US: Big Brother contestant dropped by modelling agency for homophobic slur
A contestant on the new series of Big Brother, has caused controversy during the first week, by using homophobic and racist slurs against fellow housemates, and has been dropped by her modelling agency for doing so.
Aaryn Gries referred to a gay housemate as “queer”, and said to an Asian-American housemate to “shut up and go and make some rice”.
Talking about housemate Andy’s nominations, she said: “No one’s going to vote for whoever that queer puts up”.
In a third incident, Gries referred to a black housemate, saying: “Be careful what you say in the dark, you might not be able to see that bitch.”
Zephyr Talent, in Austin, Texas, has said Gris will be dropped from their roster because of the slurs.
“Aaryn, season 15 cast member of Big Brother, revealed prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone,” the agency said in a statement.
Zephyr continues, ” We certainly find the statements made by Aaryn on the live Internet feed to be offensive. Upon much consideration, we have decided to release Aaryn from her contract with Zephyr Talent.”
The 22-year-old has caused so much controversy with her comments, that many have suggested that she should be ejected from the 15th season Big Brother House.