How much longer must the television viewing world endure the homophobic and racist ramblings of Aaryn Gries? Take some comfort knowing that you (and we) are not the only ones exhausted by the Big Brother 15 housemate, so is series host Julie Chen. During her daytime gig on The Talk, Chen showed a clip from the night time reality series (both produced by CBS, incidentally) and expressed her opinion of Gries, who’s already suffered from a backlash against her narrow-minded view of other contestants.
“My heart is pounding,” she stated. “Am I the only one who feels so enraged? This is the third time I’ve watched that clip, and it does not get any easier. I think it shows us all that in 2013, race is still a deeply, deeply personal issue and it is so extremely hurtful. And unless you have ever been on the receiving issue end of it, you simply do not know what it’s like to walk a mile in someone’s shoes.”
Chan added: “Aaryn, in my opinion, has no clue what it’s like to be on the receiving end. I think she’s ignorant, I think she’s young, and I think she’s immature. I hope she watches that and is as appalled as we all are.”