Big Brother 2013 Contestant Aaryn Gries Not Racist! Mom Irrationally Defends Her
Big Brother 15 has gotten a lot of press this summer — and most of it wasn’t positive. The show came under scrutiny when houseguest Aaryn Gries let her bigoted side show when demeaning her fellow houseguests, bringing up racist and homophobic remarks.
Now that the “Texas tornado” is out of the house, she’s had to face Julie Chen’s intense exit interview and as soon as the season is over, she’s going to learn that she’s been fired from her job. But Aaryn’s mom is now speaking out, giving one good reason her daughter isn’t racist: her high school prom date was African American.
Elizabeth Owens, Aaryn’s mom, told the L.A. Times, “While I love and continue to support my daughter Aaryn, words cannot describe my disappointment in some of her comments made on Big Brother. These inappropriate comments certainly do not represent the value system under which her father and I have raised her.”
According to Elizabeth, Aaryn attended her senior prom with an African American man she describes as "one of her closest friends through high school.” She also says that her daughter’s “first true love was Cuban American.”
And if you’re still doubting Aaryn’s good heart, her mom has more to say. The reality star recently sponsored a Filipino child and “she has cousins of Japanese descent who she truly loves.” And in terms of her homosexual remarks? Elizabeth says Aaryn “has never discriminated against anyone for their sexual orientation whether within our family or not.”
While we don’t have photographic evidence (yet) of the prom date, Elizabeth assures us that, “Aaryn truly loves all people equally." Hmm, we’ll have to see…
What do you think about what Aaryn’s mom had to say about her daughter’s remarks on the show? Hit the comments and let us know!