Big Brother 15: Aaryn Gries Claims Comments Were “Taken Completely Out of Context”
On the this Thursday's live elimination episode, houseguest Aaryn Gries was evicted from Big Brother 15 after a 5-0 vote. As she left the house, her fellow competitors gave her hugs — and kisses (hey Judd) — but as soon as she stepped out, fans — and Julie Chen — reacted quite differently.
After some mindless chit-chat, Julie started directing very intense questions to Aaryn about the racist and homophobic remarks she has made in earlier weeks. What followed can only be known as the most awkward interview in Big Brother history.
When Julie asked her about the bigoted remarks, Aaryn said, "Being Southern is a stereotype, and I have said some things that have been taken completely out of context and wrong and I do not mean to ever come off racist. That's not me and I apologize to anyone I've offended for that."
Just to remind her, Julie recounted a few of the terrible things Aaryn said on the live feeds. Be prepared, what follows are the uncensored quotes straight from Aaryn's mouth:
Referring to Candice: "Be careful what you say in the dark, might not be able to see the bitch."
Referring to Helen: "Shut up, go make some rice."
Referring to Andy: "No one's going to vote for whoever that queer puts up."
"I do not remember saying those things," Aaryn said. "That was not meant to be serious, and if I said those things, I feel horrible for that and I regret that. And I don't even know what else to say about that."
Julie then asked Aaryn if being in the house taught her anything about herself. "It's taught me a lot about people and just life in general. I feel like a completely different person and I love everyone in there," Aaryn replied. "And honestly, Andy and I are great friends, Candice and I are great friend, and I love Helen more than anything. That hurts me that I would say something like that."
Not one to just let it go, Aaryn's final words generalized her home state of Texas and only left a strange, bitter taste in everyone's mouths. "I feel horrible," she said. "In Texas we say things... Sometimes we joke and we don't mean it, and I really feel bad that this is how it's being seen and this is how I've come across to people. I don't want to seem like that person and I really do respect everyone in this game, although we've had some hard times because we're all fighting for our lives in the game."
Julie's final words said everything that needed to be said. She told Aaryn that when she goes home and gets to watch the footage, she thinks Aaryn will "have a new perspective on things."
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