The Food Network had the right idea with Paula Deen.
Following the onslaught of racial and homophobic slurs on Big Brother’s fifteenth season, it seems the network hasn’t quite decided how to go about dealing with this PR nightmare.
Yet, the reality show’s Aaryn Gries, guilty of calling a gay houseguest “queer” and similarly offending her Asian-American and African-American housemates, has already begun to deal with the consequences of her actions.
"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."
Good for them!
Meanwhile, CBS has released the following statement in response to Aaryn and other cast members’ offensive comments:
"We certainly find the statements made by several of the Houseguests on the live Internet feed to be offensive."
That’s it?! C’mon, CBS!
[Image via CBS.]