Warning! The following contains spoilers for Big Brother's episode that aired Wednesday, July 14. Read at your own risk!
Brandon "Frenchie" French had about the most chaotic week a Head of Household has had in Big Brother history, and it's not just fans who think that. As the ridiculousness of Frenchie's disastrous first week as HOH played out on CBS in the latest episode, Josh Martinez and other former players took to the internet to talk about just how much he's messed up this week.
Josh Martinez has never been known for keeping his opinions to himself, and his style of play by annoying Houseguests during his win in Big Brother Season 19 was controversial, to say the least. The fact that he can see that Frenchie made some big mistakes with his constant promises of safety only to break them has to be a red flag for Frenchie's future in the house.
Frenchie is not the first person in Big Brother to play too hard during their reign as Head of Household. In fact, "HOHitis" is the common term used for this and describes players who get too power-hungry while in control of the house and completely forget they won't be HOH the following week. Big Brother legend James Rhine knows this better than anyone and seemingly tried to send a message to Frenchie during the episode.
The good news is that Brandon "Frenchie" French's HOH reign is almost up, though that news is only good for the rest of the house. Should Frenchie's team lose out on safety in the next HOH, he'll potentially be up for nomination if he doesn't win immunity in the Wildcard Competition. Even then, he's spent the whole week making promises he would later break, which will probably hurt his credibility with Houseguests down the stretch. In the opinion of Big Brother Season 18's Michelle Meyer, it may have been better for his game had Frenchie never been HOH.
Of course, we can't talk about Big Brother Houseguests being dragged without bringing up Season 8 winner Dick Donato. Evel Dick typically isn't known for his subtlety in attacking Houseguests over the internet, but one can't help but think he was being slick when he posted this poll with severely lopsided results in regards to Frenchie.
Suffice to say, former Big Brother players and fans alike aren't too fond of Brandon "Frenchie" French at the moment, but perhaps he can redeem himself. After all, it's still early in the game, and perhaps he'll do some damage control once he's not in control of the house and even become America's Favorite Houseguest? I'm sure he's hoping that!
Big Brother Season 23 airs on CBS Sundays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 8:00 p.m. ET. With week 1 in the house headed to a close, be sure to read up on who's most likely to exit this coming week, provided Frenchie doesn't change his mind again.
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