Not surprisingly in the wake of the current Paula Dean controversy which is all over the media and still hotly debated in comments here, the bigots on Big Brother are being fired left and right. First CBS came out and said that they do not condone the behavior shown on the live feeds and that it sadly shows the actual thoughts of the houseguests. Further CBS has stated they do not intend to show their bigotry on the televised show because they do not want to further disseminate hatred on their network station. No mention was made on last night’s show of the bigoted statements the houseguests make openly on the livefeeds which continue to receive attention from bloggers and entertainment sites across the Internet. Rachel Riley and Brendon released a statement to TMZ saying they are appalled and disgusted about the behavior as well.
So far today, Aaryn Gries and Gina Marie Zimmerman have been fired from their day jobs. Aaryn was represented by Zephyr Talent and was dropped as a client. Zephyr Talent gave the following statement, “Aaryn Gries, season 15 cast member of Big Brother, revealed prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone. 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.”
Gina Marie, who was until today a pageant coordinator for East Coast Pageants, was relieved from her employment. East Coast Pageants issued the following statement, “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.” I find it hard to believe that no one at East Coast Pageants realized Gina Marie was blatantly racist as she makes absolutely no attempt to hide it on the live feeds and the comments began very shortly after she entered the house.
Well is seems that another Big Brother Bigot is about to lose his job. Spencer Clawson, who exposes himself to the camera, calls women cunts, says black pussy is overrated, calls Andy Kermit the fag, and makes continuous racist comments about Candice and Helen, and misogynistic comments about all the women in the house is in the process of being released from his employment as a railroad conductor based on his vile behavior.
Here is the official statement from Union Pacific Railroad:
The values represented by Spencer Clawson’s comments during the Big Brother show do not at all align with Union Pacific’s values. Mr. Clawson is on unpaid leave of absence while participating on Big Brother. Union Pacific does not condone his comments.
Union Pacific is acting in accordance with Collective Bargaining Agreement terms regarding Mr. Clawson.
Couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.
During our in-depth discussion of Paula Dean’s backlash based on a court deposition, her situation was compared to that of Alec Baldwin who appears to never suffer consequences for his numerous tirades. Some felt that women were held to a higher standard. In this situation neither Jeremy or Spencer have felt any consequences of their bigotry. Will we see some in the future? Do you feel as though these measures are too harsh for the houseguests? Do you hope to see more people reprimanded in some way?
Do you feel as though CBS should air their true behavior on Big Brother? Do you expect them to address the issue at all on tonight’s live eviction? We know the houseguests have been asked to stop the racial slurs. We also know the houseguests did not take the admonition seriously and continued to do so. If the house guests were made aware of the public perception of the houseguests that their behavior would change? Do you think that Candice, Helen and Andy are aware of the bigotry they are surrounded by since most of the derogatory comments occur out of ear shot?
Please weigh in below with your thoughts and opinions.