CBS’s Big Brother Cast Members Exposed for Racial Remarks
A public outcry over several Big Brother houseguests' racial, homophobic and misogynistic comments, has pushed CBS to air segments showing a few of the worst offenders, particularly Aaryn Gries and Gina Marie Zimmerman's "derogatory" remarks, on the July 7 episode.
CBS released statements that Aaryn Gries made behind houseguest Helen Kim's back to Kaitlin Barnaby, saying that Kim, who is Asian-American, should "go make some rice." Kaitlin then responded, "That is rude." Gries also made comments that included: "I probably look like a squinty Asian right now;" a "queer" remark directed at Andy Herren and one targeting Candice Stewart.
As a result, Aaryn Gries was dropped by her talent agency due to the offensive remarks. Another house guest, Gina Marie Zimmerman, has lost her job due to using the "N- Word" for the same reason. Zimmerman, who is 32 years old, was fired from her position at East Coast USA Pageant, Inc., where she worked for five years, due to racist remarks made on the uncensored 24-hour live feeds on CBS.com. On the feed, Zimmerman refers to welfare as "Ni@$er Insurance."
The July 3 episode, which was the first live eviction of the season, did not address any of the statements made in the house but, host Julie Chen mentioned that the group's "true colors" were coming out.
You can catch Big Brother this Wednesday at 8 p.m. on CBS.