“Big Brother” Joke Backfires


Matt Hoffman's Joke Backfires

“Big Brother” contestant lies in hopes of winning the $500,000 grand prize, according to The New York Post.

Contestant Matt Hoffman told the other houseguests that his wife is suffering from melorheostosis, a disease that strikes the young, which brings them a lifetime of disability, pain and deformity. He told houseguests that he’s doing the show in hopes of winning the money to pay for his wife’s expensive operation.

However, on Wednesday night’s show, Hoffman admitted the truth during his video confession. He announced that he’s been lying all along. “Just to be abundantly clear, my wife does not have melorheostosis or any other disease,” he laughed. “Who would vote off a guy who’s just trying to save his wife’s leg?”

So how did he come up with this disease? He said he heard about it while watching a TV show and was just repeating back what he could remember.

The Melorheostosis Association isn’t laughing at Hoffman’s sick joke. “If Matt thinks melorheostosis is funny, he should look at the video on our web site showing some of the beautiful little children afflicted with this catastrophic disease,” Kathleen Harper, chair of the Melorheostosis Association, said.

CBS left a comment to the post saying, “’Big Brother’ is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7… At times, the houseguests make comments, reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone.”

After this confession, there’s no way Hoffman stands a chance at winning.

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