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Julie Chen Talks About The Big Brother Controversy On The Talk!

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Julie Chen, host of CBS' Big Brother, opened up to the other ladies who help her co-host The Talk about the racist and homophobic comments that have been made on Big Brother.

To put it simply, she was "stung," and has taken it "personally."

On contestant Aryn Gries' remarks towards Asians, specifically one of the other contestants Helen, she had this to say:

"When I first found out that Aaryn, who's a 22-year-old girl, made anti-gay, anti-black and anti-Asian comments, I have to be honest. The Asian ones hit me the most."

She then went on to talk about how the comments made on Big Brother reminded her of her own personal experiences with racism:

"The really sad part was it took me back to the '70s when I was growing up in Queens, and when I was 7 years old getting bullied, being called a chink and people pulling their eyes. But it took me back so many years and I thought to myself wow, I haven't heard comments like that - the year is 2013! And then I felt ignorant. I felt like, wow, there's still people who live in this country who feel that way and act that way? Yes, there is. Yes, there is. And afterwards it just made me sad, because she's 22, and she's college-educated."

Co-host Aisha Tyler and Jule agreed with each other about how The Talk tries to use humorous comments about race to break down its barriers, whereas Aryn's remarks were just "mean spirited."

Likewise, we have to agree with The Talk's Sara Gilbert who had this to say about CBS' decision to keep the racial remarks in the episode's final cut:

"I'm happy that CBS and 'Big Brother' aired the comments because I feel like it's good for people to see it, and let those people deal with the consequences when they get out of the house."

Overall, what a great job the ladies of The Talk did on tackling the controversy in a very frank and open dialogue! Racist and homophobic remarks can hurt many deep, but it's shows like The Talk that give hope that maybe by talking about race and sexuality, we can prevent such hateful comments being made in the first place.

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19 comments to “Julie Chen Talks About The Big Brother Controversy On The Talk!”

  1. 1

    Oh give me a break, anyone whoever gets affected so deeply by some moron using racial stereotypes already has issues and insecurities. When Paula Dean dropped the N bomb that resulted in her unfortunately losing her life did anyone die? Did anyone cry themselves to sleep? No. Any normal, sane, rational person would just roll their eyes and move the F on.

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    Re: NookiesWA – I agree. These people on Big Brother are obviously ignorant idiots. Their behavior shows who they are. Why do people make such a big deal about it? Is Julie Chen ashamed of who she is? Does she feel that she deserves to be talked about that way. If not, then yeah, I agree. Roll your eyes and move on. No insult can hurt you unless some part of you believes it to be true. Anybody who gets offended by racist comments like this, needs to look inside themselves and focus on the real problem….their own personal self image and sense of worth.

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    Shame on you Julie Chen and CBS for milking this story. Yeah, you're so offended alright but we know you're blinded by greed and rating$. Now, everybody is tuning in to watch this ignorant bitch spew hate left and right. I would understand if the show was taped a long freaking time ago but it is live and happening now. At this point how many rice bowl comments is going to take Julie? Even Sharon Osbourne looked uncomfortable hearing your lame complaints yet the idiot is still on the show. Julie stop crying about it if you still have her on the show. By the way, those people who mentioned they weren't racist comments, need to wake the hell up. You're just as stupid as the girl making the remarks.

  4. The trained Monkey says – reply to this


    Don't flatter yourself, Perez, the only comments that bother you are the homophobic ones. You're one of the nastiest bullies in media today, so don't run around being high and mighty.

    That said, if someone called my daughters 'chinks', I'd punch their fuking lights out, and you, NookiesWA, can go fuk yourself, you ignorant twit.

  5. duh says – reply to this


    You should have known people still talk this way after all of the wording said against Italians and Italian Americans while promoting the Jersey Shore, but that was okay right?

  6. ONIT says – reply to this


    Those women are totally right. It's freedom of speech but everybody has to deal with the consequences of what they say.

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  8. 8

    Julies works in an industry WHERE LOOKS MATTER and people ARE discriminated on HOW THEY LOOK!

  9. 9

    How come there's NO FAT UGLY PEOPLE on Julie's show; looks like Julie JUDGES PEOPLE on their looks too; what an evil BITCH!

  10. Honestmind says – reply to this


    Funny how the white people are telling people they shouldn't let racism bother them. *rolling my eyes at your ignorant, self centered comments"

  11. Jacquie says – reply to this


    Aaryn was not the only one to make disgusting comments. It was Aaryn, Kaitlyn, GinaMarie, Spencer and Jeremy. The misogynistic comments made by Spencer and Jeremy were beyond ugly. Why do they get a free pass? Are you even watching the show or only reading a handful of viewers comments? If you watched the show you wouldn't over look the rest.

  12. tony says – reply to this


    You married a old rich jew, why don't you stay home and raised your baby and stay off the T.V. You have no talent anyway, and it would give us all a break. You married him for his support, so take advantage of it.

  13. karina says – reply to this


    Re: Honestmind – u don't call Sheryl Underwood fat & ugly…j/askin??

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    Re: Honestmind – absolutely agree. It's pretty disgusting, but hey if you've never lived the life of a person who is regarded as a "minority" you probably wouldn't understand smh

  15. Katy says – reply to this


    PEREZ!! why not focus on the contestants with good attitudes! like ANDY HERREN! #fandy

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    Re: Honestmind – oh look, a minority, please, tell me how your life has been ever so hard and how I will never understand because of the colour of MY skin.
    Ya, that's what I thought. You're just as racist if you think white people don't have problems, stupid fuck.
    Does it bother you because you wish you were white? I think so!

  17. kmaggie says – reply to this


    Frist of all I don't think big brother is doing enuff to fix this problem you need to take a stand with the house guess and let the know this kind of thing not acceptable in the house and not just talk about it on the talk show it looks like your just looki g for ratings and then some of ppl making comments are just plan mean

  18. Diane says – reply to this


    Everyone saying that they're aren't any ugly and or fat people on big brother obviously don't watch the show. Season 1, Chicken George was an older man and was overweight. Season 8, Evel Dick wasn't the best looking person on the show either. All tatted up and 44 years old. Season 10, Jerry, 75 years old. There have been a lot of people that weren't all that great looking on the show so I don't know why people are bitching saying only thin, young, fit, and good looking people are on her show. It's a load of bullshit. Not everyone is strong and no one is the same. People handle shit differently, just because you can brush it off and say "fuck it" doesn't mean everyone is like that. Good for you if you can, but a lot of people are sensitive and words can hurt. This topic isn't just about racist and homophobic it's about hate in general towards anyone and wow, there's a shit ton of hate in the comments.. Just proves their point that in 2013 people can be so hateful and ugly to one another.

  19. Seb says – reply to this


    You said it NookiesWA with 22 year old self entitled logic