After canceling all scheduled press interviews for Celebrity Big Brother last month, popular YouTuber and music artist Todrick Hall is speaking out about his loss and appearance on the hit reality TV show.
“I haven’t avoided press because I’m afraid to comment on my experience on big brother, but more to protect myself and my mental health to make sure I could actually get my show on stage and fulfill my obligations to my fans and my PAID employees,” Hall said in a lengthy Instagram post on Saturday.
Hall faced a ton of backlash during his time on the hit reality show with fans calling out his “problematic behavior” and cutthroat style of playing the game. With so many incidents stacking up, the hashtag #TodrickHallExposedParty was trending on Twitter.
During the singer’s time in the house, his former videographer publicly accused Hall of psychological abuse and exploitation.
A Twitter user identifying as “Jacob” and using the handle @bewilderberry took to the platform on February 14 to document his experience touring with Hall in 2018.
"Todrick is every bit as bad as the rumors claim him to be, and more. Mind games are his specialty and my time with him completely broke me," Twitter user @bewilderberry said.
Even more, former assistant Tommy McKissock, spoke out about Hall on the podcast "The Zen Blonde," resurfacing claims originally made in 2019.
In the interview, McKissock alleges that Hall sexually, verbally, and emotionally harasses his employees and that his workers are not paid.
Italiano also said at one point, Hall threatened to out his HIV status to others.
“I have no desire to prove myself to people who were never rooting for me to begin with, but I do want to say to my fans that I will be commenting on my experience once the show is open because I feel you deserve it,” Todrick continued in his Instagram post.
“Thanks to everyone who watched and supported me in the bb house. It was the most difficult thing I’ve ever done, but I’m glad I did it.”
“I am a human being, a real one…I’m not always nice, not always kind nor have I ever claimed to be,” he wrote. “I’m very flawed, I’m a work in progress, but that’s the beauty of being human. I have made a ton of mistakes in my life and I will continue to make mistakes, some publicly and some privately.
While this is the first time Hall is opening up about his experience on the show, it likely won’t be his last. The “Nails, Hair, Hips and Heels” singer explained that he plans to discuss his time on Celebrity Big Brother in more detail in the future. He also thanked fans for their continued support.
“I will address things in my own way and in my own time,” he concluded. “Until then thanks for the love, the kind words, the direct messages, it’s really meant so much to me.”
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