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'Big Brother' Racism

Someone Take a Stand!!

7/8/2013 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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"Big Brother" aired a string of Aaryn Gries' racist comments, and the most shocking part was how an African-American houseguest kept silent about it. Former 'BB' star Marvin Latimer joins us ... and rips the current cast for not ripping Aaryn.

Plus, 50 Cent's facing serious charges in a domestic violence case with his baby mama, Daphne Joy -- but thinks it's appropriate to crack jokes on Instagram?? Out of line?

And, George Clooney hasn't dumped Stacy Keibler ... yet. We'll tell you why the famous bachelor is still far from settling down. 
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(0:00) "Big Brother" racism -- former cast member Marvin Latimer joins us ... and goes off on everyone who is (or isn't) involved.
(10:00) Beyonce and Solange Knowles -- too busy for their father's second marriage. Or are they?
(15:00) Charles Saatchi files for divorce from his wife ... that he choked!!! This guy...
(18:00) A "Biggest Loser" contestant is sued for putting on a few pounds ... is it out of line?
(24:00) 50 Cent posts photos of himself NOT in jail ... making a joke of the domestic violence charges ... and it could bite him in the ass.
(27:00) Two powerful business people tweet and Facebook about the SF plane crash -- are they drawing attention to themselves ... or just doing what anyone else would do in that situation?
(30:00) Former MLB pitcher Kris Benson's estranged wife arrested in one of the craziest situations we've ever heard -- involving a bulletproof vest and a gun.
(32:00) George Clooney -- signs he's leaving Stacy Keibler. Do you blame him?
(34:00) Drew Rosenhaus -- badass for wrestling a shark in Florida?
(36:00) The floor is yours!
(41:00) Prince Jackson can kick your butt now.
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Wow ...    

I agree, bad timing to tweet photo's from the crash. On the other hand, video and photos can really help investigation.


The facebook ceo ws out of line!!

409 days ago
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Mee    

BAD idea to not be discreet and try to bash anyone publicly while your on TOP which means the majority of people are already believing him and on his side.
HE WOULD BE A FOOL NOT TO STOP THESE COMMUNICATIONS IMMEDIATELT !!

409 days ago
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Wow ...    

You know, George Clooney is NOT one of the best looking men out there. Good looking sure, but the best - no.

409 days ago
19.

SCANDAL    

Everywhere you go people ignore racist, homophobic comments. Are they considered slurs if they are used in music, comedy acts, on the playground, walking down the street in conversation or on TMZ in their skits? I think Howard and AAryn both here this talk to often. He has learned through experience that it is better to be quiet, She has learned not to care who hears or sees her act this way, due to examples in her immediate life Ie the music she listens to, the asian lady comments were pulled directly from a comedy skit I once saw on You Tube. Both are products of a society who uses this language and subject matter to freely, but are quick jump on the band wagon when some cries foul. Doesn't make any of it right...or wrong?

409 days ago
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Shana    

Hold on. People are actually upset at the one black dude in the house on Big Brother because he hasn't called out the other houseguests on their racist ish? Are you serious? We're told repeatedly that we're too sensitive, don't know how to take a joke, that we're the angry ones (even the racist ones-- and I'll admit that some are) and they want this dude to actually speak up?!? He's one black dude in a house full of non-blacks, one of the most vocal is a petite blond chick. On television-- national television. And the internet. Speak up? Psssshaw...

409 days ago
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lanie    

Marvin and Charles are judging Howard harshly but don't have the context of the entire scenario. Aaryn has NOT said anything about black folks in front of Howard.

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The TV show edit made it seem like Howard was standing near and heard when Aaryn and Ginamarie talked about Candice being dark and not being able to see her in the dark -- but he was nowhere around. The only people who heard that conversation were GinaMarie, Aaryn and Kaitlin.

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Howard has only been privy to Aaryn's "jokes" with an Asian accent talking like she's a manicurist --which was absolutely tacky, but not hateful like all the other Aaryn makes only in the presence of Ginamarie and Kaitlin.

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So don't judge him for not saying anything - he is clueless she has said anything racist towards blacks or even Asians.

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That is why Howard said in the diary room that the comments were inappropriate even if they were jokes--- because that's all he's heard.

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Even so, if he did hear the racist things.. Why should he blow up and get a target on his back for things in which he has no control over? And let the bigot get a few steps closer to the cash? That's letting her win. And that's pure stupidity.
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He can blast her over the show is over but don't make it easier for her to win $500k by putting a target on your back unnecessarily. It won't change her racist thoughts - all it will do is possibly make her $500k richer.

409 days ago
22.

EdH    

Its all about context. The way they edited the show made it seem like Howard was there when Arryn said the comments about black people, which is far from the truth. Arryn only says those tihngs around the "non-minorities". He knows about the asian comments and he and Candice figured that if she talks about asian she must talk about them in a derogatory manner. I think its easy to judge Howard but he's doing what's best for him. It doesn't make him a coward.

409 days ago
23.

Robert Ranta    

I suspect Aaryn Gries parents meant to name her Aryan but couldn't spell it.

409 days ago
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Rvolpi    

TMZ, almost Everyone on the house... almost... has heard these remarks. I find it disgusting, regrettable & extremely offensive that you point the finger at the 'black guy' as the person who needs to stand up. Why not the white ones? Why not the gay one who even made a bigoted Asian remark, himself... why not these others? Why the black guy who also happens to be a youth counselor in the real world & has to set some sort of an example. I'm not saying he couldn't do it in a civil way but these people are nOt civil & he knows it. Get a grip, TMZ...

409 days ago
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Rvolpi    

TMZ, almost Everyone on the house... almost... has heard these remarks. I find it disgusting, regrettable & extremely offensive that you point the finger at the 'black guy' as the person who needs to stand up. Why not the white ones? Why not the gay one who even made a bigoted Asian remark, himself... why not these others? Why the black guy who also happens to be a youth counselor in the real world & has to set some sort of an example. I'm not saying he couldn't do it in a civil way but these people are nOt civil & he knows it. Get a grip, TMZ...

409 days ago
26.

Little Shadow    

Hey, I'm shocked by what I saw. So, riddle me this - are the racist comments being made a sign of the true bigotry in the US (and world?) or is it more of an indicator of the type of (some of) the people who go on these reality shows? I'm white, most (but not all) of my friends are white. When it's just us white folks together - well, I only remember once the conversation turning racist and that was ended FAST!

409 days ago
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JakeBoston    

It bothers me greatly that TMZ is calling her comments "extremely horrible racist comments" what?? Okay her saying someone eats rice or someone is already dark is racist , but "extremely horrible" is a massive exaggeration! "Extremely horrible" would be her saying that n word needs to get shot... Yes her comments are racist but they are not threatening! And for one of the contestants leaving the game because of her comment is WHAT SHE WANTS!!! She played the game. Don't get pissy and leave RISE ABOVE IT!

408 days ago
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JakeBoston    

What? TMZ calling this girl's comments "extremely horrible racist comments" is so exaggerated beyond belief! Now, her comments such as "She eats rice" and "she's already dark" yes are racist, but "extremely horrible" it is NOT! If she said something threatening such as "she's dark and needs to be shot" now that is extremely horrible. But her comments are just racist. And a contestant leaving the game because of her comments is EXACTLY WHAT SHE WANTED! You played into her game! The smarter better thing to do as a strong person is RISE ABOVE IT and win despite that ignorant chick.

408 days ago
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seaglass101    

All this so called offended whining is really weird. I have heard blacks, asians, latinos and whites making racist comments about other races. Why act like a bunch of babies now. Why watch a show that upsets you so much. If your life sucks so much try to change it. Get a life people.

406 days ago
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