Those 52 cameras and 95 microphones are there for a reason, folks.

Controversial comments by a Big Brother Houseguest have riled up viewers of the 24/7 Internet feeds.

On the live feeds after dinner last night, a casual conversation between returning player Jeff Schroeder and newbie Houseguest Kalia Booker about the Harry Potter series erupted into a heated discussion about gay rights in the Head of Household room.

In chatting about the series, Kalia mentioned the character Albus Dumbledore was gay. He fell in love with Gellert Grindelwald then, and as the story goes, became asexual and celibate.

"The character was written to be gay," said Kalia explaining that it was author J.K. Rowling's way of introducing children to homosexuality in a very casual way.

"He's in a school with little kids? You can't make that guy gay," exclaimed a stunned Jeff.

Kalia took exception to Jeff's comments.

"Why? Can't gay men work with little kids?" she responded.

"It isn't right to have it in a little kids' book and have the headmaster locked away in this magical land, be gay. That isn't the right kind of writing to do," Jeff fired back. "Listen, you know what I'm talking about and don't make it seem like your doing the right thing by saying it's not. You are going to let your kids read a story book where little kids go to fantasy camp without their parents and the guy is ... gay?"

"Just because he is gay, doesn't mean there is a thing wrong with him," Kalia replied.

This is not the first time the Big Brother and Amazing Race cast member has been in hot water over his views and comments. During Big Brother 12, he used anti-gay slurs against a rival Houseguest.

Since the tirade aired, some fans have taken exception to Jeff's comments.

"This incident just confirms that he's a bigot and I'm sick of CBS portraying a bigot as America's Sweetheart and shoving him down our throats on multiple reality shows," wrote 'Fallen Angel Gabriel' on Survivorsucks.com.

"So what. Jeff has to like gay people and he is not allowed to say he doesn't want gays teaching kids? Agree with him or not, why can't he voice his opinion? Get real people. I am more offended by the fact that Jeff dates that old hillbilly faced dumbf--k," wrote LoudyPants in response.

In response to reader concern, CBS issued this statement.

"Big Brother is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7 — and seeing every moment of their lives.  At times, the Houseguests make comments, reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone. Any views or opinions expressed in personal commentary by a Houseguest appearing on BIG BROTHER, either on any live feed from the House or the broadcast, are those of the individual(s) speaking and do not represent the views or opinions of CBS or the producers of the program."