To say it was a tough night for Aaryn Gries on "Big Brother" would be an understatement. First, she was unanimously evicted from the house. Then, she had to face Julie Chen. As you might recall, Aaryn is the houseguest who's made the most headlines for her racist and homophobic comments against her fellow contestants.
Julie Chen had previously promised that she would "grill" the college student whenever she was finally evicted from the house, and she certainly put Aaryn on the spot. Julie read Aaryn a list of some of her comments from inside the house. Aaryn was shocked and seemed genuinely upset by her own words, and the audience reaction she received throughout the interview.
“I do not remember saying those things and those things were not meant to be -- that was not meant to be serious," Aaryn said to boos and laughter from the assembled audience. "And if I said those things, I feel horrible for that and I regret that. I don’t even know what to say about that." By the end of the interview, Aaryn was tearing up and seemed completely shell-shocked.
“Julie ends it by saying she hopes that, when Aaryn watches this season back, she'll see what she did wrong and start to change," wrote Buddy TV's John Kubicek. "I'm not sure if this was as satisfying as I'd hoped. I want to feel badly for her because she literally just walked into a room of people who hate her and take joy in watching her squirm, but she DID say those things.”
Over at HitFix, Liane Bonin Starr gave Julie props for keeping her cool during the tense interview. "Julie doesn't tear Aaryn apart, but she pulls no punches," she wrote. "She approaches this exit interview calmly, dispassionately and covers the bases that need to be covered. It's not a lot to ask, but it so rarely happens that it's a huge relief.”
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