CBS Airs Offensive Remarks By Big Brother 15 Contestants

Posted: 07/08/2013 in Big Brother, Reality TV, Television

Aaryn Gries, GinaMarie Zimmerman | Photo Credits: Cliff Lipson/CBS

Three Big Brother 15 contestants have been chastised and/or fired by their employers after making offensive comments while being filmed for the show — and CBS devoted a segment during Sunday’s episode to showing the remarks on air.

Aaryn Gries, GinaMarie Zimmerman and Spencer Clawson have been caught making racist and homophobic remarks on the show’s online live feed on CBS.com, but the comments have thus far not been shown on the broadcast version.

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Sunday’s episode focused on Gries’ and Zimmerman‘s remarks, specifically highlighting Gries saying that an Asian-American contestant should “go make some rice,” and referring to another contestant as “queer.” Zimmerman was also shown making racist comments.

Both contestants have been fired from their day jobs as a result. (Clawson, who also used racial and gay slurs on the live feed, was formally censured by his employer over the weekend.)

Big Brother contestant GinaMarie fired from job after offensive comments

Watch the other houseguests addressing their statements below:

CBS had not addressed the remarks prior to Sunday’s episode. Do you agree with the network’s decision to air the comments?

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