The Big Brother racism scandal came to a head last night as houseguest Aaryn Gries picked a fight with an African-American co-star with the cameras rolling.
Candice Stewart mixed it up with Gries, who mocked her in a stereotypical black voice, saying, "Whatchu gon do gurrl … class girl? Where’s yo class?"
Skip on ahead to the 2:00 mark of the video below:
Considering what we already know of Aaryn Gries from the live feeds, there’s no explaining this away. She certainly comes off like a vile human being.
When Candice, who’s African-American, took her to task, Aaryn’s fellow racist GinaMarie Zimmerman, got in her face, saying, "You want the black to come out?"
As things got even more intense, Howard Overby, who’s also African-American, begged Candice to back off and not engage the racists any further.
Jessie Kowalski was also involved in the altercation at one point, but in an apparent attempt to help Candice – not on the side of GinaMarie and Aaryn.
The above fight started over a prank Aaryn pulled, flipping over Candice’s mattress; Stewart eventually broke down in tears after the confrontation.
Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman (along with Spencer Clawson) have been under scrutiny for racist and gay slurs captured on BB15 live feeds.
CBS has disavowed the comments, but hasn’t censored the feeds … though it did get so bad that producers actually told them to cool it via the loudspeaker.
The thrice-weekly reality show is edited for content by the time it airs on prime time, but the feeds run 24/7, so it’s all out there – for better or worse.
Looks like it’s virtually impossible to keep the tension off the air at this point, as this is the second time in the past week it’s been a focal point of the show.