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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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Isn't "Jewish" about religion, like "Catholic" is? It's not an ethnic denotation or anything else.

2597 days ago

matzoh ball    

Hey jareed, I guess you have the wrong version of the Yiddish dictionary. Last time, I looked shiksa meant a non-Jewish girl or woman. It has nothing to do with color. Thank you very much.

2597 days ago


I have nothing against any religion or race, we are all stupid and selfish, until we learn to respect all human equally, without bias, justice given for all equally, Im not here to insult the jew or this or that, Racism is the cause of problem to our world today, from all corners, a sick planet, and no doctor in the house, Barbara We are All selfish, all human race. that is why we dont have peace.

2597 days ago

Grace E.    

67. Isn't "Jewish" about religion, like "Catholic" is? It's not an ethnic denotation or anything else.

Posted at 1:42PM on Aug 8th 2007 by SayWhat

Both a religion and a race.
Now google it and read.

2597 days ago

Lisa R    

There is no such thing as a Jewish race and never has been. Judaism is a way of life (referred to as a religion) and there is a Jewish culture/ethnicity that is an offshoot of this. There are two ways to become a Jew, be born to a Jewish woman or convert according to the laws of Judaism. A convert is as much a Jew as someone born one. That being said, a person born to a Jewish man and non-Jewish mother is not a Jew.

Last time I checked, you cannot convert to a race.

As for knowing a person is Jewish because of their nose or last name. Although it's true that certain names used to be a clear indicator that a person was Jewish, this is no longer the case due to intermarriage. As for noses, most people in my family have quite nice noses, my mom's even been told by plastic surgeons that her nose is concidered the ideal and is the most sought after shape.

2597 days ago


Isn't it a "SCHANDE," and not a "Shonda," Harvey Levin??? One's a Yiddish word, and one's the lady who does my nails. Just sayin'.

2597 days ago


Anyone following the show will find her statements so ironic since she has out and out lied to people and turns on those damn tears whenever her situation looks grim because she is such a backwater bitch. Now, leave it to this loser to find others to blame....sure Amber, blame your weaknesses on others to keep you thinking good thoughts about yourself. She is a lying sow.

2597 days ago


Amber is a five letter word meaning "ignorant dumbass." I'm not familiar with the Big Brother regulations... but is there some sort of television and internet ban at the Big Brother House? So, the occupants have no idea of the swirling controversy. Just wondering... RC in Austin, Texas

2597 days ago


She must be removed from the show by the CBS network. This type of racism can not and should not be condoned, nor accepted.

2597 days ago


Oh and besides the anti-semitism, there is the matter of being anti-New York!!!! This girl has just earned many many enemies. Good luck and please read a book!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2597 days ago


What a stupid racist bitch.

2597 days ago


Wamber needs to leave. I can not stand her on this show as it is. Too much crying and nonsense coming out of her!

2597 days ago

Brother Harold, S.J.    

Who is this repulsive piece of trash?

2597 days ago

Britney is CRAZY!    

OMG - what is WRONG with this chick?? DId she forget to pack her anti-depressants when she left for the Big Brother house? Don't they have a medical staff to look after the crybaby? That girl needs help! What a crackhead.

2597 days ago

tired of cry baby    

i cannot believe that people get worked up over this!!!!!!!! what did she say that was so bad? big noses?? everyone in the entertainment business are selfish!! but if this make people mad my, my god you'll have a stressful life. everyone relax!! it's not a racist comment just because tmz prints it

2597 days ago
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