Big Brother 15 Airs Houseguests' Racist, Homophobic Comments
Talk about airing out the house's dirty laundry! On Sunday, July 7, Big Brother chose to show a sampling of the homophobic and racist remarks that several of the houseguests have been making on the 15th season of the hit CBS show -- and it wasn't a pretty sight.
Though several stars were called out for making derogatory comments during the show's 24/7 Internet live-feed last week, college student Aaryn Gries' unrelenting taunting was so severe that an entire montage was dedicated to her hateful words.
At one point in the disturbing reel, the 22-year-old aspiring model tells housemate Helen Kim to "go make some rice" and later jokes to Nick Uhas that "I probably look like a squinty Asian right now."
Gries, who was dropped from her modeling agency, Zephyr Talent, amid the controversy, also mocks Asian nail salon workers at one point, saying, "Why you have no boyfriend? It's because you don't want long nail!"
But Gries' offensive comments didn't stop at race. The college student also made homophobic comments toward Andy Herren, a gay housemate, by saying how "no one's going to vote for whoever that queer puts up."
Gries is hardly the only offender in the house, unfortunately. Fellow contestant GinaMarie Zimmerman also makes plenty of racist comments, joking to Gries that Candice Stewart, an African-American housemate, is on the dark side "because she's already dark."
Zimmerman has reportedly also been dropped by her regular day job over her ignorant comments.
A third houseguest -- Spencer Clawson -- is currently well on his way to losing his day job as a railroad conductor for Union Pacific as well after he called one fellow player "Kermit the F--" and praised Hitler as a gifted speaker, TMZ reports.
The rest of the players are seen discussing the racist remarks in the HOH room at one point in the episode, expressing their disbelief but not wholly standing up to the players in question.
"She makes racist remarks too," Amanda Zuckerman said. "Does she know we're on TV and shouldn't say stuff like that?"