Andy Herren is the latest cast member of Big Brother 15 to be fired from his job outside the Big Brother house. Andy, who was a part-time instructor at the College of DuPage, agreed with a fellow houseguest recently when she called some of the other evicted contestants "robotic biracials". That prompted the college to issue a statement via their Facebook page distancing themselves from Herren, according to Queerty on Tuesday, Sept. 17.
As "Big Brother 15" crowns the winner of $500,000 Wednesday night, all three finalists can use the money, since all three have been fired from their jobs due to racist and homophobic statements uttered on the show.
Andy Herren himself was called a "queer" by evicted houseguest Ayrin Gries, and "Kermit the fag" by Spencer Clawson. But that didn’t stop him from joining in on the hate speech when he agreed with GinaMarie Zimmerman’s biracial comment.
The college where Herren is or was employed posted the following message on its Facebook page last week:
"Andy Herren has formerly worked for College of DuPage as a part-time instructor. He does not currently work for the College. Any behavior or language he uses on the CBS reality show "Big Brother" does not represent the opinions or values of College of DuPage".
Aaryn Gries was perhaps the poster child for the bad behavior inside the BB house this season. She was grilled by host Julie Chen the week she was evicted, and acted shocked when Chen read back some of the things she had said inside the house.
Gries was dropped from her modeling agency for her remarks. She insisted to Chen that she's not racist, and blamed her behavior on being from Texas. Click here to read more about that.
Zimmerman was fired from her job as a pageant coordinator in July for using the n-word, and joining with Gries in their racist rants against the Asian and African American contestants.
Spencer Clawson was fired from his job as a train conductor the same month for praising Hitler, making jokes about child pornography and his Kermit comment, according to The Atlantic Wire.
In Andy's defense, the fact is it's a strategic game with a half million dollar payoff, and Andy is used to toeing the line and trying to appease fellow houseguests.
He didn't utter this slur, he just went along with it. That said, he has been caught on the show's live feeds saying some other fairly vile things about women, and even picked on a small autistic child.
The bottom line is it's been an epic season of bad behavior in the Big Brother house this year. Four contestants fired from their jobs for things they said while living in the ultimate glass house.
Three of those four at least have a shot at the top prize, which they all now need as they head out of the BB door and onto the unemployment line. But regardless who wins, many say they're all losers.
It leaves you wondering if they had a clue what they were doing. The finale airs Wednesday, Sept. 18 at 9:30 p.m. ET on CBS.