Fallout Continues for Expelled Contestants of “Big Brother” Show
For the two former contestants who expressed racist and homophobic sentiments on the set of the reality TV show “Big Brother”, the fallout from their comments will be far reaching.
Both Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman were summarily expelled from the show by CBS after the live feed showed the two sharing offensive remarks with one another about the Asian, African-American, and homosexual contestants.
Now, both young women are finding out how difficult modern society can be when it places near felon-like employment status or near sex offender status on people guilty of uttering politically incorrect statements.
Obviously both women need to work through their animosity towards people of diverse backgrounds, but the statements they uttered have also made them toxic to industries that thrive on public image. Gries was released by her modelling agency following the comments she made.
Now, the East Coast Pageant company which employs Zimmerman has terminated her over her remarks. The East Coast Pageant hold competitions for young girls to express the talents and inner beauty.
East Coast USA Tells TMZ, GinaMarie has been an employee for 5 years — but insist, “We have never known this side of GinaMarie or have ever witnessed such acts of racism in the past.”
The pageant says, “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.”
“In a business where we are surrounded by beauty every day we are saddened to see something so ugly come from someone we put on a very high pedestal.”
Zimmerman’s comments are completely out of harmony with the mission statement of the company. In terminating Zimmerman, the pageant company called her racist comments “unforgivable behavior” – strong words in deed.
CBS has addressed the recent use of racial and homophobic slurs on Big Brother 15, insisting that the network does not condone such behavior.
“Big Brother is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7, and seeing every moment of their lives,” the network said.
“At times, the houseguests reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone.”
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