After weeks of stirring up controversy on "Big Brother," Aaryn Gries was unanimously evicted by her fellow houseguests last night.
But the elimination was just the beginning of a bad night for Aaryn. Following the vote, she faced tough questions from host Julie Chen about the many offensive remarks she made during the show.
The 22-year-old had no idea of the firestorm that erupted from her use of racist and homophobic slurs and that it caused her to be dropped by a modeling agency.
Aaryn still doesn't know about getting let go; as a jury member, she's still sequestered. But Chen did keep her promise to grill Aaryn, and started by reading a series of the offensive statements she made. Those included comments about Asian houseguest Helen Kim and gay competitor Andy Herren.
Aaryn is grilled by Chen after her eviction:
"I do not remember saying those things," a flustered Aaryn said, as the live audience booed and actually laughed. "That was not meant to be serious. If I said those things, I feel horrible for that and I regret that. I don't even know what to say about that."
Aaryn seemed shocked at Chen's line of questioning and the audience's negative reaction toward her. She also tried to defend her actions by saying she was a Southerner (yeah, great idea there).
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"In Texas, we say things. Sometimes we joke and we don't mean it," she said. "I feel how bad it is being seen and how I've come across to people. I don't want to seem like that person."
The live audience and viewers on Twitter clearly do see her as "that person," though:
I really hope they show Aaryn's face when she finds out she got fired from her job & dropped from her modeling agency for being racist #BB15— Jake from State Farm (@Half_Ah_Virgin) August 30, 2013
For now, Aaryn will remain sequestered with the jury until the "Big Brother 15" finale on Sept. 18.
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