UPDATED 7/24: Frankie From #BB16 & Ariana Grande Grandpa’s Death Causes Outrage!

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BBFeeds1We originally reported the drama that went down on social media when the unfortunate death of the Grande’s Grandpa was announced earlier today.  You can read that below.   So many people were upset about us covering this topic at all and yet we were simply asking for your opinions.  The drama centered around the fact the the Grande’s decided  not to tell Frankie.  Many people felt that was unfair to do.  Well rest assured everyone tonight during the airing of Big Brother the family had a change of heart.  As reported by our very own @BB16FeedUpdates (which you should be follow on twitter along with us)… Frankie was told.  His family wrote him a letter which was given to him by production.  It was also revealed that he was able to communicate with his family.   And that the memorial will be this Saturday.  The family has also decided to have a “celebration of life” for Grandpa Grande when Frankie is out of the Big Brother house.

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July 23rd – 5:00PM BBT – (ALL CAMS) :  Frankie is told of Grandpas death.  WATCH HERE

Of course now there is a new round of drama!  Now people are saying it isn’t fair that Frankie was given special treatment.  Or that he was allowed to contact his family.  And that CBS is using this to milk the ratings and the Grande fan base.  So once again i’ll ask for your opinion.  Were not taking any side.  Just wondering what you all think now?  Let us know in the comments section below!

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This morning we learned of some sad news coming from the family of Big Brother 16 contestant Frankie Grande’s  family.  Yesterday Frankie and Ariana’s beloved grandfather passed away.  Ariana tweeted this morning;

 “I lost you to the summer wind,” thaaaanks to my best friends who stayed up with me all night talking and helped me pull myself together temporarily this am. flyin back home. only reason I made this twelve hour trip is grandps told me he wanted me to always be professional & fulfill my business commitments :(”

Three weeks ago Arianna took a break from her professional commitments to be by his side during what they knew would be his final days.  The family is choosing to NOT tell Frankie while he is in the Big Brother house. Grandpa knew that Frankie would immediately give up his dream and leave the game to be by his family’s side. They asked Grandpa if  he would want them to tell Frankie and he said “No way! He’s got to play the game even though I don’t understand it” Our thoughts and prayers are with the Grande family during this terrible time.

Yet on the flip side social media seems to be exploding with outrage that the family has not decided to share this information with Frankie.   So what are your’re thought on this issue?  Should the family tell Frankie?  Do you think it would ruin his game?  Would you want to know?  Sound off in the comments below b/c I’m dying to know!  

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6 Comments

  1. Antonio Mazzaro on

    CBS made ZERO promises to Granpda Grande (RIP). They should tell Frankie, and tell him his grandpa’s wishes that he remain in the game.

  2. Darcie/Warprize on

    We only know one portion of the story. Did Frankie and his grandfather get to spend special time before he went off to the BB house? Had they discussed this scenario? All people handle grief in their own way. Maybe the grandfather was a believer in things like “The show must go on.” He certainly seemed like a selfless man in his wish that Frankie not be pulled from the show, and allowed to continue his dream during his declining health. How does anyone outside their family have the right to judge their decisions? We can only choose what we would want in that situation, whether it be to know, not to know, stay or leave.

  3. i think they should let frankie know the news and make it very clear that his grandpas wish was for him to not give up and leave the house and let frankie choose to leave and stay…if he stays would cbs make arrangements for him to go to the funeral to say good bye

  4. Danielle Kelley on

    He didn’t get to talk to his family, everything he was told was by production or in the letter. Also his grandfather never said he didn’t want frankie to know about his death just that he didn’t want him to be pulled from the game which is what was made clear in the letter. No matter what Frankie did not get special treatment, if this happened to anybody else they would have been told but they would have not stayed, Frankie is the only person that has stayed in the game when told about a death in the family.

    • In BB2 Monica was told that her cousin was missing and then later that she was dead in the World Trade Center where she worked following 9/11. She was in the final 3 at the time and she remained in the house. Just clarifying that Frankie isn’t the only person to stay after a family death.

  5. AthenaSantana on

    I was glad Frankie was told and that’s what should have been done. I believe him choosing to stay shows his strength and courage. An as far as “special treatment” I don’t believe that at all. God bless him and his family.

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