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Last week, Kyler reported that Big Brother contestants Aaryn Gries, a 22-year-old Texas college student and GinaMarie Zimmerman, a 32-year-old New York pageant coordinator, have both been fired from their respective jobs outside of the game after a conversation between the two of them on the unaired 'live feeds', laced with racist and homophobic slurs, made its way to the web.
On last night's episode, CBS finally aired a segment of some of the racist and homophobic remarks made by Gries in what many are hoping is the beginning of a trend to expose the real-life views of some of the show's players.
Among Gries' comments are her comments about the gay contestant Andy: "no one’s going to vote for whoever that queer puts up."
Gries also comments about an Asian contestant, Helen: "go make some rice."..."I probably look like a squinty Asian right now....Why you no have boyfriend? It’s because you don’t want long nail!”
The segment also includes a snippet from Zimmerman: "Candice is already on the dark side because she's already dark."
Watch the segment, AFTER THE JUMP....
Another contestant, Spencer Clawson, a conductor for Union Pacific railroad, is now facing real-world consequences for his homophobic and pro-Hitler remarks on the show, TMZ reports:
Clawson has been captured on "BB" cams calling one houseguest "Kermit the F**" and praising Hitler as a gifted speaker.
Clawson serves as a railroad conductor for Union Pacific, who released a statement on their website saying, "The values represented by Spencer Clawson's comments during the Big Brother show do not at all align with Union Pacific's values."
They continued, "Mr. Clawson is on unpaid leave of absence while participating on Big Brother. Union Pacific does not condone his comments."
They ended their statement by saying they are "acting in accordance with Collective Bargaining Agreement terms regarding Mr. Clawson" ... which sounds like they are setting the stage to fire his ass first chance they get.
According to Tumblr users chronicling the dialogue on the live feeds, Spencer has also said about gay contestant Andy: “Of all the hate crimes that happen in the US, why couldn't one happen to that guy?”
Watch CBS Big Brother's segment from last night on the racist, homophobic slurs, AFTER THE JUMP...
Aaryn Gries, a 22-year-old Texas college student and GinaMarie Zimmerman, a 32-year-old New York pageant coordinator have both been fired from their respective jobs outside of the game after a conversation between the two of them, laced with racist and homophobic slurs, found its way to the live-feed and YouTube. The Huffington Post reports:
Aaryn and GinaMarie first made fun of Helen, an Asian-American contestant. "Dude, shut up, go make some rice," Aaryn says. Later, GinaMarie adds, "Andy was like, 'I'm gonna punch her in the face,' and I was like, 'Maybe that'll make her eyes straight."
The conversation then turned to Howard and Candice, two African-American contestants. "Blacks stick together....They're like tokens...They're like black Barbie and Kens," someone on the tape says, before another voice says that Candice's 'blackness' was coming out.
They then worried aloud about Andy getting the MVP 'because everybody loves the queers."
In statements posted online, Zephyr Talent, the Texas modeling agency that reps Gries, and East Coast USA Pageant Inc announced the two organizations have severed ties with their respective employees.
More, including a video clip of some of the comments, AFTER THE JUMP...
Earlier this week, Benjamin Norris won Australia's version of the reality show Big Brother, becoming the first gay man to do so down under. On the show's finale, after winning $250,000, Ben surprised the audience by proposing to his boyfriend, also named Ben, with a family diamond, and quickly became the flag-bearer for Australia's battle for marriage equality.
“This was a diamond that my great grandfather bought for my great grandmother and it was worn by my parents on their wedding day so it’s something that is a part of my family...Since I’ve met Ben all I have wanted is for him to be a part of my family. And no-one is going to tell us that sitting on the couch together at the end of the day pretending that we’re married that we’re not married.”
Watch the proposal go down, AFTER THE JUMP...
Last night saw the premiere of Season 14 of Big Brother and the introduction of two new gay contestants - Jenn Arroyo, a musician from Brooklyn, and Wil Heuser, a Louisville-based YouTube vlogger.
Check out their interviews, AFTER THE JUMP...
In other Big Brother news, Season 5 winner Drew Daniel was arrested in Urbana, Ohio this week after an unspecificed domestic incident with another man:
Champaign County deputies arrested Andrew T. Daniel, 30, of 1820 Old Troy Pike, after he was involved in an alleged domestic dispute with another man. According to reports, the victim was attacked by Daniel and suffered scrapes to his arms and body.
Responding deputies attempted to talk with Daniel after arriving to the scene and Daniel refused to comply with deputy orders. Daniel charged at a deputy and the officer used his Taser on him.
Daniel is expected back in Champaign County Municipal Court July 24, according to court records.
Reality Blurred notes:
This report is already fueling three-year-old rumors that Drew is gay, which seem to have their origin in a ridiculously written paragraph about him on a fan wiki.
Former Big Brother contestant Jessie Godderz had the thrill of his year so far when a TMZ paparazzo actually recognized him at LaGuardia, so he made the best of it by stripping down and taunting the only person that might possibly actually return his challenge with a douchebaggier response.
Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...