You’re not the only one that has heard the
not so shocking homophobic, racist, and anti-Asian comments made by Aaryn Gries, the insensitive Big Brother housemate that apparently isn’t aware she’s being filmed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Julie Chen has been listening too, and she’s pissed.
The flawless longtime host of the summer series didn’t comment during a live CBS broadcast that aired the insensitive comments following an uproar on the internet, but she did have a few things to say on yesterday’s episode of The Talk. Chen reminded everyone that houseguests still living in the Big Brother house have no idea that their racism has made national headlines, and the decision to air Aaryn’s bigotry came because “it is now a driving story.”
She continued, telling fellow hosts that she was personally offended by the anti-Asian slurs:
“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…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.
“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.”
When asked how she felt about Aaryn’s dropped modeling contract, Chenbot says “I don’t know if she’s that famous enough that people will associate her face with those comments.” Burn!
One thing’s for sure—that is going to be one hell of a live exit interview once Aaryn finally gets the boot!