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Big Brother Contestant Aaryn Gries Evicted, Confronted For Racist Behavior

Big Brother Contestant Aaryn Gries Evicted, Confronted For Racist Behavior

Big Brother contestant Aaryn Gries was evicted by fellow contestants on Thursday, allowing host Julie Chen to confront her for the first time for the racist behavior she displayed on the show.

After she was unanimously voted off the show by the other contestants, Aaryn sat with Chen for a biting interview.

Julie Chen asked Aaryn if she had an explanation for her behavior, but Aaryn appeared to dodge the issue and said the accusations were overblown. But when Chen read word-for-word accounts of what Aaryn had said, the college student changed her tune.

“I do not remember saying those things,” she said. “That was not meant to be serious, and if I said those things I feel horrible because I regret that.”

Earlier this season Aaryn displayed racist and homophobic behavior toward her fellow contestants. In a confrontation with Candice, an African-American contestant, Aaryn adopted an over-the-top black dialect to mock her. At another time she pointed to some snacks and said “I axed… I asked for it.” Aaryn then told Candice “You’ve got me saying axed!”

Candice later said, “I know how to talk. Clearly, that’s a dialect thing. I don’t know how I’m going to make it through this week.”

Aaryn Gries was also overheard mocking Asian-American contestant Helen and referring to openly gay contestant Andy as a queer.

The situation grew so dire that CBS inserted a disclaimer at the beginning of the show saying the views of the contestants did not reflect the network. CBS President Les Moonves even spoke out about the season, saying he found the behavior of Aaryn and other contestants “absolutely appalling.”

Big Brother is obviously is a social experiment. It always was,” said CBS President Les Moonves. “Clearly that’s what’s happening this year.”

Though Julie Chen was able to confront Big Brother contestant Aaryn Gries about her racism on the show, Chen was not able to relay any news from the outside world. Gries will have to wait until the completion of the show to find out that she was fired by her employer for the racism on the show.

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11 Responses to “Big Brother Contestant Aaryn Gries Evicted, Confronted For Racist Behavior”

  1. Quentin Wallace

    Personally, I do not believe she is racist; or at least I would hope she would not be the blunt and display her bigotry on national television. I feel she she is simply young and naive.

  2. Myron B. Pitts

    Julie was class all the way, and she was not as hard on Aaryn as she could have been. I think Aaryn should take Julie's advice and watch all the footage to gain some perspective. I don't think Aaryn's a big-time racist, but she needs to understand words hurt.

  3. Dawna Dawn

    It's nice to see that the publicists Mommy & Daddy hired are working on this already. Love the "she's not a racist" comments! LOL She says racist things, so guess what? She's a racist…

  4. Ashley Nicole Miller

    I don't think this girl actually begrudges any race or people of different sexual preference. They were just comments that she made like any naive college girl would make. I hope that the big controversy would be the same if she was a different race and made stereotypical comments on others of Caucasian origin. Other than that, I think she got what she deserved, being embarrassed, frantic and feeling guilty on live television. Then, eventually going home to find she has to find a new job. People should just leave her alone.

  5. Rob Bligidy

    One ill comment could be considered naive, but repeatedly saying denigrating things about blacks, asians, gays and possibly more is bigotry plain and simple. there is no 'my words were taken out of context' bs here, and ignorance is never an excuse. "I don't remember saying that", but if youre offended, I'm sorry. sorry you got called out. you don't have to remember saying it honey, the tapes don't lie. am I the only who noticed that her name Aaryn is an anagram for Aryan? Her parents are just as despicable as she is, she comes by it naturally. Not that that is an excuse, either.

  6. Jarred Anderson

    I'm sick and tired of seeing the word "Racist". Some people, the media especially seem to think saying anything bad about a minority, specifically blacks means you're racist. Racism in america was dead and I thought with the election of the first black president it would be both dead and buried, but instead it's made a comeback and not because of racist people, instead because of idiots looking for ratings and retards with political motivations. If I was to say the president is doing a horrible job, just look at the national debt, money wasted on bad investments, etc, I'd be called a racist… The only person that is racist there is the person trying to play the "race card" out of turn and we as americans have every right to criticize any elected official regardless of their race.

    As far as what this woman said or didn't say, I have no clue. I don't watch the show and don't care to. I don't care if she said black people are ugly, it might be rude but it's just her opinion, you don't need to start playing race cards and crying about it. Ugly people come in all colors, as do racists, but in todays media the only people accused of being racist are whites… that alone proves the media is racist, l but whatever, can we all just shut up about this already? I dream of a time when a man will be judged by the content of his character, not the color of his skin, and I also dream of a time when you can freely comment on a mans character without it being spun into being about the color of his skin. However there are certain activists that would be out of a job if there was no racism and they seem to do all they can to make sure people continue to think it's a problem, even when it' isn't.

    That's the world we live in today…

  7. Sharon Tzib

    I can't believe Aaryn tried to throw Texas under the bus – insulting to Texas. Aaryn's behavior starts at home. Her parents are probably just as mean, inconsiderate, and bigoted as her. The look of realization dawning on Aaryn's face as Julie spoke to her and the crowd heckled her that she wasn't exiting as America's darling and there'd most likely be no job contracts waiting for her was priceless! This tacky girl is getting everything she deserves.

  8. Maureen Schulz-Sowder

    I SO agree. I was thinking along those same lines when I was watching her last night. It'll be interesting to see how she behaves when she finds out that modeling agency dropped her.