We’ve all heard about the insane amounts of racism, homophobia and misogyny going on in this year’s Big Brother house and CBS’s failure to act upon it, so there’s nothing new there. Aaryn – the most obscenely offensive bitch amongst them – is even Head of Household this week (and decided to choose the Candice (black), Helen (Asian), Andy (gay) and Elissa (Rachel Reilly’s sister) to be “Have Not”s for the week, incidentally), giving her the most power in the house. Totally awesome punishment for a privileged, awful human being like Aaryn. Ah well, at least she doesn’t have a job when she gets voted out.
Anyhow, turns out Big Brother host Julie Chen – also Asian, if you haven’t figured that out – was pretty offended by some of the stuff being said in the house and took it personally. She spoke out about the incidents on The Talk on Monday morning (via ET Online):
“I have to be honest, it stung. Those things, in my opinion… it felt mean-spirited. It felt ugly and it felt mean.
“When I first found out that Aaryn [Gries], who is a 22-year-old girl, made anti-gay, anti-black and anti-Asian comments, I have to be honest, the Asian ones hit me the most. It stung. I took it personally. I’m a human being.”
She added: “The really sad part, it took me back to the ’70s when I was growing up in Queens and I was 7 years old getting bullied, being called a chink. I thought, ‘Wow, I haven’t heard comments like that [in years]’.
“The year is 2013. I felt ignorant, there are still people in the country who feel and act that way? Yes there [are]. It made me sad. She’s 22 and she’s college educated.”
I don’t even think you have to be a minority or gay or any of that to be disgusted at what’s been coming out of this group of assholes’ mouths. They’re horrible people. But I imagine it must sting that much more when it’s a form of discrimination you relate to. Personally, even the “queer” stuff didn’t bother me – Aaryn just sounds like another imbecile talking shit.