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'Big Brother' Shiksa

Shiksa Learns

Jews Have Jewish Names

8/8/2007 12:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Click to play!Relations between Israel and the "Big Brother" house are strained today, after a somewhat anti-Semitic rant from crybaby housemate Amber hit the Internet this week. Oy vey!

Where to begin, already? First of all, Amber said the majority of Jews she knows are "selfish." She then went on to say that her mom and sister explained to her that one can tell who is Jewish based on "their last name" and "by their nose." Gevalt! Amber then proceeded to tell a story about a selfish waitress she worked with who turned out to be ... wait for it ... Jewish! Didn't see that one coming! A shonda!

Jameka, who was on the receiving end of Amber's deep thoughts, reminded Amber that she shouldn't make blanket statements like that. "Yeah, you're right," Amber replied. "There is so much to think about." Most of which, it would seem, Amber has avoided thus far. Shmendrik.

William S. Paley, Ukrainian Jew, was largely responsible for the rise of the CBS network.

UPDATE: Abraham Foxman, National Director of the
Anti-Defamation League tells TMZ: "It's offensive. It's part of the unintended consequences of the communications revolution. Anybody can say what they do - but reality shows are now giving license to these expressions of anti-Semitism. Now, all of a sudden, the world is privy to their bigotry and it's on national television... then enhanced on YouTube. What they've done is distributed anti-Semitism -- which started as a private conversation -- and by putting it on a reality TV show broadcast it to the world at large. I want CBS to understand they are facilitating anti-Semitism. They should act responsibly to the community; they are legitimizing bigoted conversation."

UPDATE: CBS has issued the following statement:
"BIG BROTHER is a reality show about watching a group of people who have no privacy 24/7 - and seeing every moment of their lives. At times, the Houseguests reveal prejudices and other beliefs that we do not condone. We certainly find the statements made by Amber Siyavus on the live Internet feed to be offensive and they will not be part of any future broadcast on the CBS Television Network.

Any views or opinions expressed in personal commentary by a Houseguest appearing on BIG BROTHER 8, either on any live feed from the House or the broadcast, are those of the individual(s) speaking and do not represent the views or opinions of CBS or the producers of the program."


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Amber should be kicked out. In fact, I didn't watch Big Brother to watch a religious revival. Jamika needs to go as well. Religion, politics, have no business in "entertainment", if that is what it is. I am not a Christian, however, no decent person, Jewish, Christian, etc says other relitigions are not good, as the "good" christian or the "great" Christian Jamika is. They both stink.

2596 days ago


I love you, Harvey. Amber is such an idiot.

Keep it coming, Harvey! Maybe one day, because of endless internet re-caps she'll see this and have an awakening. Probably not, but it's worth a shot.

No more prejudice for anyone!


2595 days ago

Christian's are hippos    

Bible beaters are ignorant. You should actually read the bible before you pretend you know what you are talking about. Luke 6:37

2595 days ago


Jews have mandatory service in their army and many fought in wars here.
It is a I agree their are many ignorant people on this site.
Probably have big noses and strange names

2581 days ago


- Judiasm is not a race. Races are determined by members having like characteristics given to them through birth. For instance, you can not choose to become Asian, but you can convert to become Jewish or Christian or Buddist.

- CBS did not air this in their show which is broadcast to the fans. People who pay to watch the feeds saw this and posted it on the web -- that may not have been the best decision making - - please know that their comments when they posted were NOT in Amber's favor. But if you look at it another, as Shrek says, better out than in -- at least we all know where she stands. Just like Mel guesswork, we've been told.

- please don't be stereotypic and think that Jews can only contribute to the military in the form of lawyers and doctors. Lots of Jews are involved in the military, but not always in active service. I actually am very close to someone who works for a gov't agency and is in charge of testing technology that translates from more than 70 different languages and dialects in the MIddle East into English and back so our military doesn't get scammed.

- and here's something to think about the next time you decide you don't like Jews: Jews have discovered the theory of relativity, the Polio vaccine, cancer and AIDS treatments, negotiated diplomatic deals of value and countless other accomplishments in the world. There are more scientists per capita in Israel than any other country - including the USA. Israel won the land that the Palestinians live on when FIVE huge countries attacked them and Israel conquered them all - and to the victors go the spoils. Then, when the countries wanted their own people that they'd kicked out to live on the conquered land - Israel allowed that - and gave them food and water and jobs.

If England came to us and said, "If we would have know you would win, we never would have fought the war of Independence with you. We want our colonies back!" you would laugh in their faces - so why do you expect Israel to do any different?

The room allowed for Hatred in this world is getting smaller and smaller - so can't we all just get along or leave the playground?

2581 days ago


OY #73! I'm very sorry that you're sick of hearing about the HOlocasut. Please, please don't go to any trouble to have any compassion for people who were tormented, tortured, killed, and psylogically scarred JUST because they may have had either a great-great grandparent that was Jewish or were totally Jewishly observant. People had everything taken away from them, family members killed and mutilated, and all their earthly belongings taken from the BEFORE they were starved to death. Because hey, whatever religion you are, yours could be next - but you know who will be the first to come to your rescue - the Jews.

In order to insure that this doesn't happen again - we have to keep talking about it. And you may benefit if you listened so you could recognize the signs -- like when your phones are allowed to be tapped without your some North America.....that started a war.......because someone tried to kill their father.....

2581 days ago


In my humble, Jewish opinion, Amber is one of the dumbest people I have ever heard. Jews selfish? Who do you think invented the polio vaccine that protects your child and so many other medical miracles. These have not been kept strictly for Jewish use. Do you know how many Jewish philanthropies there are that help people of all colors and religions. Amber, look up the word, I'm sure you don't know what a philanthropy is. I think she's still doing crack and cocaine. Nobody cries that much on their own. The producers should have taken her off the show as soon as the words came out of her mouth. Apparently, her family is as dumb as she is and that's probably the only thing she ever learned that she remembered. I feel sorry for her daughter.

2565 days ago


The scary thing is that Amber is right now living it up in that jury house, swimming in a big pool, all at CBS's expense. She has NO IDEA how horrible the things she said were. She seems to have no idea that it was exactly that kind of ignorance and hate that caused a holocaust. That kind of prejudice is truly frightening.

I can't help but wonder if someone like Amber could still be reached and educated. Someone should take her to the Holocaust Memorial Museum and help educate her about the horrible import of what she is saying. She is after all, the mother of a child. Maybe then Amber's child wouldn't grow up in the same kind of ignorance and hate.

Is it naive for me to hope that someone like that could change?

2565 days ago


Has she ever appeared on Jerry Springer?

She'd be a great candidate for that show.

Anyone that agrees with her should sign up for Jerry pronto!!

She gave the word dumb a whole new meaning.

Her pic should be in the dictionary showing the meaning of the word dumb.

She could bring out a Amber Sayings book just for a laugh.


2557 days ago


You know that she looks as pathetic as she can tell an idiot when you see one--they don't even need to speak and they have funny noses too!!

2556 days ago


Big Brother's explanation is ridiculous since we know they edit each episode. They put on this rant because they believed it would excite controversy and they have no sense of responsibility. That's is also the reason why this season winner was a foul mouthed violent jackass who was clearaly engineered by the show to win the grand prize.

2556 days ago


Without doubt had she been making vulgar racist comments about Jameka being black and using the N-word the remarks would have been edited out or the program would have made a grand a public showing of their virtue by forcing her to leave the program.
Public anti-semitism is becoming more and more acceptable even though left wing Jews are often part of the liberal elite. For example, Les Moonves who runs the network and is Julie Chen's husband is Jewish. I'm sure he would argue that they allowed it to air to show the ugly nature of such prejudice. However they would certainly not have allowed such vile racist crap to be directed at or abouta Jameka. The program and network executives are even more cynical and despicable than the contestant.

2556 days ago


Hi Nick* & (hopefully) Daniele*!
Just wanted to catch up on the two/three of you. In 8 years ofwatching the wrong people win BB, Finally, two (out of 3) of my Favs, most hopeful AND MOST deserving won! You* definitely should have been there, but, my guess is there was a reason that You* and Dani* were forced to wait for each other. My "life-Partner" (for 15+ years), David* and I*, wish you all of the Love and Happiness Life has to give.... Keep it real, keep it safe, and just be You*.
Later Buddy*,

2555 days ago


Yes Amber is a racist and an idiot but it wasn't only directed at jews. She also agreed when Dani made a racist comment saying "Asian people are cheap tippers and they bring calculators to the restaurant to calculate the tip". Stupid comment because this was said right after Amber was telling everyone how an Asian guy gave her a $1000 chip as a tip for "being a good person." I'm sure if Jameka wasn't her friend she would've made a racist comment about her too.

2550 days ago
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