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"Big Brother" airs contestants' offensive remarks

Posted By VERONICA LINARES, UPI.com   |   July 8, 2013 at 2:11 PM   |   Comments

July 8 (UPI) -- Big Brother's Season 15 contestant Aaryn has come under fire after Sunday night's episode featured several controversial comments made by her about other house guests.

In the clip, Aaryn can be heard making several racist and homophobic remaks about her fellow contestants including saying an Asian contestant should "go make rice," calling a homosexual contestant a "queer" and claiming she might not be able to see a black contestant in the dark.

CBS's decision to air the clip came after several blogs complained about the bigoted comments heard on the "Big Brother" 24-hour livestream which are not always shown during the actual episodes.

Days after a Reality Blurred post titled "Big Brother already a cesspool of racist, homophobic, and misogynistic comments" came out, CBS issued a statement regarding the issue.

"'Big Brother' is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7 -- and seeing every moment of their lives. At times, the houseguests reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone. We certainly find the statements made by several of the houseguests on the live Internet feed to be offensive. Any views or opinions expressed in personal commentary by a houseguest appearing on 'Big Brother,' either on any live feed from the house or during the broadcast, are those of the individual(s) speaking and do not represent the views or opinions of CBS or the producers of the program."

According to CBS, Sunday night's episode could have terrible repercussions on Aaryn's future on the show as viewers can now vote to "for the house MVP each week and protect houseguests from getting evicted." They added however, that even though the episode focused mainly on Aaryn's prejudiced comments, she wasn't the only houseguest to make them.

In real life, Aaryn is already dealing with the backlash of her remarks. On Wednesday she was released from modeling agency Zephyr Talent and fired from her job at Bella Petite.

The next episode of "Big Brother" will air Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.


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