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'Big Brother' Finally Exposes Racist Houseguest

 

Aaryn Gries

 

Well it's about time. After days of scandal and several fansites calling for 'Big Brother' to own up to the presence of racism in the house this season, CBS and 'Big Brother' have finally admitted to the bad behaviour and inappropriate language of at least one houseguest. 

Aaryn (not to be confused with 'Aryan') Gries, 22, recently lost her job with a modelling agency after she was caught making racial slurs on 'Big Brother's 24/7 online feeds. The latest episode of 'Big Brother' devoted an entire segment to a montage of Gries' harmful comments, including referring to Andy (another houseguest) as "a queer." 

The segment in question featured several of the houseguests meeting in the HOH room to discuss Aaryn's behaviour. Howard, an African-American houseguest, was quoted as saying "some derogatory stuff has come out, the real her comes out, that she can’t apologize for. That would be my only, I guess, personal matter with it." Amanda Zuckerman also noted her displeasure with Aaryn's racist remarks. 

So just how bad has it gotten? Aaryn Gries has been seen on camera saying each of the following things: 

- Gries told Asian houseguest Helen Kim she should "go make some rice."

- She referred to looking like a "squinty Asian" while talking to houseguest Nick.

- Aaryn mocked Asian beauticians while in the kitchen, impersonating an Asian accent and saying "Why you no have boyfriend? It’s because you don’t want long nail!"

Howard, who is seemingly handling Aaryn's hate-speech quite well, still made it clear that the behaviour is unacceptable. "Even when these comments are made in fun," Howard explained, "they’re still hurtful and are disrespectful." CBS went on record yesterday expressing that they do not condone Aaryn's views and behaviour on the program. What's worse? This isn't an isolated problem limited to one person. Aaryn's fellow houseguest GinaMarie Zimmerman has also been caught on the 24/7 feed referring to African-American houseguests and how "dark" they are. While Zimmerman's behaviour is just as abhorrent as Gries', no time on the program has been devoted to exposing Zimmerman. 

While several fansites and the popular activist site Change.org have publically called for Gries to be removed from the program, Gries was "head of the household" on this week's broadcast, making her safe from any ouster. Time will tell how CBS decides to handle Gries' behaviour, however at the very least they have stopped pretending that the problem didn't exist.



Details
Show:
- Big Brother (US)
Network:
- CBS

Written by: bad_subject
Jul 8th, 2013, 2:14 am

Images courtesy of CBS

Anonymous

Message Posted On Jul 31st, 2013, 12:09 pm
I don't think anyone should kick her anywhere. It is important that people get to hear EXACTLY how she feels. This is something that no one would ever hear. They would just see how she looks and think she is a good person. She isn't. Now we get to see exactly who and what she is - AND so does the ENTIRE WORLD! She doesn't know the firestorm she has created.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Jul 13th, 2013, 11:04 am
CBS hopes to absolve their involvement with a disclaimer? Wonder if they'd have kept Paula Dean on the air with the same disclaimer. Pitiful.
Dimag

Message Posted On Jul 12th, 2013, 2:21 am
Lets kick everybody out and leave all the people that play to the cameras in,BORING
JAGUARDOG
(Section 31)

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Message Posted On Jul 9th, 2013, 4:15 am

My comments on this horrifying issue are posted here - Julie Chen Breaks her Silence on 'Big Brother' Racism !

Anonymous

Message Posted On Jul 9th, 2013, 3:56 am
If you were to put every person in America on the stand to tell the truth(and they actually did), you would find that everyone has said stuff like this. People need to get over it. Yes its rude and uncalled for, but its going to happen. Thousands of years from now when everyone is the same color, there are still going to be racist remarks. People say stupid shit. Just ignore it and move on. Also if people cant say racist things anymore, were going to be stuck with "why did the chicken cross the road" which could also be turned into a racist joke. Anyway, I agree with the person that said CBS knew about this before hand. Youve got a very attractive Texas model who isnt all that bright. They knew it would happen.
Anamon

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Message Posted On Jul 8th, 2013, 10:19 am

"CBS went on record yesterday expressing that they do not condone Aaryn's views and behaviour on the program."


Bullshit. I'd be very surprised if CBS didn't know about her views beforehand and casted her for exactly that reason. Stuff like this (and people boning) is the only reason these shows are being watched, and the only way for them to generate any publicity at all. This is about as surprising as a daytime talk show having simpleton guests.

lockjaw

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Since: 20/Feb/08
Message Posted On Jul 8th, 2013, 9:55 am

What do people expect on a "reality" show? If you want everything sanitized watch scripted offerings where everyone is either warm and cuddly or a downright villain, mean-spirited to everybody. Raceism exists and to deny it is foolish. Rather work to overcome it than simply rag about it. If you feel that strongly about watching it on this show, simply change the channel.

Pentar
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Message Posted On Jul 8th, 2013, 9:27 am

Wow, a human being who has racist views! Shocking I say!  Off with her head! How dare this show about puppy dogs and lollypops advocate such politically incorrect ideas! Why next you'll tell me these people cheat, lie, and scheme against one another to win fame and fortune. What's next, adultery?

Anonymous

Message Posted On Jul 8th, 2013, 7:32 am
I hope she gets hit by a car on her way out.
Anonymous

Message Posted On Jul 8th, 2013, 6:54 am
GinaMarie Zimmerman = George's sister???
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