Under intense scrutiny for her conduct all summer on CBS, Big Brother 15 star Aaryn Gries is finally coming clean, admitting she talks like a racist.
STILL, she insists this doesn't make her one though.
The reality star tells TMZ she's made racial jokes for years, but had no idea they were offensive because "no one had expressed that I was taken that way."
So ... does that mean all her friends and family are also racist?
Aaryn apologized for throwing the whole state of Texas under the bus when Julie Chen grilled her after her eviction, saying she was in "defense mode."
Yet Gries, who was fired as a result of her actions and words on TV, says she WISHES SOMEONE HAD WARNED HER before going on Big Brother.
She had no idea, she swears, that making such "jokes" in that setting would leave her branded as a racist. Or homophobic, or mean, or just dumb, or ...
Whatever. "I am not a racist," Aaryn Gries reiterates, lamenting her mistakes and adding that "Sometimes you can say mindless things that will haunt you."
So basically ... racist.