Gay “Big Brother” Contestant Loses Real-Life Job Over Racist Comments

BIG BROTHERBig Brother has been on for like 40 years but no one’s been talking about it till they filled their house with a bunch of racially insensitive, homophobic bigots. Give America what it wants. Since the 15th season, and its uncensored live feed, debuted, contestants Aaryn Gries, Gina Zimmernman and Spencer Clawson have lost their jobs for being moronic assholes. Now, another cast member — who was himself a victim of homophobioa on the show — will be coming home to the unemployment line.

Andy Herren was called a “queer” by Gries and “Kermit the fag” by Clawson, but that didn’t keep him from hopping on the hate bandwagon when he agreed with Zimmerman’s observation that many of the evicted houseguests were “robotic biracials.” The college where Herren is/was employed is trying to distance themselves from his comments and posted the following message on its Facebook page:

Andy Herren has formerly worked for College of DuPage as a part-time instructor. He does not currently work for the College. Any behavior or language he uses on the CBS reality show “Big Brother” does not represent the opinions or values of College of DuPage.

Herren, Clawson and Zimmerman are the final three contestants, each blissfully unaware that the $500,000 grand prize for which they’re competing will be their only form of income for quite some time. Bigotry pays!…a third of the time.

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  • Dxley

    This is why I never do ginger boys. Always a fail!!!

  • jwrappaport

    Another sad reminder of the popular refuse that continues to rob our country of culture and, I may add, its very soul. Why does Queerty give these idiots a platform? Why not put up instead another video of that Southern stud twerking or more about the marriage litigation perhaps?

  • Tone

    Some of the house guests have behaved very badly, of that there is no question.

    However I cannot find any solid evidence that either Andy or Spencer have been let go from their jobs. The best info that I can find on Andy is that he is a non-permanent sessional instructor and may not be offered employment in future. He’s between non-permanent term appointments. That is a far cry from them severing an existing employment relationship. As for Spencer he’s on unpaid leave to do Big Brother and the railroad merely said that he was being dealt with according to the collective bargaining agreement, which is so broad a statement that it says nothing.

    This is shoddy unprincipled reporting.

  • hephaestion

    I would like to know what he said. If he said anything wrong.

  • Niall

    The irony of a minority ragging on another minority.

  • Cam

    Did he lose his job? It sounded like he formerly worked there but not currently. Unless of course he left for Big Brother and they were going to hire him back.

  • Ogre Magi

    @Dxley: Just spank em till their butts are as red as their hair

  • Randy

    As long as people are willing to let themselves be exploited on “reality” shows, they need to know there are consequences. EVERYONE on ALL of the “reality” shows are fools.

  • arivel

    Honestly, this statement means nothing. Part-time (adjunct) instructors are paid per class, per semester. Since he obviously wasn’t teaching this past summer or this fall, he’s not an employee. That doesn’t mean they wont offer him classes again in the Spring.

  • Dixie Rect

    He better hope he wins, he’ll need the cash.

  • Rockery

    He is so ugly

    PS does anyone even watch Big Brother?

  • Deepdow

    If you love zombies, but would rather watch fictional ones rather than the real life versions on reality tv, check out an amazing British miniseries that takes place on a Big Brother set called – Dead Set. It even has a totally stereotypical gay character.

  • fredo777

    @Rockery: “PS does anyone even watch Big Brother?”

    Millions do. I happen to watch the show, myself. It’s just unfortunate that this cast has had so many sh*theads in it.

    As far as reality tv, in general, I watch my fair share (more than, tbh) + usually gravitate toward the shows focusing on some kind of talent (art, design, dance, modeling, singing, etc).

    Big Brother is interesting to me because of the actual game itself. Which is the case for most fans of the show, I’d say. The strategy, the trickery, the need to be cunning + competitive, etc. Do you win every comp thrown at you or do you “float” to the end by appearing likeable + non-threatening or act like such an a*shole that people want to sit next to you in the Final 2 (hoping that the voting jurors will prefer them to you). It makes for interesting watching, aside from the usual reality tv manufactured drama. Not that I mind a little mindless drama, either. I don’t watch TV to be enlightened, just to have some pointless fun.

  • Rockery


    There is nothing wrong with trash TV & pointless fun. But the operative word is “fun”. That show was never good and Julie Chen makes me want to vom

  • fredo777

    @Rockery: The show is fun for those who enjoy it, which I do.

  • DarkZephyr

    @Dxley: He’s a fail for profiling someone? Ironic that thiss is what you then did to people with red hair.

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