Two Big Brother Contestants Fired for Slurs
Jul 03 2013 07:00 pm CET
The hate speech controversy swirling around summer reality series Big Brother intensified Wednesday, as news reports indicate two of this season's houseguests have been fired from their jobs.
Aspiring model Aaryn Gries was dropped from her agency, Zephyr Talent, as of midnight Tuesday. Here's what the agency posted on their Facebook page: "Aaryn, season 15 cast member of Big Brother, revealed prejudices and other beliefs that we (Zephyr Talent) do not condone. We certainly find the statements made by Aaryn on the live Internet feed to be offensive. Any views or opinions expressed in personal commentary by Aaryn, either on any live feed from the House or during the broadcast, are hers alone and do not represent the views or opinions of Zephyr Talent. Upon much consideration, we have decided to release Aaryn from her contract with Zephyr Talent.
GinaMarie Zimmerman was also fired from her day job as a pageant coordinator with East Coast USA Pageant, Inc. In a statement posted on TMZ, the company said, "We are actually thankful that this show let us see GinaMarie for who she truly is. We would never want her to be a role model to our future contestants."
Of course, none of the offending remarks made by either contestant have been shown on the edited Big Brother broadcasts. We'll see if any of the brouhaha gets mentioned on Wednesday's live eviction show.
Mike McComb – TVLatest.com
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