WATCH: Homophobia, Racism Of “Big Brother’s” Aaryn Greis’ Enrages Talk Show Hosts

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.”

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  • Ronbo

    CBS is pushing the “outrage” button on a show that THEY produce! I guess they prove the motto that any publicity is good publicity.

    I hope CBS rots in hell for pushing and pimping and clutching-their-pearls regarding their OWN racism. Fuck this obvious cross-promotion.

  • Wade

    Yes, it’s 2013 and yes, racism and homophobia DOES and STILL exist. I don’t know what world The Chenbot lives in, but for her to all of a sudden feel enraged does not seem genuine to me. Perhaps the “rice” comment hit too close to home? Where was her anger when young adults are bullied for being gay? Or the countless teens who committed suicide because of those bullying??? Julie, your husband runs the damn network—-if you are truly angered by all of this, you would pull her and her cronies off the show. But then again, that won’t be a smart business move, would it???

  • Pentafrog

    @Ronbo: Agreed. In a previous “The Talk” segment Julie Chen, as much as I love the chenbot, said that the only reason CBS/BB is airing the comments is because it’s directly affecting game play and/or creating a story in the house (or something along those lines??). In past seasons, they’ve had ignorant houseguests say some equally derogatory things but the network chose to ignore the comments – I still get mad thinking about Jeff and his hero-edit, despite being a homophobe. CBS is really only airing this because of the internet generated buzz; had the live feed viewers not stirred this up, Aryan’s comments (and the other ignorant houseguests’ comments) would’ve never made the show.

  • Christopher

    I want to see when they tell her she’s been fired from her job because of her mouth.

  • keep it real

    @Pentafrog:I agree with you I never did like that arrogant Jeff They should have put that girl and her prejudiced friends out of that house they keep playing around like that somebody is going to get hurt up there but as you can see anything to bump up the ratings….

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