Racial slurs are a hot topic these days thanks to Paula Deen-gate. Naturally, with all the hateful chatter in the Big Brother house this year, fans of the show have been outraged by CBS and their portrayal of the offenders thus far on the episodes, particularly Aaryn Gries. By far, she’s the worst of the bunch, but on the show, she’s receiving a likeable edit due to her showmance with lifeguard David Girton. Among those outraged include former BB contestant Ragan Fox. Here’s an excerpt from his open letter to the network.
“Big Brother, I LOVE you, but, if you really want to provide a groundbreaking twist, SHOW CBS VIEWERS HOW SOME STRAIGHT, WHITE PEOPLE talk about gays, Asian Americans, and African Americans.” – Ragan Fox
“Any views or opinions expressed in personal commentary by a Houseguest appearing on Big Brother, either on any live feed from the House or during 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.” – CBS
I couldn’t agree with Ragan’s sentiment any more. It’s one thing to make a slip, but the frequency and vile nature of what’s coming out of some of the houseguests is alarming. Even though CBS hasn’t aired any of the hateful propaganda as of yet, fans have speculated that they’ve warned the houseguests to tone down the racial comments. There hasn’t been nearly as much racial, homophobic and misogynistic comments in the past couple of days. However, what’s done is done. A couple of this season’s contestants have lost their jobs due to their conversations on the live feeds. Find out which two below.
Not surprisingly, Aaryn has been dropped by her modeling agency for her multiple offenses. A few hateful gems she’s dished out include bitching about Helen Kim, an Asian-American, and telling her to make rice. Regarding Candice, an African-American, she warned her alliance to be careful what they say in the dark, because Candice might be there and you won’t be able to see her cuz of her skin color. Aaryn should really consider changing her name to Aryan.
“Aaryn, season 15 cast member of Big Brother, revealed prejudices and other beliefs that we (Zephyr Talent) do not condone,” their Facebook Page reads. “We certainly find the statements made by Aaryn on the live Internet feed to be offensive. Any views or opinions expressed in personal commentary by Aaryn, either on any live feed from the House or during the broadcast, are hers alone and do not represent the views or opinions of Zephyr Talent. Upon much consideration, we have decided to release Aaryn from her contract with Zephyr Talent.”
The other houseguest losing her job is GinaMarie Zimmerman. A few of her biggest offenses include referring to welfare as “nig**r insurance” and commenting that she should make Helen’s Asian eyes straight with her makeup talents. OUCH.
“We have never known this side of Ginamarie or have ever witnessed such acts of racism in the past,” CEO Lauren Handler said in the statement. “We are actually thankful that this show let us see Ginamarie for who she truly is as we would never want her to be a role model to our future contestants. It is unfortunate that her hateful words were able to be witnessed by so many thousands of Big Brother fans as they were rightfully so deeply offended. We are unable to contact her at this time but when she returns from the Big Brother house we will be terminating her employment for her unforgivable behavior. In a business where we are surrounded by beauty every day we are saddened to see something so ugly come from someone we put on a very high pedestal.” – East Coast USA Pageant Inc. to EW.com
Do you think houseguests should be punished for what they say on the live feeds? Should CBS air their offending comments and show the world their true colors? Sound off below. Here are a few other comments from Aaryn, GinaMarie and other houseguests.
•Re: Candice: Be careful what you say in the dark, you might not be able to see the bitch (6/30 ~7:45pm)
•I want to put a washcloth over her face and pour water over it (6/30 7:42pm C1/2)
•Aaryn was complaining about the Asian women who do her nails and imitated their Asian accent. Helen was right outside too.
•Said she was so drunk she made Asian eyes (6/30 ~5:20PM)
•About Helen: Dude, shut up, go make some rice (6/30 1:14AM)
•Andy will get MVP because people love the queers (6/29 11:40PM)
•No one’s going to vote for whoever that QUEER puts up re: Andy
•Quick to correct Candice’s pronunciation of “ask” (as opposed to axe) but is fine with GM saying it as axe
•Bragged about making Asian eyes in the DR
•Candice is on the dark side because she already is dark (6/30 ~7:45pm)
•Calls welfare “nig***” insurance (6/30 1:16PM Cam 1/2)
•Said blacks stick together and that they’re “tokens” in the house (6/30 ~4:18AM)
•Candice’s “blackness” is showing now that she’s not on the block (6/30 ~4:20AM)
•They should make Helen’s eyes “straight”
•Said something about weaves being ghetto and then looked at Candice (6/29)
•Helen should kiss their asses and serve them rice (June 29, 2:42pm Cam3)
•Told Nick in the lounge that the way Candice talks is fake because she talks too white (6/29)
•Said that Candice had that black thing going. intimating that she was getting ghetto (1st night of feeds)
•Mocked Candice’s voice in a stereotypical fashion
•Said “nigga” but not in a reference to black people but more like “dude” (6/27 3:28AM C3)
•says Candice came at her acting aggressive and she was thinking Candice’s black side was coming out (6/27 ~5:47AM)
•Said “Gays are untrustworthy in a game like this”
•Candice laid her head on Spencer’s shoulder and he said “Sure you’re not gonna get my shirt greasy?”
•Praised the Nazi doctors
•Called Helen Kim Jong Un
•calls Andy Kermit the fag to his face (6/29 ~4:40pm)
•Called women the c-word
•Praised Hitler as a gifted speaker
•Re: Kaitlyn’s vagina: wants to see what he’s working with, called it her meat wallet
•Wiped his ass with Elissa’s hat.
For more, check out Julian’s tumblr for all the up-to-date details.