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“Big Brother” Housemate Aaryn Gries Dropped By Modeling Agency, Fashion Magazine For Homophobic Comments

AarynWhile the Big Brother 15 racism and homophobia frenzy has not yet had an immediate effect to the cast members from CBS, outside ties are being cut.

A Texas modeling agency has dropped contestant Aaryn Gries as a client after she spewed racist and homophobic comments on the show’s 24/7 feed according to Entertainment Weekly.

Zephyr Talent of Austin, TX made a statement on its Facebook page that read: “[Gries] revealed prejudices and other beliefs that we (Zephyr Talent) do not condone.” It continued saying that they too found the statements offensive, and for it, have released from contract.

Gries comments on the 24/7 feed included saying of gay housemate Andy, “No one’s gonna vote for whoever that queer puts up.” She also suggested he’d win MVP because “people love the queers.” She said about housemate Candice, who’s black, “be careful what you say in the dark; you might not be able to see that bitch.” Finally, Gries said to housemate Helen, who is Asian, “Go make some f—ing rice.”

Following Zephyr Talent, independent fashion magazine Bella Petite said they were “surprised and disappointed to read about the recent insensitive comments” Gries made, according to The Hollywood Reporter. As a result, Bella Petite determined she is no longer a “positive representation” of the magazine brand and no longer will be featuring her in any related promotions.


Photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS

By:          Andrew Villagomez
On:           Jul 5, 2013
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    • northwest

      She can’t be for real, but if she is, good riddance. Reality shows suck.

      Jul 5, 2013 at 3:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Homophile

      She probably didn’t realize when joining the cast “Big Brother” that everything she did and said was going to be filmed and recorded.
      What’s most hilarious is Gries won’t know she’s unemployed r*cist homoph0be until she leaves the BB house.

      (strange what words get flagged)

      Jul 5, 2013 at 4:05 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead

      No big surprise..none of them sound like Einsteins anyways….

      Jul 5, 2013 at 5:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • richybruce

      She can go work for Paul Deen.

      Jul 5, 2013 at 6:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Brian

      Women fear the male homosexual act because it proves that men are superior to women.

      Jul 5, 2013 at 6:26 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dixie Rect

      This chick is a model? Where? At a low rent tacky boat show? A rodeo? Oy.

      Jul 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tackle

      She sounds like such a hateful person all-around.

      Jul 5, 2013 at 7:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      But wait a second. I thought that Cheif Justice Roberts said the reason they struck down the voting rights act was because the country had changed and people like this don’t exist anymore?!?!?!?!!?

      Jul 5, 2013 at 7:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Kangol

      I just love that when she leaves that house, she’ll learn there are consequences for r•acism and h•omophobia. But she’s not the only one on the show who was doing this, there are several, including one housemate who was defending H•itler’s rule in Germany as well. It’s horrible, but we should always remember there are many people, but fortunately not all, who are walking around with hate-filled hearts and minds.

      Jul 5, 2013 at 9:11 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • startenout

      Good. It serves her right.

      Jul 5, 2013 at 10:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • whatisthis

      @Dixie Rect: You find that surprising? Look at her body. Her ribs are disgustingly visible, and her tits are smaller than an athletic man’s pecks. Seems like she’s got the perfect body for a model.

      Jul 6, 2013 at 2:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nevereclipsed81

      She should have been dropped by CBS. That’s 3 bigot strikes. The fact that she hasn’t been makes me wonder if they encourage this crap, but even if they do, she is trash, the buck stops with her if she said those things.

      Jul 6, 2013 at 2:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nevereclipsed81

      @Brian: I wish there was a like button on here.. (note to Queerty, don’t do it, we CAN have one place on the internet without like buttons, but it would be nice for this comment :-)

      Jul 6, 2013 at 2:46 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • nevereclipsed81

      @whatisthis: she doesn’t have a good body for a model. she doesn’t even look that thin yet you can see her ribs, so she would have to gain weight to have a nice mid section and then her face would be fat. she’s fugly.

      Jul 6, 2013 at 2:49 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mikeincleveland

      This whole thing was probably staged.

      With so many of these “reality” shows, the producers purposely seek out “contestants” that whose story or personality will make for great episodes. Thus, people that are full of drama or who will happily act full of drama in order to make their name stand out more on the show’s Wikipedia page entry. These shows are essentially havens for narcissists who want to become faux-celebrities. It’s all an act.

      At the very least, there’s a nice little lecture circuit (on the road and on the air) for “controversial” “contestants” (i.e., actors) where they can spit out their hate crap and then claim they’re being “persecuted” for their religious beliefs or what have you.

      In the end, if you want to know how these sort of people end up being missed during the vetting process for the next season’s “characters”, it all comes down to one word: ratings.

      Blame Hollywood. They love nothing more than to see a good Mandingo fight of fake culture war clashes on your Netflix list.

      Jul 6, 2013 at 11:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Pentafrog

      @mikeincleveland: While I agree with you about the type of contestants who sign up for these shows, I don’t think this was purposefully staged, since Aryan (and the other houseguests’)derogatory comments have not been aired. Why bother trying to generate ratings when you aren’t going to show them; we only found out about her bigotry because of the live 24/7 feeds, where people who’ve paid a subscription have access to watching the contestants at all times, and then posted Aryan’s comments on the net. There have been previous house guests/contestants who’ve said some derogatory things but they haven’t been aired either. While CBS’ refusal to acknowledge their comments is certainly problematic, I don’t see how it’s been done on purpose/staged. If it was, they’d do an entire montage of the racism, homophobia, and misogyny of the house guests in order to generate some media buzz. Aryan’s comments only got attention because of the buzz fans created.

      Jul 6, 2013 at 1:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Scribe38

      @Brian: wait what? What does gay male sex have to do with being superior to women? Wtf? Why as a gay man do you believe any group of people are better than any other? So much for gay guys being enlightened. Yeah this chick is a piece of crap but a lot of women are gay friendly.

      Jul 6, 2013 at 7:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nyruinz

      I am down with reality television, If I want drama I watch “The Haves and Haves Nots” on “OWN”. These networks need to do away with reality t.v and all the attention whores that star in them.

      Jul 7, 2013 at 1:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam

      That modeling picture is beyond a joke. She is sucking in so hard to get the flat stomach that her ribs are expanding and showing hugely up top.

      If that’s all she’s got no wonder it was a Texas Modeling Agency and not NY/LA

      Jul 7, 2013 at 8:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric Auerbach

      That’s enough, catty ladies. You can put your claws away.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 12:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • mpwaite

      T R A S H…………….. nuff said.

      Jul 8, 2013 at 4:21 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • D9W

      Aww… all I thought could top her was if she was caring a banjo…

      Jul 9, 2013 at 4:08 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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