For those of you who have been sitting on the edge of your Big Brother fan seat, trying to figure out when twins Liz and Julia Nolan switch places on Big Brother 17, and when the now-infamous Twin Twist will be revealed to the house guests, it seems like it's only a matter of waiting for the CBS broadcast. Spoilers ahead for those who don't watch the live feeds. On Monday afternoon, Da'Vonne figured out the BB17 Twin Twist, and it wasn't long before she spread the news all over the house. However, while it's great that the Twin Twist is finally out in the open and just waiting for the house guests to take action, what's not great is the way that some house guests have decided to differentiate between the twins. House guests Jason and Da'Vonne are referring to the twins as "the fat one" and "the skinny one," and they need to stop that right now. Luckily, other house guests agree.
Of course, the way Da'Vonne opened the discussion with Jason about there potentially being a twin in the house in the first place wasn't stellar. "Sometimes her face is very skinny. Her nose is pulled to the front, and some days her face is really fat... pie faced," she said according to BB Updates, leading Jason to respond, "That's true. Sometimes I noticed that her face looks really skinny." They then moved on to subtle changes in Liz's personality from day to day, and gaps in her memory that could be explained by the Twin Twist. Still, that's no excuse for any of this.
Yeah. While it's true that one of the ways you can tell Julia and Liz Nolan apart is that Julia has a narrower face than Liz, with thinner arms and a more pointed chin, calling them the "skinny one" and the "fat/heavy one" is so uncalled for that I can't believe that that's what the house guests jumped on as nicknames. Not only are both women rather thin, but it wouldn't matter if they weren't. A woman's size is never something to be discussed in such a negative way, and Liz and Julia's size in particular is hardly the best consideration when telling them apart — especially since they appear to be roughly the exact same size.
It's true that the house guests likely mean that Liz has a fuller, rounder face than Julia does, but they're not expressing that in a way that's not, you know, horrifically offensive. Luckily, it was Taylor Swift — uh, I mean Meg — and Shelli to the rescue, because, as soon as the two heard about the Twin Twist, they were trying to correct the language in this narrative. Sure, Shelli did it with a more firm touch than Meg did (I'm pretty sure your defense of Liz and Julia doesn't count as much if you laugh at the joke first), but at least someone spoke out against this Fat Twin and Skinny Twin nonsense that is taking the house by storm.
It wasn't a perfect defense, but hopefully the other house guests start taking Meg and Shelli's words to heart, and start finding a different way to refer to Liz and Julia so they can tell them apart. "Fat One" and "Skinny One" is rude on so many levels, and honestly laughable considering the circumstances. But, offensive language aside, it will be interesting to see how the house guests handle their suspicions moving forward. Could this be Liz and Julia's last week in the Big Brother house? Only time will tell.
I don't know what the future holds for Liz and Julia, but I hope they both stay in the Big Brother house for at least the near future. Things change so often in the house, though, it can be hard to keep track — so, for all the up-to-date info on Liz and Julia's houseguest status, as well as everything else going on in the house, check out Bustle's very own Big Brother podcast, The Diary Room. Listen to the latest episode below, and be sure to check out future episodes on Bustle’s SoundCloud page.
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