Just when you thought the racism on "Big Brother" couldn't get any worse, house guest Amanda Zuckerman was caught making racist remarks about her African American and Asian American competitors on camera.
"She wore my f---in' head band and didn't ask," Zuckerman said about African American housemate Candice Stewart (above). "She took it off your f---in' head and put it on her greasy-ass, nappy-hair head."
In another instance, Zuckerman referred to African American contestant Howard Overby as "the black mamba" and "the dark knight." She also referred to herself as a "f** hag" and used the term "retarded" on multiple occasions.
Interestingly enough, Zuckerman confronted Aaryn Gries about being racist on camera, which can also be seen in the video above.
This is hardly the first time offensive remarks have been caught on camera throughout the current fifteenth season of "Big Brother." In addition to Gries, GinaMarie Zimmerman has also made racist remarks to or about other contestants on camera.
CBS responded to viewers' anger with the following 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.”
"Big Brother" host Julie Chen wasn't nearly as neutral about the events, however. After showing a particularly upsetting clip of a fight between contestants Candice, Aaryn and GinaMarie on "The Talk," Chen was furious.
"Am I the only one who feels so enraged? This is the third time I've watched that clip, and it does not get any easier," she said. "I think it shows us all that in 2013, race is still a deeply, deeply personal issue and it is so extremely hurtful. And unless you have ever been on the receiving issue end of it, you simply do not know what it's like to walk a mile in someone's shoes."
"Big Brother" airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET, Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET and Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS.
Aaryn Gries, 22, a College Student from San Marcos, Texas
Spencer Clawson, 31, a Railroad Conductor from Conway, Ark.
GinaMarie Zimmerman, 32, a former pageant coordinator from Staten Island, NY
Howard Overby, 29, a Youth Counselor from Hattiesburg, Miss
Helen Kim, 37, a Political Consultant from Chicago, Ill
David Girton, 25, a Lifeguard from San Diego, Calif
Kaitlin Barnaby, 23, a Bartender from Minneapolis, Minn.
Judd Daughtery, 26, a Property Appraiser from Etowah, Tenn
Elissa Slater, 27, a Nutritionist from Kannapolis, N.C
Nick Uhas, 28, an Entrepreneur from New York, NY
Jeremy McGuire, 23, a Boat Shop Associate from Katy, Texas
Candice Stewart, 29, a Pediatric Speech Therapist from New Orleans, La.
Andy Herren, 26, a Professor from Chicago, Ill
Amanda Zuckerman, 28, a Real Estate agent from Boynton Beach, Fla
McCrae Olson, 23, a Pizza Delivery Boy from Oak Grove, Minn
Jessie Kowalski, 25, Unemployed from San Antonio, Texas