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Following in Paula Deen's footsteps: Big Brother Contestant GinaMarie Fired From Job After Offensive Comments

Posted by on Jul. 5, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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Big Brother Contestant GinaMarie Fired From Job After Offensive Comments


By Natalie Abrams | TV Guide – Wed, Jul 3, 2013 6:20 PM EDT

Big Brother contestant GinaMarie Zimmerman was fired from her day job after making offensive comments on the show, TMZ.com reports.
Zimmerman, who worked as a pageant coordinator with East Coast USA Pageant, Inc., referred to welfare as "n---er insurance." The company said it was shocked Zimmerman could "display such acts of hate and racism."
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"We have never known this side of GinaMarie or have ever witnessed such acts of racism in the past," the company told the site. "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."

The news comes hours after reports that fellow contestant Aaryn Gries had been fired from her modeling agency for her homophobic and racist remarks -- calling a gay houseguest "queer," telling Asian-American Helen to "shut up and go make some rice," and saying, "Be careful what you say in the dark, you might not be able to see that b----," in reference to African-American contestant Candice.
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In response to the controversy, CBS told TVGuide.com in a statement, "Big Brother is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7 — and seeing every moment of their lives. At times, the Houseguests reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone. We certainly find the statements made by several of the Houseguests on the live Internet feed to be offensive. Any views or opinions expressed in personal commentary by a Houseguest appearing on Big Brother, either on any live feed from the House or during the broadcast, are those of the individual(s) speaking and do not represent the views or opinions of CBS or the producers of the program."
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This isn't the first time a houseguest has been under fire for comments he or she has made. In Season 9, eventual winner Adam Jasinski was fired from the United Autism Foundation for calling the children "retards."
(Full disclosure: TVGuide.com is owned by CBS.)

Thoughts?

Personally, if you know you're being taped, it's pretty stupid to say things this offensive.
by on Jul. 5, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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lga1965
by on Jul. 5, 2013 at 12:25 AM

 Good!  It's a good sign that many of the racists are being called out. People who can't speak respectfully and have attitudes that suck are being dealt with, finally.

Mommabearbergh
by Gold Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 12:44 AM
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I swear people should realize that the show never stops taping dummies
Stephanie329
by Platinum Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 12:45 AM
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Good point:)

It's strange how some are bitching about it.


Quoting lga1965:

 Good!  It's a good sign that many of the racists are being called out. People who can't speak respectfully and have attitudes that suck are being dealt with, finally.

jessilin0113
by Platinum Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 1:02 AM
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I've never been more thankful that I never watch reality TV.

shannonnigans
by Platinum Member on Jul. 5, 2013 at 1:10 AM
You said it!!!


Quoting jessilin0113:

I've never been more thankful that I never watch reality TV.


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