'Big Brother' Contestant GinaMarie Zimmerman Fired for Racism Comments
And another one bites the dust. Though Big Brother 15's contestants — who have come under fire for using derogatory language about fellow minority houseguests — remain in the competition, they'll suffer big losses at home as soon as they're evicted.
Within 24 hours of news that Aaryn Gries was let go of her modeling agency after live feeds showed her using racist and homophobic language, the East Coast USA Pageant, Inc., announced it is distancing itself from houseguest GinaMarie Zimmerman, who used the n-word on the show.
According to TMZ, Zimmerman was fired after the pageant company heard Zimmerman displaying "such acts of hate and racism." "We are actually thankful that this show let us see GinaMarie for who she truly is. We would never want her to be a role model to our future contestants. In a business where we are surrounded by beauty every day we are saddened to see something so ugly come from someone we put on a very high pedestal."
CBS has also issued a statement saying they don't condone what's being said in Big Brother's house... but they still will not air the houseguests' comments for regular TV audiences.