“Big Brother 15” saw two more houseguests put up on the block Sunday night, with a third to be named later this week. The new twist for 2013 has America voting for a weekly MVP player, who then gets a secret power to nominate a third houseguest for elimination. Meanwhile, CBS’s Big Brother seems to be generating more controversy than ratings this year, mostly for a few players’ insulting, racist and homophobic comments. The nasty comments could be heard on CBS’s live 24/7 online feed, but the network edited them out before the three hours of weekly shows aired. Public pressure finally forced the Tiffany Network to air a clip of some of the derogatory comments on Sunday night’s episode, according to the Daily Mail on Monday, July 8.
Initially only seen and heard by subscribers to the show’s internet live feed, growing public outrage prompted CBS to air some of the offensive comments about fellow housemates. Last night we heard the negative words spoken by Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman.
Click here to watch a clip of some of the comments from last night’s show.
After we see contestant Howard Overby tell his fellow housemates of the two women’s remarks, calling them comments that, “you can’t apologize for”, the network went to the videotape.
Gries first mocks Asian house guest Helen, saying, “shutup, go make some rice”. She then continues mocking nail salon workers, while using a derogatory Asian accent.
Zimmerman added to those comments when she relayed how houseguest Andy said he felt like punching Helen in the face, saying, “Maybe that’ll make her eyes straight”. Eventually the pair moved on to ridiculing African-Americans.
Zimmerman said fellow contestant Candice Stewart, “is on the dark side, but she’s already dark”. Gries added, “be careful what you say in the dark because you might not be able to see the b—h”.
Gries topped off her comments by calling gay housemate Andy Herren a “queer”. This echoed comments by contestant Spencer Clawson, who called Andy, “Kermit the f-g”. Clawson also made some controversial statements praising Adolph Hitler’s speaking prowess.
So far both Gries and Zimmerman have lost their day jobs. Gries, 22, is a student and part time model, and was swiftly dropped by her agency Zephyr Talent via their Facebook page.
Zimmerman lost her job as a pageant director for East Coast USA Pageant, as they released a statement saying they didn’t want her to be a role model for future contestants.
TMZ reported earlier that Spencer Clawson’s position as a railroad conductor for Union Pacific appears to be in jeopardy as well. The company made it clear they do not condone Clawson’s comments via a statement on their website.
The difference is it appears Clawson is unionized, and Union Pacific said in their statement they were, “acting in accordance with Collective Bargaining Agreement terms”. Sounds like he’s on his way out.
Meanwhile, the disparaging comments are overshadowing the playing of the game. The other big news from Sunday night’s episode was which contestants were put up on the block by head of household Aaryn.
Everyone, including the nominee herself, expected Elissa to be put up for elimination – and she was. The other nominee was ironically Helen, one of Aaryn’s racist comment victims.
What do you think about the controversial comments made on the “Big Brother 15”?