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Racist Texas model gets the Big Brother spotlight: Aaryn Gries is a Lone Star State shame

Racist Texas model gets the Big Brother spotlight: Aaryn Gries

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Aaryn Gries of Big Brother in jean shorts

Big Brother contestant and San Marcos native Aaryn Gries is in hot water over the prejudicial, often racially charged remarks she's been making in the TV show's house, many about her fellow contestants. And now CBS is shining even more of a spotlight on the 22-year-old Texas model.

The network compiled and aired a montage of Gries' racist comments (many of which were only seen on the show's much-less-watched, 24-hour feed before) in Big Brother's latest episode Sunday night.

The footage was compiled from the 24-hour live feed, interspersed with commentary from Gries's fellow competitors, and televised, following former contestant Ragan Fox's plea for CBS to air "discrimination enacted inside the house."

 Gries is currently still alive in the game. But things aren't going well in the real world. 

Gries is shown saying, in reference to Asian-American housemate Helen Kim, "Dude, shut up. Go make some rice." She refers to Andy Herren, a gay contestant, as "that queer." And, regarding Candice Stewart, an African-American contestant from Houston, Gries cracks, "Be careful what you say in the dark; might not be able to see the bitch." 

The other houseguests haven't been shy about their feelings toward Gries.

"Does she know we're on TV and you shouldn't say stuff like that?" contestant Judd Daughtery wondered in footage commentary. Fellow Houseguest Amanda Zuckerman wasn't far off when she predicted Gries' comments would "hurt her a lot in the game and outside the game."

Gries is currently still alive in the game. But things aren't going well in the real world.

First Zephyr Talent Agency dropped her explaining, "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." Then the editor-in-chief of Bella Petite Magazine announced the Texas State University student/cover girl's dismissal in a letter, writing, "I certainly appreciate Ms. Gries right to express herself, but simply do not feel that her involvement in any of our model search promotions going forward would be appropriate given our core principles and values."

Of course, contestants aren't allowed contact with the world that exists outside the Big Brother house, so Gries apparently has no idea she's now unemployed. At least she isn't alone in her predicament.