Big Brother 11: Whatever Happened to Chima Simone?
Big Brother 11: Whatever Happened to Chima Simone?
Though we never really liked Chima in the Big Brother house, her strong personality was missed when things started to get boring.  I admit I was disappointed at her absence during the season finale despite my initial aversion towards her.  Still, she obviously made a mark with her diva persona.  Who can forget watching her fling that $4000 mic?

I can't say I totally admire her for acting out, but she eventually got what she wanted.  She was scorned by the Coup D'etat twist and by Russell, so it's only natural she respond to them.  She had her reasons, even maintaining that she quit the game and was not evicted, which is what CBS wants us all to think.

We never got a chance to catch up with Chima after her "eviction," but I scoured the Internet for some news about her.  She apparently released a statement regarding her behavior in the house, from her mic-throwing drama to her insults towards housemate Russell.  If we recall, she was notorious for calling him a "terrorist," causing her to be accused of being a racist.

She spoke to Hollyscoop about these incidents, and her words here are only too similar to that memorable on-the-block speech she made back in the first weeks of the game.  Chima defended herself as a woman who has experienced discrimination herself.  She then went on to say that race isn't the matter here, but being abused and bullied by Russell.

"Many of you perceive my resolute candor objectionable, but I have always been outspoken and will remain so," she wrote.  "I will never apologize for my looks, personality, or straightforwardness."

Despite that, she asks for forgiveness for what happened.  "Nonetheless, I am particularly sorry that my words disparaged the regard and respect that should be shown to all cultures, especially the Middle Eastern community in this time of great turmoil within our nations  [...]  I used a phrase that was insensitive given his Middle Eastern descent and I apologize to all who are justifiably offended with my use of that racially charged term."

After all of that, Chima still can't forget Russell's crazy behavior, even though he claims it was all strategy.  "I do not agree with his antagonistic rampages throughout the house.  Russell constantly demoralized many of us on a consistent basis and his conduct was alarming, daunting, and terrifying."

On her letter to the Examiner, she assures the public that she wasn't really expelled from the house.  It was her choice through and through.  "I didn't sign up for what I was exposed to & I left gladly," Chima explained.  "It was the principle of the matter, the $500,000 prize be damned."

-Maria Gonzalez, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: Hollyscoop, The Examiner
(Image Courtesy of CBS)