"Big Brother" contestant Aaryn Gries, who grabbed headlines for her racist remarks on the show, was evicted from the house on Thursday night after she was unanimously voted off the show by other contestants.
On the same day, she was confronted by Julie Chen, host of “Big Brother,” over her racist behavior on the show, which included telling an Asian-American houseguest to “shut up and go make some rice,” and saying: “Be careful what you say in the dark; you might not be able to see that b****,” while talking about a black contestant, and calling a gay contestant “queer.”
“I do not remember saying those things. That was not meant to be serious, and if I said those things I feel horrible because I regret that,” Gries said, after Chen read the list of offensive comments she made while inside the house.
Gries, a 22-year-old Texas State University student, added that she did not mean to come across as racist, and blamed her southern roots for not censoring her comments.
“In Texas, we say things. Sometimes we joke and we don't mean it. I feel how bad it is being seen and how I've come across to people. I don't want to seem like that person," Gries added, according to TMZ.
Gries will not have access to the outside world till Season 15 ends in September, and currently, she is unaware that she has been dropped by Zephyr Talent, a modeling agency, over her behavior in the house, TMZ reported.
"Aaryn, season 15 cast member of Big Brother, revealed prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone,” the agency said, in a statement, at the time. "We certainly find the statements made by Aaryn on the live Internet feed to be offensive. Upon much consideration, we have decided to release Aaryn from her contract with Zephyr Talent."
Keerthi Mohan is an IBTimes reporter covering entertainment and human interest stories.