'Big Brother' airs contestants' racist, homophobic remarks

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July 8, 2013

"Big Brother" was rocked by controversy early last week when subscribers to the show's live stream heard two contestants make racist and homophobic remarks about their fellow players. And on Sunday night, CBS aired some of the comments made by Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman.

Contestant Howard Overby was the one to call out the issue to some of his fellow houseguests while the two women were out of the room, noting that Gries -- who became Head of Household Sunday -- had made "derogatory" remarks that "you can't apologize for."

The show then aired a series of clips in which the 22-year-old pretended to be an Asian nail salon worker, told a pal that Korean-American housemate Helen Kim should "shut up, go make some rice," and said that if player Andy Herren got MVP, no one would vote for whoever "that queer" nominates.