Big Brother 'Outs' Two Racist Houseguests to Viewers -- Was It Enough?

Big Brother Racists OutedCBS’ Big Brother on Sunday night took a small yet meaningful step in bringing to the home audience’s attention the offensive comments being made by some houseguests during the after-hours live feeds.

RELATED | CBS Blasts Big Brother Cast’s ‘Offensive’ Racial, Gay Slurs — Are They Right to Edit Them Out?

Midway through Sunday’s episode — and after Aaryn had won the Head of Household competition — a three-minute montage of strategy talk and other discussions was played for viewers. Within the video package, houseguests such as Howard (who is African-American) and Amanda vented their disapproval for Aaryn and GinaMarie, two of the players who have been seen on the live feeds making offensive slurs.

The montage excerpted some of the aforementioned women’s racist and homophobic comments, which came to light during the first week of the new season. (“It’s like, ‘Shut up, go make some rice,'” Aaryn says in reference to Helen, who is Asian, while GinaMarie notes that African-American “Candice is already on the dark side, because she’s already dark.” Aaryn also uses an epithet to describe Andy, who’s gay.)

Side note: Per a TVLine reader poll, 82 percent said that CBS should not edit out all offensive slurs but instead let America see these players for who they truly are.

Regardless of all the “buzz” surrounding BB15 — or perhaps because of the nature of it — recent ratings have registered all-time lows for the summertime staple.

Because of the controversy, Aaryn and GinaMarie have, still unbeknownst to them, lost a modeling contract and a job as a pageant coordinator, respectively. Other houseguests on record as having made racist, homophobic and/or misogynist remarks, such as Spencer, were not singled out in the segment.

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  1. david says:

    small steps i guess but it was rough to hear

    • Chuck Finley (AJ) says:

      Kinda tired of this stuff only being brought to the surface when a white person or straight person says it. I’ve seen PLENTY of black people saying racist things about others on TV and it gets treated as a joke half the time. Just like a certain channel shows plenty of gay people making derogatory statements about straight people. It’s also amusing Alec Baldwin gets a pass while Paula Dean doesn’t. None of that makes these statements ok, but let’s face it. Only a white, straight, and typically conservative person can be accused of being a racist or homophobe in this country. Everyone else gets a pass because they have a “reason” or “they didn’t mean it that way.”

      • Anna says:

        Fair enough but let’s not veer off topic here:
        – what are the ethnicity and sexual orientation of the people who made those derogatory comments in BB?
        TBH, your whole argument doesn’t make sense. It’s like a kid saying: “It isnt fair I’m being punished, John does it too”

      • dee123 says:

        OH NO! A straight, white person being persecuted! THE HORROR!

      • Laura says:

        I see you watch ABC news, since they brought up the Baldwin/Deen comparison last week.

        I have to laugh at people suddenly deciding they are offended by Baldwin as a way to defend Deen. Where was the outrage about Baldwin’s racism and homophobia before the Deen stuff came out? Please don’t use that comparison when you so clearly don’t care what Baldwin says about Black people and gay people.

      • Sara says:

        Won’t someone please think of the straight, white, conservative people? They’re so oppressed and disenfranchised. :(

      • Corrie says:

        I don’t know how many times I have to tell people but you cannot be racist against white people. Racism is based on power, power against another group of people in the minority. White people are in the majority and have the power. As far as being homophobic is concerned, that’s for anyone.

        • mary says:

          Are you joking? ANYONE can be racist and there are people of ALL ethnicities/Races that hold stereotypes and hatred for others for no reason!

        • Grace says:

          That’s only true for institutional racism. An individual can absolutely be racist against white people (because that is just an individual having a prejudice based on race).

        • WHITE MARY OR SHANIQUA says:


          • Angel says:

            No, it’s just the truth. That’s how racism is define–it’s categorized–more specifically as micro and macroagressions. Your rant is all for nothing, because it’s not “highness” or stupidity, it’s just the case, it’s just the definition of racism. One that is in power has the power to be racist–minorities can harbor prejudices no doubt, and they do (justifiably so much of the time) So “black racist” is kind of an oxymoron, and actually, it’s quite offensive–but I am not sure you are capablte of understanding such “complexities”. Probably, the difference between you, and the person you’re ranting against, is that that person probably has some kind of higher ed degree; aka an education.

          • DONNA BOWEN says:


          • A Person With Spell Check says:

            Honey if you’re going to rant and call someone stupid the least you could do is spell check.

        • Liberty says:

          wrong Corrie and Angel who also agreed with you……here is the definition of racism according to Merriam Webster:

          1: a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race

          2: racial prejudice or discrimination

          If someone thinks a boy is good athlete because he is black…that’s racism.
          If someone thinks a girl is a good student she’s Asian…that’s racism.
          Whenever someone makes a judgment on another, whether it be good or bad, based primarily on his or her race, it’s racism.

        • Mike says:

          Your an idiot.

        • cindy says:

          Umm white people are no longer the majority. Even financial aid is aimed at every color but white. It is a shame. Makes me mad when I here how coloreds are so disciminated against. you don’t hear the aisins or Indians. And the Indians are the ones who should be yelling about discrimination, look what the whites did to them. Colored people should stop be so whinny. They are not the only ones this is happening to

          • Marina says:

            Cindy, you should stop making “whites” look bad by your unfortunate lack of ability to spell.

      • The Truth says:

        I’m kinda tired of people like YOU who’s only come back is that you hear BLACK people & GAY people say racist things too. Your disgust should be with ANY race or sexuality bashing on ANYONE in a negative manor! Who cares what their skin tone is! So are you giving this girl a “pass” because you’ve seen PLENTY of Blacks & Gays say negative things?

        It’s people like her and people like YOU who keep this hate spreading around. The fact that you want to say that ONLY whites, straights, and conservative people get accused of these things is STUPID! Not all accounts are posted in a news article! Do some research…..

        An eye for an eye is not an even trade Chuck!

        • Tyler says:

          Thank you. It’s amazing how things get off-topic. The bottom line is that Aaryn is a raging witch. And the fact that she only liked David because of his looks shows how superficial she is.

          • Warner says:

            That, in and of itself, should tell you everything you need to know about Blond #1. She avenging a man that she has only known for a week!!! She will play fof David. But, I can’t mention that one without talking about Blond #2’s crying buckets of tears for her soulmate. Won’t she be surprised when she hears and sees what he thought about the BB women.

        • Christal says:

          Well said!!

        • Christal says:

          Well said The Truth!

        • Angela says:

          Thank you.

      • Chris says:

        We’re talking specifically about Big Brother here. Have Howard, Candice, Andy, or Helen made any derogatory comments about anyone else based on their sexuality, race, or anything similar? If they have, I agree that they should be called out on it. If they haven’t, your argument doesn’t apply for this particular TV show.

      • Rick Johnson says:

        when black ppl do it with each other its used as a greeting such as wat up my n@# I agree with you about Paula Dean what was done to her was wrong and over something said 27 yrs ago as far as alec Baldwin goes well hes a total ahole anyway never did like him and your wrong there are some black people that are very much racist example the “The New Black Panthers” only my opinion

        • Tyler says:

          You obviously don’t know anything about the Paula Deen incident. Not only did she make racist comments, but she “allegedly” racially abused her employees. Paula Deen deserves everything she’s getting.

          • Christal says:

            Well sàid Tyler!

          • cindy says:

            You are an idiot. She never treated get employees bad. They said it was her brother that did that. Get your facts straight. It is not her job to baby sit her brother

        • AngieD says:

          Paula Deen was not ‘fired’ solely because of using the n word 27 yrs ago. The allegations against her and her brother were much more recent. The media focused on the nword for headline reasons.

      • Angel says:

        Well, maybe you should figure out, and draw conclusions for yourself. Who is the minority. It appears as though your no different than any other “white straight person” OH WOE IS ME, I am white, and straight, and male …. Such a hard life. I am reminded every day of my skin color, my ethnicity, my sexual orientation. I am, as a white straight male continually oppressed and discriminated against. I just have to live my life in constant fear that I’ll be the target of racist hate. Poor poor white people.

      • princesspr says:

        @Comment by Chuck Finley (AJ) …..

        Let’s stay on topic — shall we. Aaryn just didn’t single out one group, African Americans; this girl, I use the term girl; because an adult person would realize not be insensentive and realize that EVERYTHING you say will be on recorded. Not only that, it wasn’t just Howard (the sole Black man in the house) who questioned her speech….it was others as well.

        Additionally, she needs to be called out; because if you are in a game and the ONLY reason you are evicted other HG it’s because of their race or sexual preference then you need to be expelled. This is NOT what the game is all about. Oh, by the way, do not think it was lost on me as well as others the ONLY people put on slop were Helen (Asian) Andy (Gay) Ellisa (she do not like her becasue she is best friend w/Helen) and Candace (bi-racial)

        Although, you didn’t write it, you are defending what she said; besides you are using the wrong examples to make our point.

      • ferrah says:

        This has to be the most ignorant comment I’ve read my entire life. Blacks and Asian are a minority. How could you compare a black person making racial remarks to that of white’s?. Centuries long despicable abuse, murder and slavery is why there is a double standard. You’re ignorance is infuriating

        • Sandy Voigt says:

          Ferrah, do your research. Blacks were SOLD into slavery by their “brothers” in Africa. How do you think black people got to America????? Duh…..Who’s ignorant now?

          • Patrick says:

            All the rich black people go back to Africa to visit their roots but, none of them stay.Why , if its so bad here? What about the Chinese,Italians,Irish ?

      • Jason666 says:

        OMG u dont know what the dif is time for u to take a history class pal cuz maybe u might not make that remark if u did

      • Sandy Voigt says:

        I couldn’t agree more with this statement. It seems that blacks always get a pass on their “racists” comments. A great example is Jamie Foxx snickering about how “all the white people were killed” at the end of his movie, D’Jango Unchained. It was “mentioned” on the Nightly News and Entertainment Tonight ONCE and that was it!

    • Lisa Jones says:

      No it’s not enough!!!! People tuned in to see if CBS did anything and they really didn’t!!! So we are now boycotting Big Brother, CBS, and the sponsors. STAND UP CBS!

      • Rook says:

        If CBS did something it would go against all the BB rules. These people are isolated from the outside, saying something or removing a houseguest would effect the players. Plus the racist label is going to be attached to them for a long time.

      • sheryl g says:

        What is Julie Chen thinking?? This is so wrong! !!

    • Christal says:

      At least evicted house guest David is away from Aaryn’s grasp before he got too involved with her! He must be breathing a sigh of relief and thankful he got to see the true person she is!!

      • tripoli says:

        Well considering he made some racists remarks about Candice before he left, I think they would have made quite the disgusting racist couple. Better for us that they can no longer feed off each other.

  2. Rebecca Parker says:

    They hardly outed GinaMarie, though they should have. She said the most offensive thing in the house and it wasn’t shown… yet.

    • dude says:

      But Aaryn is the most hateful racist/homophobe, even though she didn’t get as tacky as GinaMarie, she’s the one that deserves to be outed the most. She’s horrible.

      • S says:

        So true, what she said about welfare and black people(obviously the derogatroy term) was just so bad it makes me sad for anyone that knows her. I am glad that Aaryn was shown, but GinaMarie and Spencer have also said some horrible things. Jeremy has said some pretty terrible things as well, a few times about Jewish people. I hope BB continues to show these people because given that America has a vote for MVP those who are disgusting should be shown to be disgusting, not edited.

      • Rook says:

        I agreed that Aaryn is horrible and I wish she would get voted out, however I did notice when she was doing the asian accent she was coping the comedy bit Nail Salon by Anjelah Johnson (Its on youtube). It doesn’t really make up for anything as she is still racist.

      • Di says:

        This is true about Aaryn she is horrible,she is a beautiful girl on the outside, but that is not what counts,her inside is ugly

    • Josh says:

      And nothing for Jeremy was shown or Spencer…

  3. Adam Benson says:

    The thing that makes me happy is knowing that they have all lost their real jobs outside of the house :) they deserve all the sadness they get in life.

    • dsrbroadway says:

      Even better that while they think they’re hot stuff on the show, they have no clue they’re unemployed and America hates them. It’s gonna be a rude awakening!

      • Adam Benson says:

        I hope when they are evicted, Julie says to them your house guests have taped good bye messages and btw you have been fired from your job

      • Midori says:

        I find it funny that this sight thinks that all of America hates racist homophobes when I’d say at least a third of the country is racist or a homophobe. Ever been to the south? They think it’s still the 1800s? Ever been to Boston? The Catholic Irish aren’t friendly to outsiders, they just pretend it’s because they are drunk.

        • The letter J says:

          Wow, you have issues. I’ve lived in the South and Boston. Sure there are some racist people, but they’re hardly the majority. I think you need a new social group.

          • Joe says:

            I live in the south too and you’re a liar.

          • Lilly says:

            I’ve lived in the South for the last 30 years, having spent the first 21 in Michigan, Missouri and Virginia. And you are wrong, a liar, or indeed need to find yourself a “new social group” to hang around!

        • CarolinaGirl says:

          Are you kidding me? That is a ridiculous and ignorant comment. I am in South Carolina, and guess what, the whites and blacks and straights and gays are all allowed to play together. The people here are just as outraged by the comments made as the rest of America. And lets please remember that GinaMarie is from Staten Island, not the South, so clearly racism is EVERYWHERE.

        • Sunshine says:

          As someone from the South, I find your comment offensive. We think it’s at least the 1950’s. With iPhones and iPads.

    • Wrstlgirl says:

      All? I believe only the two girls that were outed tonight have lost their jobs. Spencer is union and cannot be fired.

    • gross says:

      I think it’s truly disgusting to see such hate played off as jokes, but I have hope she will be brandished a racist the rest of her life. This golden girl’s life is about to get a lot worse than it was before BB. Suck Aryan!

  4. matt says:

    Here’s to hoping they keep showing this stuff. The home audience that doesn’t pay attention to this news or the live feeds needs to be kept in the loop of what’s happening.

    • Anon says:

      The comments that were FINALLY aired is an example of way to little to late.

      It was not a serious attempt to show what had been covered up, but a 2 and half minute “placate” in response to viewer outrage.

      I was still reeling from how little they had shown (more comments racist/homophobic/misogynist comments by Aaryn, Gina Marie, Kaitlin, Spencer, and Jeremy and the targeted attacks and behind the group attacking that occurred because of their attitude) when it cuts to contestant Jessie wishing she had a lover in the house……………..Really BB production?

      I feel like they tried to re-illustrate the racist comments as just one bad contestant, instead of showing the culture of hate speech that has been treated so casually and even laughed off by half a dozen members of the house. I noticed that the aired literally the ONE time Kaitlin actually said a racist comment was rude, when she has been consistently laughing at them and even making her own remarks – “You can’t trust gays in this game”.

      And they ONLY aired remarks that was made about another contestants ethnicity when that contestant wasn’t there to hear. Helen hearing Aaryn say that Helen was the only Asian she ever met who didn’t do nails and then doing her insulting Asian accent was glaringly left out.

      It is better than nothing….but not by much. It was just so obviously a token, instead of a real attempt to show what had occurred to the non live feed viewing audience, that it came off as a “pat of the head”. I would be dollars to donuts that if the media hadn’t begun covering not only the contestant remarks but CBS editing out of the comments, we wouldn’t have seen what little we did.

      Your viewers aren’t as ignorant as your contestants BB production.

      • bee says:

        You are so right on!! BB basically threw America ‘a bone’ to shut them up. They didn’t address it at all, showed VERY little, and definitely didn’t include all the hateful racists in the house.

        CBS/BB–That was pathetic and shameful.

        • Paul says:

          I disagree. Showing something is better then ignoring it. I didn’t even expect them to show this much.

  5. yeah ok says:

    Yes. Please continue to show how these people TRULY feel and think. Less people I have to deal with.

  6. Laquisha says:

    They did leave a lot out, but at least they addressed it finally.

  7. dsrbroadway says:

    Yes I do think it was enough. It was in the context of the social game, which made it an appropriate door to broach the subject. Any further and the risk making this a show about “real life in a bubble” which is not the focus of the show any more.

    • Anon says:

      Well, lol, glad we have you to tell us how we should perceive what the show is “really” about. : D

      Honest, no offense, but BB has lots of viewers and while you may enjoy one aspect of the show, it is watched or many reasons. I disagree, and think they do need to show the pack mentality of the racist attitude shown.

      • I don’t think that’s what he was trying to say. Big Brother is about a bunch of people in a house playing a game to win a half a million dollars in the end. I rather see game play, alliances, fights in the house, competitions, breakdowns, then see a whole episode of racist comments. They addressed it.

        • Anon says:

          Again, there is a lot of different reasons to watch any tv show…and while I respect your viewpoint, I both disagree with it and also think that saying “well, the focus of the show is x not y” is a false premise to start off with.

          I simply don’t think any one viewer can speak for all viewers as to why they watch the show and what they get from it.

          Of course we all have preferences, but that is each to their own, not one for all. : D

          • I never once said the focus on the show is this or that. I said what I would rather see then watching an episode full of rascist comments. Big Brother is advertised as a summer guilty pleasure, not a path-breaking television show.

            If the premise of the show is not about a bunch of people in a house battling it out for a half million dollars then what is it? So are you trying to say you don’t want to see game play? You want to see 40-45 minutes of just rascist comments? Because judging by what is out there, there is more than that to fill up the whole weeks of broadcast.

          • jess says:

            Give it.up. If cbs would have shown all the comments it would have takin the whole show up and maybe even some lawsuits i think ppl are glad they even showed that sure didnt expect them to thanks!

      • dude says:

        At the end of the day, this is still a game show. Should we get to see an honest portrayal of these people? Of course but it shouldn’t take focus from the actual game. I don’t need a two-hour reel of every racist thing that’s been said. The one thing you’re forgetting is that Aaryn and her crew are already getting the “villain edit.” CBS isn’t trying to make you like them. It’s not like they’re ignoring that behaviour because it doesn’t fit in with the “likable hero” archetype they want you to buy in to, they’re showing what awful people they are. You’re not suppose to like Aaryn.

        • Exactly. 100 percent agree with this. They’re not trying to make Aaryn a front runner or someone you should root for, they’re actually doing quite the opposite.

        • tripoli says:

          They are only now getting the villain edit. Sure, Aaryn and Jeremy were already somewhat unlikable but for the most part until the issue was raised the viewing audience at home was probably not yet sold on either of them being villains. They were in the majority of house guests who hated Elissa simply for being related to Rachel, which sure made me like them a hell of a lot less. Most of them were slowly but surely becoming unlikable just for that. Nothing over the top was shown until tonight, which was obviously the bare minmum CBS was willing to offer up to placate the viewing public. I was glad to see they did air some of the comments but it sure won’t stop them from continuing to stock the house with questionable house guests in the future.

  8. katzen says:

    I am hoping that with them showing this to those that do not have live feeds, there will be more complaints and further action by CBS. There is zero tolerance for physical assaults and there should be for racist and homophobic statements.

  9. mikey says:

    I think it was unfair to only single the two out, when many more of the houseguests are making offensive comments, including Amanda. They need to “out” the others too, especially Jeremy and Spencer, who the biggest offenders.

    • Gracie says:

      While I agree that this is a wretched bunch, getting rid of them en masse would decimate the population of the house and we’d end up with only a handful of contestants to fill up the next two-and-half months. It would basically destroy the game and, perhaps, the franchise. Just because we have a bunch of a-holes in the house right now is not a good enough reason (to me) to endanger the future of Big Brother overall.

  10. sccates says:

    In this time of the Deen controversy these people should be called out and not allowed to participate. Poor bunch of contestants this year– might get viewers back if they weeded out the offensive ones.

    • I think it is a little too extreme to kick someone off a reality show for saying racist comments. They did not say any of these things to the person or discriminate them directly because of something. If they said “I nominate Candice because shes black” or “I am voting to evict Helen because she’s asian” then yes kick them out because that is directly effecting the game somehow.

      I think people need to realize that such people exist in this world, so kicking them out is just covering up the real problem. They have been dealt with where it counts- they both lost their jobs, and Spencer is probably going to be in trouble based on the reports. Plus the fact that it was an unpaid leave of absence is also a good thing- he’s not getting paid while he’s being a racist.

      • Amy says:

        How ridiculous and disgusting are not only this year’s contestants but also the idiotic viewers that think that these comments are really not that bad and that there’s no call to remove them?! Really?! Please let me educate you on why RACIST and HOMOPHOBIC slurs are SO MUCH worse than idiotic immature behavior. The latter is a form of entertainment, and the former are part of the civil rights issues we have been fighting for DECADES!!! Shame on you for dismissing it as unimportant, inconsequential, and just part of television. The contestants that are taking part of these behaviors are just bullies and I truly believe in karma and personally can’t wait for it to it to bite them in the ass as soon as they leave the show!

        • Excuse me? I think your the one that needs to be educated on how to be respectful. Your calling me an idiot for saying that they don’t need to be removed from the game? I never once condoned anything that was said. I never once said anything that you are blindly accusing me of. It’s not my fault that I am being realistic in a situation like this. So I think your the one that needs the education of how to read because clearly you didn’t even see anything I wrote.

          • bizzle says:

            Yasin, the problem with allowing the houseguests to stay is that no one, not even CBS, would condone allowing houseguests to stay if they were physically assaulting one another. Yet, they seem ok with allowing someone like Aaryn to verbally and emotionally assault another houseguest like Helen. She’d be kicked off the show if she slapped Helen but not kicked off if she tells her she’s the only asian she knows who doesn’t do nails and then follows it up with a fake asian accent of a nail salon worker caricature. The worst part is that Helen can’t leave. She’s being emotionally and verbally abused and she has to endure it. We get a small insight into that trapped feeling when Howard basically points out that he’s here to play a game and has to focus on that goal at the expense of confronting the racism he’s witnessing. I feel that form of abuse needs to be addressed by CBS.

          • sheryl g says:

            Yasmin Yasmin Yasmin. Really! Amy is correct in her comments, you sound ridiculous “spencer not being paid while being a racist “WOW! Amy just schooled you, educated you and most of all embarrassed you.


        • sheryl g says:

          Oh my god well said

          • Are you kidding? All she did was embarass herself? You clearly need to be educated and learn how to read.

            First of all your being extremely rude making fun of me, my name is Yasin not Yasmin so technically your being homophobic to me.

            If you guys start saying that people should be removed from the house because they “verbally assaulted” someone than whats the point of having conflict? I’m not condoning or saying what they are doing is right, but if you are start censoring everything they say then all your doing is creating a facade.

    • Keith says:

      Let their housemates decide when to evict them-they are the one’s that have to live with them

  11. Paula says:

    Why does Paula Deen get ripped apart for something years ago which was clearly a mistake but these racist idiots get to stay on tv????

    • B says:

      Paula Deen gets torn apart because of the double standard. Alec Baldwin’s homophobic comments are far more damaging AND current … and what do you want to bet he’ll get another Emmy nomination later this month for the final season of the low-rated “30 Rock.”

      The bar isn’t exactly set high on “Big Brother.” Trust me, CBS is probably enjoying any free publicity it can get.

    • The whole Paula Deen thing is getting blown out of porportion, however I think the fact that she had the diabetes scandal so recently, that’s what contributed to her fall.

      • Evan says:

        That’s it exactly. It’s not just the racial comments having been made for Paula Deen, its the whole diabetes thing as well. There was no way for proper outrage to be given in regards to it via those who aren’t fans of hers. With the racism now also in play, they’re able to use that as their springboard.

      • Warner says:

        No, it was the wanting of a “plantation wedding” that shows me her current mentality.

        • Sadie says:

          And pray tell me what’s wrong with wanting a “plantation wedding”? I think it would be beautiful and reminiscent of the good old “Gone with the Wind” days! Don’t you think it a bit two faced that wealthy families in the North had servants back in those days, but it was only the South who got crucified for it? Wealthy families TODAY have servants. Do you really think Obama and Mama prepare and serve their own food??? Who do you think takes care of the garden Michelle wanted?Just a little food for thought.

          • Grace Noble says:

            Are you serious? If you think the Obamas (or any wealthy Northern family …your words, not mine) having servants is in any way equitable to plantation slavery then you are incredibly ignorant. I doubt it has occurred to you, but, unlike slaves, servants today are usually well-educated, certainly well-paid, with holidays, vacation time, and insurance benefits provided to them. They are seldom chained, beaten or forced to eat the scraps left over from their employers, er, owners’, plates. Servants today can vote, own their own homes, raise families, a plethora of things slaves were denied. Your argument is ludicrous and your choice to drag the Obamas into the discussion about slavery and use them as a point in your favor of refuting the error of Paula Deen”s desire to have “slaves” at her plantation wedding is inherently racist.If you wanted to make your point neutrally you could have at least used a wealthy white family as your example but you just had to go with the Obamas (whose servants/residential employees are employed by the US Government and not the Obamas personal slaves as you would infer).

    • Britt says:

      Paula Deen is getting ripped apart because she and her brother have been accused of fostering a hostile work environment for women and black people. If this was a simple fact of her just saying the n-word 30 years ago, like her fans and the media want people to think, this would have blown over by now.

    • Dys says:

      Getting rid of Paula Dean saves companies millions of dollars and gives them the ability to say that they don’t have someone representing them that at the moment could unfortunately give them a bad name. That isn’t the same as BB contestants who have a three months shelf life tops, aren’t making millions, and aren’t considered to tarnish CBS. BB’s ratings are lower so in that respect that can be considered bad, but then again, the ratings were low for the first episode too and that was before anyone knew of what would happen.

    • Josh says:

      Paula Deen is getting ripped for far more than using a derogatory term. Unfortunately we Americans can’t be bothered to learn facts, but boy do we run our mouths as if we know everything.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Either air all the dirty laundry or don’t show anything. Quit playing favorites with the houseguests CBS.

  13. Katy says:

    Aaryn completely deserved to be outed but not anymore than Spencer, GinaMarie, Jeremy, or any of the others. The whole segment made it look like it was only Aaryn saying those things when I’ve heard worse come from others in the house. To me it just seemed like the segment was another way to make it seem like it was good (Elissa) vs. evil (Aaryn). Also having Amanda be one of the HGs to comment on Aaryn’s comments was absurd when last week she made a homophobic remark herself. They should have highlighted everyone and not singled out a specific person.

    • Anon says:

      Well said.

    • Nameless says:

      I have to wonder though if that’s coming. Like tonight’s episode was a pretty heavy aaryn focus based on her winning HOH, so maybe we’ll see more as the game progresses and some of the other offenders start to be featured more? I am glad they showed some of it however…

      • Amanda says:

        I think so, too. The way Aaryn has be acting on live feeds since winning HoH there was absolutely no way they could edit around her anymore. She actually kinda forced the hand for herself to be outed by being such a raging tyrant in the game this week. So we’ll see what else happens.

  14. brad carr says:

    Has Anyone Listened To Any Rap Music? The Stuff They Say In That IsThe Same Thing Paula Said And A Whole Lot Worse Than Anything Said In Big Brother But Thats Ok, I Guess I Don’t Understand. Is It Ok For Some pEople To Say Things And Not Others?

    • Jo says:

      It’s called context and intent. You’ll learn all about it when you get to sixth grade English.

    • Dys says:

      Do those rappers represent the same companies and network that Paula Dean did? People are too eager to make comparisons based on similarities while conveniently ignoring the differences that speak volumes.

    • Britt says:

      What does rap music have to do with Paula Deen’s and these BB a-holes’ actions? A political ideology always whines about people ~taking personal responsibility~, but when it comes to themselves or people they sympathize with, they deflect and say “what about *them*?”

    • sheryl g says:

      Oh you understand, you are a supporter of Aaryn, spencer, GM and Paula

    • Bucky says:

      You are obviously a racist… .. *quote*… the stuf… “THEY” say…… Please remove yourself from any intelligent conversation.. Go watch ROOTS.. maybe hopefully, you will grow a conscience. Unless you are black, you have no idea, none what it’s like to live in this society. I am not black, I am white, and many times… so ashamed of our race. :(

  15. I think what CBS needs to do, so that it is a compromise for both the network and the fans that want to know the truth, is let it be posted on Youtube, Hulu and sites such as those. That way those that would like to know what is actually happening, can also see it.

    I definitly think that it would be wrong for the network to air it all out at once, I think they tested the waters and see what the reaction is to this before they air any more if it. Also like some people said, it was rough to hear. Do you think all the viewers will continually watch an hour of people being racist? I don’t think so. So the already low ratings would go even lower. So I think the network should be applauded for what they at least did.

  16. I wish I could go one friggin day of my life without hearing some sanctimonious windbag tossing the word racist around.

  17. Kim says:

    Has to be the worst BB to date. These contestants are classless. It’s never okay to use the N word regardless of race, being hateful because of ones sexual preference etc. Worst BB ever. CBS just lost a viewer.

  18. kentky says:

    I guess women must be an easier target for CBS, but Jeremy and Spencer are worse than Aaryn and Gina Marie. Jeremy and Spencer are loathesome human beings.

    • Melanie says:

      All four you named are horrid, but man, I hate Jeremy and Spencer. CBS has enough footage to show their misogyny to fill a whole episode.

  19. Lilly says:

    I don’t wish to rile people up, but what am I missing here? Yes, the racist and other comments are bad. I’d prefer to have a racist-free household. Then again, I wish they’d selected people based on their diversity of character and interesting back-stories rather than how good they look in a bikini on camera!

    Why in the world should these people be removed or otherwise punished for being idiots (racists)? I don’t see any call for removal of all the foul-mouthed, selfish people in the game who obviously got everything they wanted in high school – heck, wouldn’t that be over half the house?! What makes a racist so MUCH worse than any other moron in the world? Surely you’re not going to admit that gays or other minorities are less able to stand up to such nonsense than all the “bitches” everyone is calling the women this season.

    As long as CBS airs the comments and fairly represents everything going on in the house as much as possible, and protects the trapped house guests from being unfairly bullied because of racism, what’s the problem? For example, how is it any more difficult for Andy to “bear” being called a f*g than it is for Elissa to be ganged up on for two weeks? These selfish, big-mouthed, idiots are already reaping the consequences of their actions – as they should be – both in their personal lives (whether or not they know it yet) and in the way the fans are going to award the MVP.

    • bizzle says:

      Racism and prejudice are worse than singling someone out because the target is being abused within a class of people. The reason we’ve taken certain discrimination more seriously than others is due to specific abuses specific classes have suffered historically.

      That is, Elissa is being targeted because either they don’t like her game, her as a person, or due to her affiliation with her sister. The comments about Andy are due to his orientation and not based on his personality.

      I do agree that the misogyny should be given equal attention as the other verbal and emotional abusiveness.

  20. Mike R. says:

    While I believe there should be air time on future weeks dedicated to the awful misogynistic and homophobic comments of Spencer( who was the C-Word a lot) and others. This was a start and a departure from previous seasons, when they don’t address them at all in the live show.

  21. Leigh Ann says:

    How about if u don’t like what is said then quit watching the show? Maybe then CBS/BB will get the hint..

    • JEst says:

      It is clear that plenty of people have, done that but that doesn’t mean that with so many articles around concerning what happens, that people won’t at least have interest in reading those articles and stating opinions.

  22. Britt says:

    CBS knew what most of these cretins were all about when the cast them. They only showed these people showing their butts because there were so many of them who said it and viewers weren’t tuning in. How many seasons has CBS glorified and pushed BB contestants who said sexist, homophobic and racist garbage? They just ignored it because it was said by castmembers they wanted to highlight and promote as stars of the show.

  23. Deanna Bennett says:

    Kick these people off of the show! They do NOT deserve to even get a chance to win this money! Shame on them and shame on you CBS

  24. Ricci says:

    I don’t think CBS should not have outted them due to safety and privacy concerns, but SHOULD HAVE quietly dismissed them from the show. They should not be allowed to stay and be able to participate in a game where the basis of which is to live together in a house with a bunch of people from all different backgrounds. Our first amendment allows us to say what ever we want but they should never allow people who are not tolerant of others because of their differences to get any more face time on TV.

    • I think the reason why they can’t dismiss them is because technically they have a contract and they didn’t break any rules in there contract. From what I remember reading and what cast members have said publicly you can not dismiss them from the show unless they have broken any rules or are in a physical danger to the other contestants.
      There was no where in there contract where you get expelled for being racist. The main thing that CBS can do is edit the show in a way that all the racist people look bad. Spencer is being out to be very unlikable. Jeremy and Aaryn are being made out to be ruthless and vindictive. Even GinaMaries is starting to annoy people

    • misha says:

      I think the contestants pretty much abandoned their privacy when they signed up for the show. You really can’t argue privacy issues when you can be watched through live feeds.

  25. Tim says:

    First off—There is no need to try to edit or sugar coat this. People are people and that is their OPINION. It is not “Racist” If everything has to be 100% Politically Correct…Where is the outcry every time Chris Rock calls a white person a CRACKER. It is no different, the comment about the Asian girl to go make rice…was just a Insensitive remark it is not “RACIST” As a matter of FACT…Asian People happen to eat a lot of RICE….so insensitive Absolutely Racist No. It is just as “RACIST” OR “BIGOTED” to not allow people to voice their Displeasure about Homosexuals. Again EVERY ONE is entitled to their OPINION. Yes we can Agree or Disagree with that Opinion and that is our choice. Also GAY is not a “Race” if is a lifestyle. I have never seen a survey question list that listed Homosexual as a “Race” if they want then lets start adding it everywhere than people can “out” themself about their “Race”. TV and society has become too politically correct that it is now Incorrect. If you take it to the Extreme then any one who is complaining about them as racist is being a racist themselves…cause you are condemning them the same was they were condemning others…so therefore it is just as racist against them.

    It is better that we do something different….They are not “Racist” they are ignorant of others. So lets call it what it is. The best thing is to educate people better and introduce diversity and understanding…but calling every one a “RACIST” just for saying something rude or distasteful is stupid in its own right.

    Finally I am Of Mixed Race and I acknowledge both of my lineages and my heredity and am PROUD of both. I am Educated with 3 degrees. and I see Racism Daily. The sad thing it is being PROMOTED by the Media just as this is doing right here. Lets make a difference and educate people people better.

    • Anon says:

      With 3 degrees you think you would be able to tell that hate speech concerning homosexual orientation is referred to as “homophobic”, not racist.

    • Anna says:

      Really? 3 degrees and you write things like “They aren’t racist, they’re just ignorant of others” *cough” Ignorance is the main cause of xenophobia which leads very often to racism in multicultural society. Besides, I don’t think that you being of mixed heritage, and trying so hard to honor your 2 heredities, give you the right to downplay very serious and still current issues. You wanna live in a colorblind world? Good for you but for the moment, acknowledge that we aren’t still there and for some people who cannot pass off because they don’t happen to be of mixed heritage, racism is a daily reality.

    • A says:

      If you had actually read this article, you would have noticed that it has referred to both “racist” and “homophobic” comments. No one is saying homosexual is a race.

    • Wow.

      Are you actually condoning what they are saying? It’s hateful stuff, they shouldn’t be saying it.

    • Marie says:

      With 3 degrees one would also think you’d have mastered the art of grammar and proper capitalization at some point. Apparently not.

      While you are correct that homosexuality is not a race, it is also not a lifestyle. Orientation would be more correct. Lifestyle implies a choice and implies a similarity in attitudes, possessions, habits and interests of everyone of that orientation, which couldn’t be further from the truth.

      You might want to rethink your idea of a racist comment vs. an opinion. Rice is good would be an opinion. Aaryn’s nasty aside (nasty is my opinion) that Helen go make rice because she’s Asian is not an opinion. Spencer calling the women the c-word is not an opinion. Hate speech is not opinion – it is just hateful.

  26. Whitney says:

    The comments aired made my stomach turn. But I’m not suprised at all. The BB house has been comprised of all white people and one or two minorities every season. The racial intolerance is shown by the casting alone. These comments shouldn’t have come as a shock.

  27. Amanda says:

    Aaryn and GinaMarie should be removed from BB15 due to the racist comments and, that’s now how u run a tv reality show..and with kids watching it and they think it will me alright to say to someone.. and i agree with Whitney too,

    • A says:

      I can’t wait for them to leave too, but using kids watching as an excuse is not a good reason IMO. Young kids shouldn’t be watching a show like this in the first place. The content is too mature and inappropriate for them.

  28. Brett says:

    How funny it will be when they get voted out and no one claps!

    • A says:

      I hope that when Aryan gets evicted she gets booed again like they booed her last week when she cast her vote to evict Elissa. I honestly can’t wait to see how her eviction interview with Julie goes.

  29. Jooshua says:

    Things sure have changed here on Walton’s Mountain.

  30. Jay says:

    This is the first year where I am enjoying the UK version of Big Brother than the US version. The contestants are interesting, the theme Secrets and Lies is paying off and the tasks are really entertaining.

    They casts includes a pair of twins, a gay ex-cop, a lesbian who talks to flies, a lady of leisure, a pimp/gambling addict, a real life Edina Monsoon, a hot deaf kid, a boxer and a mother daughter team.

    The first week they put a ln actor in to mess with the house by doing things like putting all their suit cases in an industrial shredder.

    Last weeks food challenge was great, they recreated a zombie apocolypse and made half the house go into quarantine .

  31. Rodney says:

    I like Brown Rice … O-M-G!!!!! … I must be a racist LOL!

  32. Bob says:

    Hmm…anyone find it interesting that the most racist person on BB is name Aaryn, which is a truly unique name fairly close in spelling to Aryan??? Makes you wonder if the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree.

    • Lana says:

      I thought that exact same thing when I first heard about her comments. I’ve never seen the name spelled like that before, and I’m thinking the blue eyed blonde apple might not have fallen too far fron the racist tree.

    • HigVoltageBlonde says:

      Aaryn/Aryan – first thing I thought about. Don’t think it’s coincidence..

  33. Bobby says:

    Uh, with a name like Aaryn, which is very close to aryan, as in ARYAN NATION, is anyone really surprised?

  34. TamH says:

    As a subscriber of the live feeds, I wish I had known what spoiled, privileged, brats these contestants were before buying it. I wouldn’t have! I think they should throw out Jeremy, Aaryn, Ginamarie, Spencer, and Kaitlin with all of their racist and homophobic comments and bring back some favs to spice this season up!

  35. Tina B. says:

    First of all, I knew from the get go that Aaryn was evil, the way she made a snap judgement and “figured out” exactly Elissa’s motive for hiding her secret. That girl is crazy with a capital C and don’t even get me started on the clown. I think BB should not only let ALL viewers know about the comments but in response to the lowest ratings ever, they need to get rid of them. What I would do if I was in charge of the show is there are 4 of them that are making these comments right? Aaryn, Gina (airhead) Marie, Spencer and who else? Anyway, I would get rid of Aaryn and another big head leader, if it’s Spencer that is making the most racial comments, it should be him. Make examples of the leaders of the group and scare the other ones as well. Then I would call a meeting of everyone in the house and show ALL the comments that have been made behind everyone’s backs and let the other two sink or swim. Does anybody have the live feeds? As disgusting as this is, I would like to know ALL that was said, I would greatly appreciate it, thanks!

  36. Jennifer says:

    So sick of the racial card. Freaking grown up. Blacks think white people get away talking smack. When all races talk smack about one another. But truth is u hear more black folk talking smack about white and Mexicans then any. And white folk time about black and Mexicans. So between the black and white people yaw need to figure sometime out before all u enter a hit list.

  37. Zomnombie says:

    “Everyone’s a little bit racist, sometimes” Avenue Q.

    • sheryl g says:

      A family show is not the place to be “A LITTLE RACIST ” . That’s like saying “I was only abused a little”

      • Lilly says:

        A family show? Seriously? There is NOT ONE thing on this show I would want my daughter to “learn” from – except maybe how to OVERCOME bigots and bullies.

  38. Aaron says:

    I don’t think anyone should be ejected for the game for their racism (no one in the past has gotten the boot no matter what horrible garbage they spewed), but it certainly can’t help their chances in the game. Luckily, along with the few hate-filled contestants, there are a few people we can actually get behind (Helen, Nick, Andy, Amanda, McCrae, Howard, Candice, Judd) so it could at least be worth watching the rest of the season.

    • kavyn says:

      Completely agree with you. There have been many racist remarks said in past games as well that weren’t aired, but this season by far is the worst. If anything the racist comments add to the drama, and as long as CBS shows what they say on tv then it’s more harmful for them to stay in the house than to kick them out. 2-3 months worth of racist and homophobic remarks is a lot harder for those House guests to recover from than one week of it followed by getting kicked out.

  39. regina smith says:

    Why is it that we as americans whether American born or not can’t grasp the concept that racism is no longer acceptable? Publicized racism will forever get attention, if you choose to be a racist that’s your prerogative. Once you go public with your ignorance, you should be ready to accept the consequences of whatever it may be.

  40. regina smith says:

    Just sad

  41. JACC says:

    Ignorant people making comments because they have no sense and lack anything of substance to speak of. Aaryn & GinaMarie should be kicked off the show and the next two contestants brought in!! Now…there’s a TWIST!!!

    • Lilly says:

      Although I do not agree that idiots shouldn’t be kicked off the show for showing their racist stripes any more than shallow people or mean girls should be removed for showing their stripes, it IS a funny idea as a twist!

  42. kavyn says:

    Aaryn’s statements have been the most discussed over the internet, but GinaMarie and Spencer have also said some incredibly racist/homophobic stuff. Jeremy has also said some really offensive things about the HGs (specifically Elissa’s family) that should also be seen, but not aired on tv.

    Kaitlin, Amanda, David, and Howard have also made some comments iirc, but they were mostly one-time things and not remotely to the same caliber as the statements made by Aaryn, GinaMarie, Spencer and Jeremy.

  43. tripoli says:

    I small step in the right direction I suppose but I doubt it will stop them from continuing to fill the house with questionable people in the future.

  44. Ricky says:

    Thursday I would like to see two houseguest called to the Diary Room and removed while the three on the block remain safe to play another week(s).

  45. It’s to bad that we can’t vote Aaryn OUT ALONG WITH EVERYONE ELSE WHO HAD HATEFUL THINGS TO SAY !!

  46. If CBS wanted to right these wrongs than maybe they should wait for two or three more people to be evicted and than make a move to right the wrongs by taking the offending people off the program and replace them with the two or three guest that have been sent packing to keep the numbers correct. Just an idea to keep the numbers correct and possibly throw a wrench into the moving company controlling everything.

  47. Not only is her first name very close to the Aryan Nation her last name is definitly German.

  48. Jason says:

    Here’s an Idea folks, why don’t you all just stop watching stupid “so-called” reality shows and maybe all the drama will stop. I mean seriously is this the worst thing going on in the world today? We need to stop worrying about the lives of people on an obviously scripted set of shows, and worry more about the state of our country and economy. Worry about helping our fellow humans than worrying about who got thrown off of what reality series. For f%@#s sake people get a life!

  49. Anne says:

    Umm its a no brainer she’d be racist look at the stupid way her name is spelt. Deliberate slur by her parents and she’s obviously learned from them