Aaryn Gries says she’s sorry for the racial slurs, she may have said during Big Brother 15. She said that her racist and homophobic comments were misinterpreted, and even though the Big Brother house has a live feed 24/7, she denies even saying those remarks.
Aaryn made it through nine episodes before they kicked her out of the house, but by then, the damaging remarks cost her in the outside world. Julie Chen interviewed her in front of a live audience. Julie wanted to ask Aaryn why or how she could say such harsh things about other people. It had to be an awkward time between the two of them because Aaryn said racial remarks against Asian people as well. In July, Julie remarked, that when she heard the anti-Asian remarks from Aaryn, like "Go make a bowl of Rice" and referring to Asians as "squinty-eyed," she took it personally. Those remarks were offensive to her.
Amanda Zuckerman warned Aaryn on several occasions to watch what she said. Even the producers would come on over the loud speaker in the house and warn everyone to be careful of what they say. Most of the house-guests listened, but a few like Aaryn, did not.
According to Reality TV World, Aaryn defensively explained herself this way, “Being Southern, it's a stereotype. And I have said some things that have been taken completely out of context and wrong and I do not mean to ever come off racist. I -- that's not me, and I apologize to anyone that I've offended for that.” She continued on to say, “I do not remember saying those things."
Aaryn lost her job in at the Zephyr Talent modeling agency because of her racist remarks. Her mother had to hire a publicist to deal with damage control.