The rampant racism in the "Big Brother" house is such a huge media story on the outside of the house, we were beginning to wonder if anyone was picking up on it inside the house. While they still don't know the scope of the reaction on the outside -- Aaryn and GinaMarie have already lost their jobs -- it was starting to become an issue for at least some of the houseguests. In particular, Aaryn's constant racist jokes and comments became a topic of conversation.
After a discussion outside about Aaryn commenting on segregated black and white fish -- the most recent of her stream of racist comments -- Amanda went upstairs to let the current Head of Household know that her "jokes" are being seen as offensive by other houseguests. But Aaryn wasn't sorry or apologetic. She was annoyed.
“I appreciate you telling me that, but I really just think that is the most immature thing ever," she said. "They call me Barbie and all sorts of s*** about me being blonde, so ... what’s the difference? I wish that I cared more about this, but I don’t.”
Yes, she just compared blonde jokes to racism. Buddy TV thought the moment was "hard to watch." On the "Today" website, they agreed it was hard, but partially because of how extensively it was edited. They said that on the live feeds, Aaryn denied ever saying anything racist in the house. Of course, those same live feeds are what first captured all the times that she did.
Things will certainly get interesting in the house, though, after a major power shift during the live episode. In a surprise, The Moving Company alliance crumbled and Nick was evicted. That leaves Aaryn's nemesis, Elissa, still in the house. And Helen, her number two target, took the HOH crown.
The houseguests are certainly keeping things memorable -- and offensive -- in the "Big Brother" house, Sundays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET and Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.
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