July 09, 2013 11:54 AM by Lisa Princ
Recently, in the Big Brother house, a few of the new house guests were snagged on the live feeds throwing around racial slurs and offensive comments. While two of those contestants were recently fired from their jobs over the remarks, fans watched Sunday as the show aired some of the footage as well. Well, in case you were wondering, there was a method to the show’s madness!
Big Brother 15 house guests GinaMarie Zimmerman and Aaryn Gries were both recently fired from their jobs after getting snagged tossing around racial slurs and homophobic comments while the live feeds had been rolling. And if you tuned into the show this week, then you’re probably wondering why the show chose to air some of the footage focusing on the racism.
One of the show’s executive producers spoke to The New York Times recently, and explained that it tied into the story within the house, as Aaryn Gries became the temporary leader of the house. “That gave us a launching pad to be able to tell this story. I do feel it would be irresponsible to put hate on the airwaves just for hate’s sake. You need to have some sort of context,” the producer explained.
Big Brother host, Julie Chen admitted that she was hurt by some of those comments and also explained that because it was put out there, other players will now want Aaryn gone. But hey, that’s the price she has to pay for her harsh words, right? Meanwhile, the show’s executive producer feels that there is a bigger lesson here, as she added: “There’s a very important discussion here that people will hopefully have as a result of all this.”
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