Aaryn Gries on Big Brother: How Low Will Racist Star Go?

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Aaryn Gries and her racist comments and cohorts have become the dominant narrative on this controversial, but compelling season of Big Brother.

In what's become a fascinating, voyeuristic look into overt racism in America, there is no editing or context to explain away Aaryn Gries and company.

The only question is how low they will go.

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Sunday night, Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman started "talking black" at Candice Stewart and asking when her "blackness" is going to come out.

This was the latest of many examples that have nauseated viewers.

As the Big Brother racism scandal escalates on CBS, the network is issuing disclaimers and the women of The Talk are weighing in as well.

Julie Chen, who also host Big Brother, has been particularly vocal:

"My heart is pounding. Am I the only one who feels so enraged?" Chen asked. "This is the third time I've watched that clip, and it does not get any easier."

"I think it shows us all that in 2013, race is still a deeply personal issue and it is so extremely hurtful."

"And unless you have ever been on the receiving issue end of it, you simply do not know what it's like to walk a mile in someone's shoes."

"Aaryn, in my opinion, has no clue what it's like to be on the receiving end. I think she's ignorant, I think she's young, and I think she's immature."

"I hope she watches that and is as appalled as we all are."

The Talk co-hosts said she probably won't be, sadly, with Aisha Tyler saying that Aaryn Gries has no idea what is awaiting her outside the house.

Like losing her modeling contract, for example, and being removed from representing a petite modeling search contest. Or being generally despised.

Twitter is a-buzz with calls to boot Aaryn off the show (or to boycott the show), but that's not going to happen, and CBS has made that very clear.

While distancing itself from Gries' comments, CBS says this is a show where the contestants are cut off from real life and have no privacy 24/7.

Perhaps it is that insular little universe that makes Gries' true colors come out. Whatever it is, she's the talk of the TV world, whether she knows it or not.


Every time I hear her name I always think Aryan nation...go figure


My wish and hope is that when Aaryn walks out that door and into the area with Julie that everyone in protest DOES NOT applaud. I believe that will send her the message loud and clear.......


Let's see: (1) Aaryn is in MAJOR DENIAL about her snotty, racist and homophobic behavior. (2) Aaryn doesn't know when to SHUT THE FUCK UP. (3) Aaryn is such a whiny-ass crybaby (a total TURN-OFF). (4) Aaryn (on purpose) flipped Candice's mattress over to push Candice's buttons. (5) Aaryn does nothing but antagonize and bully the entire BB house. If Aaryn is trying to vie as MOST HATED PERSON IN AMERICA (or whatever)...she's (very sadly) getting there. One final thing: GinaMarie, Jeremy and Kaitlin had better each watch their own backs. Aaryn DOES NOT care about them at all. Aaryn is like a bitchy puppet-master...GinaMarie, Jeremy and Kaitlin are Aaryn's puppets and Aaryn is definitely pulling their strings. Aaryn has no idea the harsh-ass realities that await her stupid and fake ass once she leaves the BB house. KARMA, people...KARMA!!!!!

@ jaybird369

i could say the same thing about you.. You are in denial about your behavior. Racism is not a bunch of words, it's the actions that define racism. What your looking for is thought crime.


I agree Spencer and Amanda has said many things too but it's the way Aaryn, GM and Kaitlin says things is what they don't understand. I admit, I've joked with others about their races, prejudices all the time with friends but it's very obvious jokes and we all laugh about it together. Those 3 girls are just filled with hatred and evil.

@ Cody

No, their just strong headstrong girls who are if anything a little bit mean. Candace baited herself when she started acting stereotypically black. Aaryn, Kaitlin and Ginamarie (and later Amanda and most of the other housemates) all just reciprocated it back in the heat of those verbal attacks. It's what young people do when their in an argument, you look for something strange about the other person and pick on them for it. Accusing these young girls of being "evil" is so ignorant it's laughable. Candace was a 30+ year old woman, surely she should be able to stand up for herself and act more maturely instead of acting like an annoying baby voiced child.


They need to always show Gina Marie,Kaitlin,Spencer and Amanda for there Racism too and could you believe that on live feeds Amanda was blaming Howard and Candice for the Racism saying they its not Aaryns fault and how they are telling Helen and other so they can say let us minorities stick tougher..wtf she is so stupid they are experiencing racism there just because you don't walk into the fights we see doesn't mean they are lying

@ leah

Whoa, I didn't know Amanda was making those types of statements. I'm ready for someone to breakup her showmance. She is a hardcore BB player and it seems like none of the other players are taking notice.


I have stopped watching this show because of the idiots they have on it this year.


She is from Texas, and there are many white people in Texas, particularly white women, young and old, who hold her views but probably wont say it out loud! Heck, some of these white Texan women living in an Asian country think like Aaryn does!


so if Chen feels this way and is "appalled" - then there is no way that this racist houseguest should ever get a half million dollars. Or kick her off the show....others have been tossed from BB for less than that.....Chima or whatever her name was.....as I recall...amongst others. I have been watching BB since the onset of the reality show, but because of the racism ongoing this season, I refuse to watch. Also, Chen - putting BBAD on TVGN was a terrible mistake because where I live they have a banner so if guests are whispering and you put words up on the bottom of the screen of what they are whispering, they cannot be seen due to the 24/7 TVGN banner showing over and over again what is on every single channel.

@ Guest

You aren't missing anything. They don't subtitle the TVGN show. Also, I don't think it's Julie Chen's call as to what network they air the show on.

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