Big Brother has been under fire for its recent cast members being racist homophobic jerks. Their 24 live hour feed from the house revealed some, shall we say, less than flattering sides of its inhabitants. GinaMarie Zimmerman and Aaryn Gries in particular. Zimmerman is the one who referred to welfare as “n*****insurance.” Gries was the one who said, of a black cast member, “be careful what you say in the dark; you might not be able to see that bitch.” should Turns out that’s actually not a popular thing to say in public, and both were fired from their day jobs; Zimmerman as a pageant coordinato, and Gries’ modeling agency dropped her. More from TMZ:
East Coast USA Pageant, Inc. is cutting ties with the 32-year-old pageant coordinator … claiming they were shocked GZ could “display such acts of hate and racism.” East Coast USA says GinaMarie has been an employee for 5 years — but insist, “We have never known this side of GinaMarie or have ever witnessed such acts of racism in the past.”
The pageant says, “We are actually thankful that this show let us see GinaMarie for who she truly is. We would never want her to be a role model to our future contestants.”
“In a business where we are surrounded by beauty every day we are saddened to see something so ugly come from someone we put on a very high pedestal.”
A rep for the organization tells us they are especially upset because they encouraged their pageant girls to watch GinaMarie on the show and vote for her … thinking she would be a role model.
WHOOPS. Guess that didn’t work out as planned. As for Gries (also from TMZ):
Zephyr Talent in Austin, Texas says they’ve seen enough — and have decided to DROP Aaryn from the agency because of her filthy mouth.
“Aaryn, season 15 cast member of Big Brother, revealed prejudices and other beliefs that we (Zephyr Talent) do not condone.”
Zephyr continues, ” We certainly find the statements made by Aaryn on the live Internet feed to be offensive. Upon much consideration, we have decided to release Aaryn from her contract with Zephyr Talent.”
Obligatory “Paula Deen” comment here — something about how she knows how that feels, now she has someone to drink with in the afternoons — I don’t know, whatever you want. Whatever you want, put that here. That’s what she said.