Former reality star gives her take on racist Big Brother remarks - KCTV5

Former reality star gives her take on racist Big Brother remarks

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The cast members of the hit CBS reality show Big Brother are under scrutiny for some racial remarks made on the show, and a local reality star gave her take on the comments making headlines.

A warning that some may find the comments offensive.

"Does she not know we are on TV, and you shouldn't say stuff like that?" Judd Daugherty said of his fellow contestants in one episode.

It's the million dollar question or, in the case of Big Brother, the half million dollar question being asked about some of the cast mates on this season of Big Brother.

"Candice is already on the dark side, because she's already dark," contestant GinaMarie Zimmerman was heard saying during one episode.

Some of the players' anti-gay, anti-Black and anti-Asian comments are causing quite a controversy both inside and outside of the house.

"Even when these comments are made in fun, they still hurt and are disrespectful, especially when that person isn't there to hear it and back themselves up," contestant Howard Overby said in one confessional interview.

"I'm like, ‘dude, shut up, go make some rice," contestant Aaryn Gries is heard saying at one point.

Gries, the 22-year-old college student from Texas and main offender, has been dropped from her modeling agency and ally Zimmerman has been fired from her job with the East Coast USA Pageant.

"I'm shocked she would come on and make those comments," said Danni Boatwright, a former contestant on CBS' other reality show Survivor.

Boatwright knows reality TV after competing in and winning the 11th season of Survivor: Guatemala. For her, the experience was all positive as she not only won the title of sole Survivor, but was also a popular player with the public.

Right now the controversial Big Brother players have no idea they've lost their day jobs, but that could be just the beginning of the problems they will encounter, says Boatwright.

"How in the world do you think you can come back to society and think you are going to mold right back into the way you did. Now that it's out there and Big Brother's such a popular show…I would fear for her safety at home because people are going to be able to find out where she lives easily," she said.

Even after another contestant tried to tell Gries her comments were upsetting some of the houseguests, she didn't seem fazed.

Boatwright said no matter how comfortable a person gets the cameras are always on, they still know they are there. For her, setting a good example to little girls watching was always on her mind, but like in any competition, if winning is the end game, Boatwright said behavior like this will rarely win a title.

"It's unfortunate that some of them want to go in there with a negative strategy, and it just backfires on you in the end," she said.

See how the Big Brother housemates react to their time in the spotlight. The live eviction is Thursday at 8 p.m. on KCTV5.

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