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Julie Chen Tells 'Big Brother' Houseguests They Made National Headlines for Racist and Anti-Gay Slurs: VIDEO

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On last night's finale, the Big Brother houseguests were finally told by host Julie Chen that their racist and homophobic slurs on the show made national headlines, and they were berated by African-American evicted houseguest Howard, who told them he was shocked by what he saw after he left the house and hoped they would learn and grow from it.

Said Howard: "I didn't even watch the live feeds or After Dark at all because it just infuriated me. I feel bad for my cast members both if they said these things or they didn't say these things."

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Julie Chen Grills Evicted 'Big Brother' Contestant Aaryn Gries for Homophobic and Racist Slurs: VIDEO

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Last night's episode of Big Brother saw 22-year-old Texas college student Aaryn Gries evicted from the house in a unanimous vote. While a formidable competitor in physical challenges, Gries's gameplay was overshadowed by the racist and homophobic comments she made earlier this season that were recorded on the show's live feeds.

Gries's ousting from the house (accompanied by a chilly reception from the studio audience) finally allowed her to face some of the consequences of her game talk. And while Gries initially attempted to sweep the issue under the rug by saying her comments were "taken completely out of context," host Julie Chen pulled no punches in grilling Gries during the exit interview.

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Screen Shot 2013-08-30 at 1.31.46 PMCHEN: "We want to point out everyone in the house went in knowing that everything they say, everything they do gets broadcast live on the internet. So when you say the intention was not to hurt anyone, let me just read back some of the things you said. Referring to [African-American contestant] Candice, you said 'Be careful what you say in the dark, you might not see the b*tch.' Referring to [Asian-American contestant] Helen, you said 'Shut up, go make some rice.' Referring to [openly gay contestant] Andy, you said "No one is going to vote for whoever that queer puts up." Can you see how those things could be interpreted as racist and as homophobic?"

GRIES: "I do, but I do not remember saying those things [audience laughs]. And those things were not meant to be serious and if I said those things I feel horrible for that and I regret that. I don't even know what else to say about that...

Towards the end of the interview, however, Gries seems to finally understand the gravity of her situation:

"I honestly feel horrible. I feel like, in Texas we say things that are, sometimes we joke and we don't mean it and I really feel bad that this is how its being seen and how I've come across to people. I don't want to seem like that person and I really do respect everyone in this game although we've had some hard times cause we're all fighting for our lives in the game."

Because Gries is heading to the jury house portion of the game, she was unfortunately not informed of her newly minted unemployment status as a result of the statements.

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Julie Chen 'Enraged' by 'Big Brother' Racist Aaryn Gries: VIDEO

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Big Brother host Julie Chen spoke out again about the ongoing racism in the BB15 house (latest update HERE).

Said Chen after watching a segment with the other hosts on The Talk:

“My heart is pounding. Am I the only one who feels so enraged?… I think it shows us all that in 2013, race is still a deeply, deeply personal issue [and] it is so extremely hurtful.”

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Julie Chen Says She is 'Offended, Hurt' by Racism, Homophobia on 'Big Brother': VIDEO

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On yesterday's episode of The Talk, Big Brother host Julie Chen discussed the racist, homophobic, sexist remarks that contestants on this year's show have been making.

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Said Chen:

Gries"When I first found out that Aaryn, who is a 22-year-old girl, made anti-gay, anti-black, and anti-Asian comments, I have to be honest, you know...the Asian ones hit me the most. I heard about her describing Asians as 'squinty-eyed' and 'go make a bowl of rice.' She said that about Helen, who is Chinese and in the house. It stung. I took it personally. I'm a human being. And the really sad part was, it took me back to the 70's when I was growing up in Queens and when I was 7 years old getting bullied, being called a 'chink', and people pulling their eyes. But it took me back so many years, and I thought to myself, 'Wow, I haven’t heard comments like that' —  year is 2013. And then I felt ignorant. There are still people in the country who feel that way and act that way? Yes there is, yes there is. And afterwards, it just made me sad because she’s 22 and she’s college educated."

Watch a supercut of all the bigoted remarks HERE.

Chen says that CBS aired the remarks because it is now driving a story:

"CBS and Big Brother showed it because it is now driving a story. It is now affecting how the other players want to see her gone. You know, if it didn’t drive story, and it didn’t have a dynamic on what it is to the elements of the game, it maybe, you can’t just put it in there and say, 'Judge her, everybody.' It has to have to do with the game and the rules of the game...She and the other houseguests have no idea that it has made national headlines."

Tmz_chenTMZ caught up with Chen as well, asking her how she felt about the remarks:

"Personally I was offended. I was offended by all the comments - the anti-gay, the anti-black, but especially the anti-Asian ones for obvious reasons. I think she's young. I'm hopeful that when she gets out, she reads the headlines and that 'll force her to change the way she thinks."

TMZ also asked if Aaryn's modeling agency was right to fire her. Responded Chen:

"I don't know anything about the modeling world. I don't know if she's that famous enough that people will associate her face with those comments."

Watch both The Talk and TMZ clips, AFTER THE JUMP...

Meanwhile, Spencer Clawson's mom insist he's not a bigot. Spencer has praised Hitler and called the gay contestant "Kermit the fag". Spencer's mom insists his bigotry is inspired by peer pressure:

 "Spencer really is a great guy. This is not a guy that’s a bigot or a racist. And he’s not that way at home. He's a great guy...If you're in a group, you go along with the group talk and that is what is happening with him...This is a reality show. The purpose of the show is scheming behind each other's backs."

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