Monday, July 8, 2013

CBS airs 'Big Brother' episode including Aaryn Gries' racist comments

CBS couldn't ignore it any longer -- or perhaps, based on all the publicity, they felt it would enhance ratings. The network's latest "Big Brother" episode, aired Sunday, featured Aaryn Gries and her well-publicized racist comments.

The comments had previously been seen on the show's 24-hour live webcast. In one case, she is seen relating an incident in which she told an Asian-American contestant to “shut up and go make some rice.” She's also seen saying "I look, probably, like a squinty Asian now."

In another incident, she referred to a gay contestant as a "queer."

She also referred to an African-American cast member by saying “Be careful what you say in the dark; you might not be able to see that b-tch.”

Amanda can be seen on camera saying that Gries' comments would "hurt her, in the game and outside the game."

It's already hurt her outside the game. She was dumped last week by her modeling agency, Zephyr Talent.

She isn't the only contestant to lose her regular gig over on-air racist comments. GinaMarie Zimmerman, a pageant coordinator, was released by East Coast USA Pageant, Inc. over comments she made on the show, and Spencer Clawson, a railroad conductor for Union Pacific, has been placed on unpaid leave while on the show, with further repercussions hinted at.

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