Dramatic turn on 'Big Brother' as contestant's plan of an all-white alliance is exposed

It was an emotional episode of Big Brother Thursday night, as CBS aired a meeting held among the houseguests to openly discuss allegations of unconscious bias and racism from houseguest Kyle Capener.

Five weeks into the game, Kyle had made an assumption that the people of color in the house had formed a secret alliance, similar to the famous Cookout alliance made up of all the Black houseguests last season, and had thus attempted to form an alliance of all the non-POC members in the house to go against them. This, along with other comments, made #KKKyle a trending hashtag for the last two weeks.

In order to keep himself off the block, Michael Bruner decided to bring this information to the remaining Black houseguests – Taylor Hale, Monte Taylor and Terrence Higgins – which ultimately led to Thursday's emotional episode.

To be fair, upon hearing the news around the house, Kyle immediately sat down with some of the HGs to have an earnest discussion about where he was coming from, took accountability for the things he said and admitted that he made a mistake.

Ultimately, the houseguests decided to call a house meeting to have an open conversation with everyone, during which Kyle admitted that he has realized he has unconscious biases.

"You guys know I'm kind of a naive person. I've been living in a bubble. I've never been to a bar. I don't have these life experiences. I have these unconscious biases, which I do acknowledge now," explained Kyle.

Taylor told Kyle, "You know, Kyle, I'm not going to hate you as a person or paint you out as an intentional villain, racist, et cetera, et cetera. One thing I will say is that as a Black woman in this world, I don't get the chance or opportunity, privilege, if you will, to be sat down and walked through these things. I want you to understand that I can love you and accept you as a person, but we can also hold you accountable for unconscious things that have happened."

While the conversation was uncomfortable, Monte pointed out that, game aside, the moment was about them learning and growing together. Taylor added, "The hard conversations happen. The ugliness comes out, but what happens afterwards is what matters. And I love you, and I trust that you are committed to expanding. The only consequence I want you to feel for this, personally, would be eviction from the house. But if that's the worst consequence in your life, then that's that."

Kyle appreciated his fellow houseguests' understanding as he apologized and shared, " I appreciate your kindness and love and understanding that, like, I am an imperfect person trying to get better, and that's what I hope to do… I understand where my game is at right now. I'm going home this week. I've made a lot of mistakes in the past 50 days. I hope to take the next few days to get a little bit better, and the only way I can do that is if I have people that can help me in doing that, and I'm sorry… I have a lot of growing and work to do as a person, which I'm coming to terms with." And with that, the meeting was adjourned.

In the end, Kyle was put on the block and evicted Thursday night, and during his exit interview with host Julie Chen-Moonves, Kyle claimed, in hindsight, he now sees what he did wrong.

"As terrible as it sounds, at the time, it didn't click in my mind, and after looking back at the multiple conversations with Michael and Brittany and the multiple conversations, you know, this week, I now realize how terrible that was and I should have realized it from the start. I apologize to everyone watching and everyone in the house," said Kyle.

Video transcript

TAYLOR HALE: The only consequence I want you to feel for this, personally, would be eviction from the house. But if that's the worst consequence in your life, then that's that.

KYLIE MAR: Prior to the live eviction on "Big Brother" Thursday night, CBS aired a meeting held among the houseguests to openly discuss allegations of unconscious bias and racism from houseguest Kyle Capener.

TAYLOR HALE: I'm not going to hate you as a person, or paint you out as a intentional villain, racist, et cetera, et cetera. I can love you and accept you as a person, but we can also hold you accountable for unconscious things that--

KYLE CAPENER: Yeah.

TAYLOR HALE: --have-- have happened.

KYLIE MAR: In case you missed it, leading up to this moment, Kyle made an assumption that the people of Color in the house had formed a secret alliance similar to the famous cookout alliance of last season, and had thus attempted to form an all-white member alliance to go against them. This, along with other comments, made #KKKyle a trending hashtag for the last couple weeks. And earlier this week, Michael decided to bring light to this matter, which is what ultimately led to Thursday's emotional episode.

KYLE CAPENER: I will never forget, you know, the look that you and Terrence gave me in that have not room of-- of pure disgust.

KYLIE MAR: Despite Kyle's fellow house guests forgiving him for his mistakes, BB fans were not as sympathetic, as they took to Twitter making it clear where they stood. In the end, Kyle was put on the block and evicted Thursday night. And during his exit interview with host Julie Chen Moonves, Kyle claimed, in hindsight, he now sees what he did wrong.

KYLE CAPENER: As terrible as it sounds, at the time, it didn't click in my mind. And after looking back in the multiple conversations with Michael and Brittany, and the multiple conversations, you know, this week, I now realize how terrible that was.