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'Big Brother' GinaMarie

FIRED from Day Job

for Racist Comments

7/3/2013 12:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Big Brother" contestant GinaMarie Zimmerman is gonna have a rude awakening when she leaves the house -- she's been FIRED from her day job after dropping the N-bomb.

TMZ has learned ... East Coast USA Pageant, Inc. is cutting ties with the 32-year-old pageant coordinator ... claiming they were shocked GZ could "display such acts of hate and racism."

As we previously reported, GinaMarie referred to welfare as "n**ger insurance" ... and the comments were captured on "Big Brother's" uncensored live Internet feed.

East Coast USA says GinaMarie has been an employee for 5 years -- but insist, "We have never known this side of GinaMarie or have ever witnessed such acts of racism in the past."

The pageant says, "We are actually thankful that this show let us see GinaMarie for who she truly is. We would never want her to be a role model to our future contestants."

"In a business where we are surrounded by beauty every day we are saddened to see something so ugly come from someone we put on a very high pedestal."

A rep for the organization tells us they are especially upset because they encouraged their pageant girls to watch GinaMarie on the show and vote for her ... thinking she would be a role model.

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106.

Bu    

Also Spencer, and Amanda both have made slurs in the house!

288 days ago
107.

sarah    

good

288 days ago
108.

Tyrob    

Some of you guys are quick to associate government assistance with the black race. When in fact the white race have their hands in the public assistance pot as well (if not more than any other race). And don't let me get on the majority of white folk running to the aid of home modifications because they cant afford their mortgage. Isn't that government assistance too???

288 days ago
109.

Beetlejuice    

Racist bytch, Stopped watching the show after season 3, just a beauty contest now.

288 days ago
110.

Stephanie    

Question. If she has never acted this way at work, nor towards anyone she works with. Why was she fired. I guess what you say outside of work now matters. I don't agree with what she said, but lawsuit will be coming to this company.

288 days ago
111.

Letsbereasonable    

Zimmerman is her last name? Too easy.

288 days ago
112.

David Saxon    

She has freedom of speech. Anyone that wants to control speech and thought is a facist.

288 days ago
113.

Cochise    

Something else to think about. All you b!tches attacking black people fail to realize that we aren't the ones that fired this broad. By attacking black people over her firing you're just showing your true colors.

288 days ago
114.

USArmy    

I can't wait until this standard is applied to blacks who use this language all day long. Those who are throwing this girl and Paula Dean under the bus should do the same to Alex Baldwin. Hasn't happened which means there are a bunch of hypocrites making comments.

288 days ago
115.

en Todo Momento!!    

she can go move into a bus now... like anyone is going to hire her.

288 days ago
116.

feinburgrl    

This is just plain stupid. Why the hell should she lose her job for the 'N' word. Did not happen at work and is not a public figure. It shows us that people need to get a life sometimes.

288 days ago
117.

Tj    

This bunch of people are dumber than usual.

288 days ago
118.

Elaisha    

I think this whole situation is very ingorant. First of all, the use of the contriversal "N" word should never be said by anyone. I know that many people use the excuse of some African Americans reckless use of this word but that is no free pass. It like a girl calling herself fat. When she says it, it is ok but when you attempt to agree or call her fat yourself you will find that she is extremely offended. The fact is that even though many blacks do throw around the "N" like it is nothing, there is still a very large scar hid behind it that i believe exists in all Blacks, including me. And yes, I do realize that some individuals in our race tend to blame slavery and what not on our own present misfortunes. This is also inexcusable . It is until we all as a Nation , not just one race, can let go of the dirty past that we can truly move forward in the future. I"m only 16 and even I know that.

288 days ago
119.

ameristar1    

Wow! I can't believe that CBS.com and or Big Brother is keeping two ladies on the show. There no way these racist/gay comments or going go away.
Shane on CBS and BBC.

288 days ago
120.

ameristar1    

Wow! I can't believe that CBS.com and or Big Brother is keeping two ladies on the show. There no way these racist/gay comments or going go away.
Shane on CBS and BBC.

288 days ago
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