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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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76.

princess    

#27's comment is complete and utter nonsense. Obviously he is not intelligent to know that enlisting in the army in Israel is Mandatory, once a CHILD, boy or girl, turns 18. Israel is a country of constant turmoil and conflict. Yes, there are jews in the U.S. military, and they are fighting to defend our country, USA. FYI...Bush started this unnecessary war with IRAQ, not the Jews, Moron!

2578 days ago
77.

cat2000    

Amber should have been called to the diary room for her comments. I know some people have their prejudices but, don't air them on national TV. Why was she telling Jameka that? of all people. If I were Jameka, I wouldn't look at her the same again.

2578 days ago
78.

Victoria    

Jesus = Jew

Geez Amber, you sure are dumb.

2578 days ago
79.

Diana    

I don't dislike Jews, I am just so tired of hearing about the Holocaust. Please stop this, I am fed up. Also stop seeing anti-semitism under every bed of the nation. Enough, enough. We are all children of God.

2578 days ago
80.

cat2000    

I totally agree # 43

2578 days ago
81.

Laura Priest    

Who cares,has no one heard of sticks and stones?

2578 days ago
82.

Jewish Boy    

Amber needs to go. Her remarks show how dumb she really is. How would all the Mom's out there like being generalized as cry babies. Amber never stops crying. GET RID OF HER. She makes the show look STUPID.

2578 days ago
83.

Dave    

Reality TV is a waste of time - anyone who watches reality TV is a waste of time - how's THAT for a blanket statement?

2578 days ago
84.

may    

What Amber said IS incredibly anti semitic and offensive: She made a mass generalization about an entire group of people saying that they were selfish, had never met a jew she had liked (what- all 2 of them?), and that they could also be identified by their noses and their surnames, i've also heard that they have horns on their heads (kidding!!!!).
That people dont see her comments as anti semitc is absurd, but the real tragedy is that her ignorant rant has enabled others who are just as ignorant to feel justified in their beliefs.
p.s. Not all jews run the media, are doctors, lawyers, or filthy rich. I imagine that anyone who holds this opinion can count the number of jews they've met on one hand.
And by the way, wasn't Isaiah Washington kicked off of gray's anatomy for gay bashing? and what about Don Imus? CBS needs to get rid of Amber, her spread of bigotry and anti semitism should not be tolerated.

2578 days ago
85.

Dirty Old Man in Canada (aren't we all?)    

Jackie Mason: "If I were the Aardvark, I'd spit ants up her zadnitze."

2578 days ago
86.

Petty shills    

Isn't TMZ being a little disingenuous? Where was TMZ when anti-Christian rants have been spewed during prime time? Much much worse than Amber said or even alluded to! I'm off TMZ.

2578 days ago
87.

Naples    

Did Amber CRY about it after she said it????????????

2578 days ago
88.

Kathie is a phony    

Amber is disgusting with all her blubbering and making an ass of herself on national tv. She and Jameka both need to get evicted. They talk about liars, yet they are doing the exact same things the other houseguests are doing, backstabbing and backdooring people! Amber has no right to make comments about other people. And hey Jameka, newsflash...you don't pray to GOD for money! You have to EARN it! They both need to get a life, LOSERS!

2578 days ago
89.

My 2 cents are only worth 2 cents.    

I don't normally like to post on these things, but I've read a couple of pretty interesting and ironic postings on this topic.

1) To all you people that think that CBS needs to boot this girl off : We all sit and complain about how little reality is actually in "reality" shows, so why do you think the network needs to intervene in this case of the First Amendment? No, her thoughts aren't politically correct, but these are her OPINIONS. The point of these types of "reality" shows are to put on people that will create the most buzz and interest in the show. And, well, this is reality. There are people that are ignorant and rude and that you won't like what comes out of their mouth. So what do you do when you experience one of them in real life...ask your mom to stop them from talking to you? If you really are that offended, DON'T WATCH THE SHOW and she will go off the air.

2) To the person who stated that the people that are trying to better the world are Jews, Asians, Russians and most other non-white anglos. This is quite the interesting statement. First of all, I am a white girl that chooses to work at a children's hospital to help sick children and better the world, so I feel kind of offended that you are making a blanket statement that discludes all the other people not in that category that are also trying to better the world. I know plenty of white people that would be considered a waste to society, but I also know quite a few Asians that dropped out of high school, Jews that are dealing drugs and, well, I don't really know any Russians. Anyways, this ties into my 3rd point.

3) To all you people that are angry that this girl on Big Brother made a completely ignorant, stereotypical comment about Jewish people. What exactly is it that you are posting about white people? You are doing the EXACT SAME THING. You are stating that "it's no surprise to hear this from a white person" and "she is another piece of white trash" and white people are "resting on some fantasized imaginary (sic) belief, that they are some superior race." Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't these also STEREOTYPES that don't apply to all white people? In that sense, it seems like a lot of you are employing reverse prejudice by applying what this stupid girl is saying to all white people.

Anyways, those are just the thoughts of this overprivileged white sorority girl so take it for what it's worth and feel free to sterotype me all you want.

2578 days ago
90.

MH    

I'd like to know where this chick hails from and what her religion is so I can sterotype this biatch's unintelligent, hateful and ignorant behavior. Sad so sad.

2578 days ago
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