“Big Brother 15’s” Aaryn Gries, the house guest who lost a modeling contract over offensive racist and homophobic remarks she made on the show, has been telling racial jokes for years, but did not know they were offensive, according to a Sept. 20, 2013 TMZ report.
Aaryn told TMZ that “no one had expressed that I was taken that way” and wishes someone had warned her before she entered the “Big Brother 15” house that making such quips on television would make her look like a racist.
“I am not a racist… Sometimes you can say mindless things that will haunt you,” she said.
During her exit interview with Julie Chen upon being evicted from “Big Brother” on day 70, Aaryn blamed being Southern and a Texan for some of her statements, saying people talk like that where she’s from.
She now has reservations about that comment, and told TMZ, “Blaming Texas was the biggest mistake I made… I was in defense mode.”
Although Zephyr Talent dropped her from its roster, Aaryn told CBS 2 Los Angeles that she is still a hot commodity, as six modeling agencies are interested in her. She also made sure to take a jab at Zephyr saying during the interview, “To be honest with you, it wasn’t that great of an agency anyway.”
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