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Big Brother Contestants Fired: Aaryn Gries And GinaMarie Zimmerman Lose Modeling Jobs For Making Racist Remarks

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Big Brother contestants Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman have been fired from their modeling jobs after they were filmed using racial slurs on the CBS show.

Zephyr Talent released a statement today saying that they did not condone Aaryn’s views and decided that it was best for her to leave the company.

Zephyr said in a statement: “Aaryn, season 15 cast member of Big Brother, revealed prejudices and other beliefs that we (Zephyr Talent) do not condone. We certainly find the statements made by Aaryn on the live Internet feed to be offensive. Upon much consideration, we have decided to release Aaryn from her contract with Zephyr Talent.”

Zimmerman’s company, East Coast USA Pageant, Inc., also released a statement saying that they had fired the Big Brother contestant.

The Pageant said: “We have never known this side of GinaMarie or have ever witnessed such acts of racism in the past. We are actually thankful that this show let us see GinaMarie for who she truly is. We would never want her to be a role model to our future contestants. 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.”

Gries and Zimmerman were both caught using some pretty despicable language on the show’s live feed. Gries can be heard calling one house guest “queer.” In reference to Helen, an Asian-American contestant, Gries said “shut up and go make some rice” and “she is the first Asian I know who doesn’t do nails.” Gries, 22, also insulted Candice, an African-American contestant, by saying: “Be careful what you say in the dark, you might not be able to see that b—-.”

Zimmerman’s comments were equally hateful. The Big Brother contestant even dropped the N-word on the show when she called welfare “N—er insurance.”

A petition was started to get the Big Brother contestants fired from the show but it doesn’t look like CBS will be kicking the girl’s out of the house. The network said that they did not condone Gries’ beliefs or comments but added that Big Brother is all about capturing how people act 24/7.

CBS said: “Big Brother is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7 — and seeing every moment of their lives.  At times, the Houseguests reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone. We certainly find the statements made by several of the Houseguests on the live Internet feed to be offensive.  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.”

Do you think the Big Brother contestants deserved to get fired?

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30 Responses to “Big Brother Contestants Fired: Aaryn Gries And GinaMarie Zimmerman Lose Modeling Jobs For Making Racist Remarks”

  1. Catarina Kay Schulte

    They should kick them off that is so disrespectful.

  2. Wanda Goering

    A few seasons ago there was a guy on the show that said terrible things about handicapped people. They didn't get rid of him on the show. He lost his job too from his own stupidity.

  3. Laurie Rogers Handlin

    since they are cut off from the outside world, do they know they've been fired yet?

  4. Tiffani McHenry

    The comments I've heard from Aaryn & Ginamarie are unbelievably racist…like, outright IGNORANT as crap! Who, in their RIGHT & INTELLIGENT minds, KNOWIN you are miked up and on camera 24/7, would spew such hate speech & discriminatory filth for the world to see & hear?!? I am disgusted at their lack of morals & I thought for about the first 2 seconds that Aaryn was gonna be sweet… BOY WAS I WRONG!

  5. Will Grant

    When one of the contestants finally have enough and hit one of them in the mouth I guess CBS will get the ratings they want from this Racist behavior they allow. Well done CBS, the one who hits one of these bigots that are spreading hatred will be removed for fighting, well done!

  6. Shilo Zaba

    I see the stance that CBC is TRYING to take. But I think keeping things the way they are is going to hurt the show and the producers need to recognize that. I feel like this could be the season that derails the whole show.

    I think others will agree with me that this season, the "ugliness" is worse than it has been, and I find myself really upset the last episodes I gave watched. And I realize it is MY choice to watch or not, and I love the show but I may just stop watching. I realize that it makes me see that I don't really LIKE the fact that I get a kick out of the show anymore. I feel guilty watching the racism going on in there. I doubt anyone knew they were signing up for that.

    There are people being victimized by racism in that house, and nobody is there to stop it. What's worse is for the sake of the "game" these victimized people have to take it in stride… with all their ethnic groups watching and suffering the injustice with them. I think CBC needs to draw a line and show the world that they are not so low as to expect to thrive off of THAT kind of attention. Big Brother can be super dramatic without forcing people to endure racism. It just seems so sick… :'(

  7. Shilo Zaba

    I wish I could be there to see her face when she realized that she has f*cked up the "real" world for herself hahaha

  8. Shilo Zaba

    lol nope! I get the feeling that the network is reserving that tasty revelation for Mrs. Chen to deliver. I mean, her husband own the network, I am sure it will be a very humiliating experience for Aaryn and Gina Marie to be evicted from the house.. hee hee

  9. Will Grant

    Can't wait until they leave the house and see what Racism does to public jobs!!! And Aaryn is studying Psychology? really, does she plan on using her vile words to help someone??? lol

  10. Kari Farmer

    That's crap. I can understand leaving someone on the show who is a moron, but hateful, racist people does not look good for CBS. I've noticed they've been getting a lot of airtime and preview time, and basically CBS is sending a message that says, "Act like this, and your get more attention." It doesn't matter if they lost their jobs, children and people are influenced by their hate and it shouldn't be an example any show, reality or not, should want to send.

  11. Cassidy Power

    I personally find this ridiculous. Aaryn is now really good friends with Helen and she was friends with Howard and they even plan on being friends outside of the house. People need to understand this is a REALITY SHOW. Most of this is most likely scripted. Why don't the African Americans get criticized for calling her "Barbie" or her Showmance "Barbie and ken" that's stereotypical and Candice has made just as many offensive comments but none of it matters unless its a "racist" comment made towards the black community. THAT IS COMPLETE AND UDDER BULLSHIT. America needs to calm the fuck down and get to know every single one of the people in that house on a personal level before judging them. Obviously the people in the house no longer have a problem with AARYN so if they don't why should you guys continue to waste your life on something when she isn't even fucking racist.

  12. Ranville Thomas Jr.

    lol Nah lmbof it will be better when the leave the show. But they will make money going on TV show tell people there side of the story. Or get jobs on Fox News