Season three of “Celebrity Big Brother“ recently drew to a close, and Miesha Tate was announced as the winner of the reality show and competition, which placed entertainer Todrick Hall in second place.
Several of Hall’s castmates in the season commented on his gameplay, calling it “nasty” and “cutthroat.” In a show like “Celebrity Big Brother”, where lying, cheating, and manipulation are expected, Hall, a self-professed superfan, had the upper hand against his more naive housemates.
Hall has faced intense criticism and scrutiny from fans and former big brother housemates for how he acted in the house, canceled all press interviews, and hasn’t returned to social media since the season finale. Read on to find out more about what his castmates said about him.
Some Castmates Said Hall Used Race To Win Favor
During an exit interview with Insider, several castmates stated that they believed he went too far with some of his actions, especially regarding his use of race to win people’s favor. Todd Bridges, who placed fourth, spoke about how good Hall was at “whipping a bunch of crap” and how he talked about race “all the time.”
When asked whether Hall was simply bonding with people because of shared racial identities, Bridges said, “I think it’s a fine line between actually being for real about it and not being for real about it. I think Todrick was just a head spinner, and he was good at it.”
Former NBA player Lamar Odom also spoke with Insider and said that Hall used the race card to try to connect with him. He said, “But his alliance was to a white woman, so that was hard for me to understand. He wasn’t getting me with that one.”
Reddit Users Also Criticized His Behaviour
Many “Celebrity Big Brother” fans criticized Hall’s gameplay, especially his unwarranted personal attacks on other castmates. One Reddit user posted about Hall’s alleged slut-shaming of castmate Shanna Moakler, which was reportedly captured on live-feed footage but not shown on the broadcast episodes.
Several Redditors also talked about when Hall said the phrase “don’t be too hard on me” to Moakler as she was evicted during the February 14th episode. They emphasized how evil it was of him to say that to her when he was aware that it was a statement that a home intruder had told Moakler during what she called “the most traumatic moment of her life.”
Moakler has made no comments on the allegations, but during an interview with TooFab, shortly after her eviction, she said that she felt Hall “clapping and cheering” as she got evicted was “in poor taste.” She also agreed with the earlier statement of fellow castmate Chris Kirkpatrick that Hall sometimes got “too personal” in the game.
Castmates Think Hall Is Still Growing Up
When asked further about Hall’s behavior in the house, Odom said, “I think Todrick is going through a process of growing up and what happens is that he’s growing up in front of the world. So everyone’s going to see his mistakes or downfalls.”
Bridges also said that he felt Hall portrayed himself to be much more self-confident than he is. He said, The stuff he said was just unnecessary, but I take that away from him maybe being insecure.”
Carson Kressley, another castmate, told Insider that Hall was a reckless player but that he feels he will learn from it. He shared that he had spoken to Hall in the house severally and explained that “this game only lasts on TV for three weeks, but you need to protect your brand and your career for the long term.”
Some Castmates Had A Good Experience With Hall
During her finale night interview with Insider, Cynthia Bailey, whom Hall had protected when her closest ally, Kressley, was evicted, said she was grateful that he protected her and took her “under his wing.”
When she was asked about Odom and Bridges’ comments about Hall and his gameplay in the house, she said she understands why the two men would say that Hall was too fixated on race but that her “experience with him in the house was good.”
Tate, who was Hall’s closest ally, said during her finale night interview that she hopes fans judge Hall “for his heart and not his mind.” She added, “People do make mistakes; we all make mistakes.”