meanwhile, Big Brother fans were proud of Turner for taking a stand, and took to Twitter applauding him for also taking his own accountability.

Video Transcript

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MATT TURNER: It was clearly one target this house had. But I don't feel like that's best for my game. And I really don't want to add to the dogpile I feel like is going on in this house.

KYLIE MAR: Things were finally getting out in the open on Big Brother Thursday night during this week's veto meeting when current head of household Matt Turner explained his blindsiding decision to put up Ameerah and Terrence on the block for eviction.

MATT TURNER: Behind closed doors, a lot of you say some crazy things about individuals, and I really don't want to draw a line in the sand with saying this. But as the youngest one in this house, I don't feel like I should be the one to say that it's not OK. But here I am.

KYLIE MAR: Leading up to this week, viewers, and even past contestants, have called out the continued bullying of Taylor Hale in the house based on the 24/7 live feeds. And on Wednesday, for the first time this season, CBS aired one of those moments as Daniel [INAUDIBLE] totally lashed out on Taylor over a misunderstanding.

- You can [MUTED] [INAUDIBLE]. You don't think America is watching all that?

- This is getting intense now.

- You don't think so? From here on out, do not speak to me.

KYLIE MAR: But after some of the houseguests decided enough is enough and formed a new alliance with Taylor, plans to backdoor her shifted.

MATT TURNER: There's been a lot of bullying of Taylor in this house. And while I don't think I've been perfect, either way it stops today. Moving forward I'm rocking with Taylor in the leftovers alliance. And our first move is getting a big target out of the house in Ameerah.

KYLIE MAR: Fans couldn't be more proud of Turner for taking a stand and took to Twitter applauding him for also taking his own accountability. But it was also heartbreaking to see Taylor getting emotional during Turner's speech Thursday, as it was the first time this season someone stood up for her.

TAYLOR HALE: I didn't know that Turner would make a point to stand up for what's right. And I didn't realize until that moment how much I needed, in this house, someone to do that for me. I just feel like this is the right crew for me.

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