CBS broadcasts the racist and homophobic rants of Aaryn Gries
A few days ago we reported that Aaryn Gries’ Texas-based modeling company dumped the current contestant of ‘Big Brother 15’ after racial and homophobic statements from Gries hit the internet. It was questionable if CBS would air the remarks on the show, though now it seems that the network has moved forward on that decision.
There was a lot of pressure on CBS on both sides of the issue. Many people felt that by not airing the remarks, CBS was covering up the character’s flaws for the sake of the show. Others felt that if CBS aired the rant, it would only be doing so to exploit it for ratings.
Last night (Sunday) Big Brother 15 aired the notorious remarks. On the show Aaryn Gries (22) got her own montage, filled with her remarks and hateful speech. Moments like when she told her gay housemate Andy, “no one’s going to vote for whoever that queer puts up,” made the list. There were also scenes of the others in the house talking baout Grier and her behavior and comments. Howard Overby stated, “some derogatory stuff has come out, the real her comes out, that she can’t apologize for. That would be my only, I guess, personal matter with it.” Amanda Zuckerman said, “She makes racist remarks too,” and Judd Daughtery asked, ”Does she know we’re on TV and you shouldn’t say stuff like that?”
Then it was shown when Gries told Helen Kim to “go make some rice,” and telling another housemate, “I probably look like a squinty Asian right now.” CBS stated that Gries does not. “represent the views or opinions of CBS or the producers of the program.”