Big Brother Host Julie Chen on Racist Houseguests: “It Stung”
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Big Brother Host Julie Chen on Racist Houseguests: “It Stung”

While it may seem like the host's role on Big Brother is disconnected from the house, things can totally get personal. Host Julie Chen used The Talk today to address the big controversy of the season: the super-racist houseguests.

Thanks to live, 24/7 live streams, some of the guests, notably GinaMarie Zimmerman and Aaryn Gries, have been talking themselves into being everyone's least-favorite guests... and people, in general. Among others, those two guests were caught on camera making multiple racist remarks, leading to both of them being fired from their day jobs.

Aaryn, for example, said of Asian-American houseguest Helen, "dude, shut up, go make some rice." GinaMarie made similar comments disparaging the same guest.

Both women also hurtled racist remarks about African-American houseguest Candice, most notably Aaron's "be careful what you say in the dark, you might not be able to see the bitch."

Julie, who is herself Asian-American, says, “I took it personally, you know? I'm a human being. The really sad part was it took me back to the ’70s when I was growing up in Queens, when I was 7, being bullied and being called a chink, and people pulling their eyes. [...] The year is 2013! Then I felt ignorant. There are still people who live in this country who feel that way and act that way? Yes there is.”

She added, "It just made me sad, because she's 22, she's college-educated."

Julie and the rest of the Talk hosts echoed our sentiments: don't they know they're on TV?!

What do you think of the BB guests?

Source: EW

07.8.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Sarah Anne Lloyd
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