Even after getting booed during her eviction interview and being fired from her modeling agency for making prejudiced comments, Big Brothercontestant Aaryn Gries explained to TMZ that those comments don't make her racist.
Aaryn, who warned houseguests they might not be able to see bi-racial contestant Candice in the dark and told Asian-American houseguest Helen to "go make some rice," said she's been making racial jokes for years, but never knew they were offensive because "no one had expressed that I was taken that way."
Aaryn Gries and Julie Chen
On Thursday night, Aaryn Gries was finally evicted from the Big Brother house. During the live exit interview, host Julie Chen didn't waste time before asking Aaryn about her multiple racist remarks.
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12. Worst Foreplay: Bay and Ty finally decide to consummate their relationship on Switched at Birth. Nervous about her first time, Bay's nervousness surfaces when she nearly ignites Ty's shirt with a burning candle and can't stop talking incessantly. Finally, Ty takes control of the situation and...
Big Brother disclaimer
After initially ignoring the controversy generated by some Big Brother contestants' racist and homophobic comments on the show's 24-hour webcam feed, CBS is now taking further steps to distance itself from the contestants.
The network ran a "worst-of" reel featuring the offensive remarks on the July 7 episode, and this week's show featured a viewer discretion disclaimer at the start of the hour.
Big Brother 15
Gee, this season's Big Brother contestants sure know how to keep it classy.
Less than two weeks after two of the houseguests were fired from their day jobs for racist and homophobic comments shown on CBS.com's live feed — those same two players engaged in a very racially charged argument with an African-American contestant.
Third Big Brother contestant criticized for offensive remarks
The feud started when....
Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Barbara Walters
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13. Worst Parody: Thanks to MTV, getting Catfish-ed is all the rage. So when Betty White reunites with her Mary Tyler Moore Show co-star Ed Asner on her prank show Off Their Rockers, they poke fun at the downfalls of online dating. But the parody goes quickly from "aw" to "ew" when Asner and White realize that neither is who they said they were online. What should they do next? "I don't know," Asner says, "but my little blue pill is starting to...
Big Brother host Julie Chen is not hiding her displeasure with the offensive comments made by some of the houseguests during Season 15 of the reality show.
Aaryn Gries, GinaMarie Zimmerman
Three Big Brother 15 contestants have been chastised and/or fired by their employers after making offensive comments while being filmed for the show — and CBS devoted a segment during Sunday's episode to showing the remarks on air.
Big Brother really knows how to pick 'em.
Spencer Clawson has earned the dubious distinction of being the third houseguest on Big Brother 15 to be criticized by his day job for offensive remarks made while being filmed for the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Big Brother contestant GinaMarie Zimmerman was fired from her day job after making offensive comments on the show, TMZ.com reports.
Zimmerman, who worked as...