“Big Brother” contestant GinaMarie Zimmerman has been fired from her real job for using the N-word while living in the Big Brother House after her speech was broadcast on the live 24-hour feed and resulted in a disgusted uproar by BB viewers.
So what did GinaMarie say? She was heard referring to welfare as “n**ger insurance”. That and some other insensitive comments referring to houseguests’ ethnicity were enough for GinaMarie’s job with East Coast USA Pageant, Inc. to be terminated. The company says they were shocked that GiGi could “display such acts of hate and racism.”
Per East Coast USA, GinaMarie was their employee for 5 years but they say they “have never known this side of GinaMarie or have ever witnessed such acts of racism in the past.
“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.”
Also facing repercussions for her behavior once she leaves the BB house is fellow houseguest Aaryn Gries who has been let go by her modeling agency after she used racist and homophobic comments in the BB house.
Gries referred to a gay houseguest as a “queer” in addition to telling an Asian-American houseguest to “shut up and go and make some rice.” And that’s not even the worse of it. When speaking about a fellow African-American houseguest behind her back, Aaryn said, “Be careful what you say in the dark, you might not be able to see that b*tch.”
Aaryn’s agents, Zephyr Talent in Austin, Texas said, “Aaryn, season 15 cast member of Big Brother, revealed prejudices and other beliefs that we (Zephyr Talent) 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.”
Rachel Reilly, Big Brother 2011 champ whose sister Elissa Slater is in the BB house has told TMZ that she is “disgusted” by all of the racist and homophobic comments spewed in the BB house. Rachel and her husband former BB player Brendon Vilegas told TMZ: “We think it’s vile and disgusting and are completely horrified that people can even think such hateful things.”