Global have today confirmed that they have removed upcoming houseguest Ethan Quance from the cast of Big Brother Canada due to concerns raised.
Shortly after his casting announcement, comments made online accused him of assault, and making racist comments. A video was also posted online of him making a homophobic slur.
In a statement on the official Big Brother Canada Twitter account responding to the claims, the show said that whilst the allegations remain unproven, they could not proceed with casting him in the season and that he would be replaced.
Today, Global TV and Insight Productions were made aware of some significant concerns regarding an individual who has been announced as part of the Season 9 cast for Big Brother Canada.— Big Brother Canada (@BigBrotherCA) February 26, 2021
We take this information seriously and acknowledge the impact these concerns raise for both the production and those involved.— Big Brother Canada (@BigBrotherCA) February 26, 2021
While much of what has been brought to our attention remains unproven, we cannot proceed with casting this person and this individual will be replaced ahead of the season premiere.— Big Brother Canada (@BigBrotherCA) February 26, 2021
Big Brother Canada premieres Wednesday at 7pm ET/PT on Global.