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'Big Brother' Host Julie Chen

'I'M OFFENDED'

By Our Racist Houseguests

7/9/2013 5:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sure, she plays it cool on the show ... but "Big Brother" host Julie Chen says she's well aware of all the disgusting racist comments being made inside the house ... and she's offended.

Julie and her husband, CBS honcho Les Moonves, were leaving Craig's in L.A. last night when we asked how she felt about houseguest Aaryn's racist comments about Asians.

"Personally, I was offended," Chen told TMZ ... "I was offended by all the comments -- the anti-gay, the anti-black, but especially the anti-Asian ones ... for obvious reasons."

Still, Chen says she's hopeful Aaryn will be able to "change the way she thinks" after she leaves the BB house.

Chen does take one thinly-veiled shot at Aaryn when asked about the houseguest being dropped by her modeling agency -- check out the clip.

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Move on to the next "Horrendous" Event    

One main reason this is still making "gossip" is because all the hypocrite racists run to the cbs big brother feed chat rooms demanding Aaryn be publicly hung and burned at the stake all to "prove" that they themselves are not racists. The other reason is it fits in well with the media anti-racist trend that's condemned Paula Dean for saying the "n" word decades ago and because George Zimmerman is on trial for being a killer racist (but really he's on trial because the media went on a mass hoodie wearing binge to prove they weren't racists).

This whole thing is stupid and will do no good for anyone. If anything, it will probably create more racists and more closet racists. It's just something for the media to sensationalize as usual.

From everything I've seen and read, the people screaming racism are more hateful than anyone who has supposedly been racist. If anyone on Big Brother is racist, I highly doubt that attacking them is going to do anything but make them more racist. There's nothing like a big back and forth ball of anger to solve NOTHING.

283 days ago
47.

Move on to the next "Horrendous" Event    

One main reason this is still making "gossip" is because all the hypocrite racists run to the cbs big brother feed chat rooms demanding Aaryn be publicly hung and burned at the stake all to "prove" that they themselves are not racists. The other reason is it fits in well with the media anti-racist trend that's condemned Paula Dean for saying the "n" word decades ago and because George Zimmerman is on trial for being a killer racist (but really he's on trial because the media went on a mass hoodie wearing binge to prove they weren't racists).

This whole thing is stupid and will do no good for anyone. If anything, it will probably create more racists and more closet racists. It's just something for the media to sensationalize as usual.

From everything I've seen and read, the people screaming racism are more hateful than anyone who has supposedly been racist. If anyone on Big Brother is racist, I highly doubt that attacking them is going to do anything but make them more racist. There's nothing like a big back and forth ball of anger to solve NOTHING.

283 days ago
48.

windsor    

Puullease . These are the type of characters they fish for so they can "stir the pot" and raise he ratings. Nice people are deemed boring and therefore no ratings.

283 days ago
49.

tgrfan42069    

the gay guy said that black people are violent and the black guy talked about how he wanted to molest all of the women.but no one cares about that they get a free pass

283 days ago
50.

Oval Beach    

Oh give us ALL a break Julie. The controversy makes for a big pay check for both you and Les so...please...don't insult us.

283 days ago
51.

pat    


Julie Chen says she's well aware of all the disgusting racist comments being made inside the house ... and she's offended.


Well she and her husband don't seem offended enough IMO

283 days ago
52.

Spikette56    

I'm offended by Julie's statement yesterday onher talk show....."Aaryn is educated" so Julie was surprised that she would talk this way. what does that mean? That simply because I don't have a college degree or college background that I'm "un-educated" and therefore she EXPECTS me to talk like Aaryn?!? Talk about discrimination and racism!!! Is she saying that because I'm "uneducated" in her small mind, that I'm allowed to say racist things?? That statement from her really made me mad. Who does she think she is equating "education" with non-racists? I know several people who are so-called "educated" and they are some of the biggest racists around! Pahhhh....leeease!!!!

283 days ago
53.

null-user    

Charles, what the hell is wrong with you?

Howard is in a game. He, along with millions of other African Americas, Gay American’s and Asian American’s has put up with ignorance and racism all of their lives. Are you telling me you have not kept your feelings to yourself all of your life? Really? You expect me to believe that every time you’ve heard racist remarks that you’ve always spoken out?

There is no doubt in my mind that you have overlooked such ugly remarks during the course of your life. I consider racist remarks are often tolerated like “white lies.” Sometimes during the course of events in your life, you keep the piece, saying nothing because you realize challenging such ignorance and hateful remarks will never have an impact and only cause unnecessary friction, conflicts, fights or even worse, fatalities.

Gays, Asian and African Americans continue to tolerate ignorance and hate every day. Howard in BB15 should tolerate the ignorance and hate for the sake of the game. When the game is over, Howard should ask the BB15 host to all meet after the game to address the remarks. It is a constructive way to approach this ignorance and hate and the best way to play the game.

People don’t change their minds overnight. If Howard delays his response until after the game, asking for CBS to host a constructive meeting is the best way to address this problem. This is a “win, win, win” approach.

282 days ago
54.

JBDragon    

I can't wait to hear what new Racist thing they have to say!!! These people do know that there are Camera's and MIC's everywhere??? I can only imagine how they really are when none of that is around. This must be them do their best to hold all the racism in and some of it slipping out!!!

I can't wait until they get booted and find out they've lost their jobs over it!!!

282 days ago
55.

pat    

Chen, in defending the show, and pretending to be offended, is really digging a hole for the show and her career if the ratings slip any further.

282 days ago
56.

Carolyn P    

TMZ regarding BB - You keep talking about Howard taking a stand against Aaron and many others making racial remarks in the house: #1 Why JUST Howard? Many of the remarks were made towards Helen and even Julie Chen as they are Asian and #2 the people who are in the house right now sometimes wait YEARS to get on this show, Aaron IS in power now, but once the power shifts, and if Howard gets his chance then and can pull it off, THEN I would want him to lay the smack down on her and call her out for her hateful remarks then and let the house know that America is watching and hearing and he doesn't HAVE to take a stand, as America will definitely do that once they are outside of the house. Howard is a religious man, maybe he doesn't believe in confrontation, maybe he's had a life of being bullied, I don't know what his story is and neither does anyone else, so why would you be bullying him and calling him out alone!?! Stop making this a Howard standing up for the black community thing, it's a moral argument, Aaron alone is in the wrong, microphones are on ALL the players, sometimes others don't hear what is being said, other times it gets back to them through the grapevine! The only one I want to be called out and beaten down to Paula Deen's level right now is Aaron and any of the other players saying hateful things, NOT those that are standing by and waiting for her reign to be complete!

282 days ago
57.

marlyn    

julie is offended but yet lets the bogotry and racism continue on a CBS network, guess likes raking in the $ hosting BB. ALL comments made on the show should be aired and not sept under the rugs. time to educate julie and have these people evicted now..that would show america that $ is not more important than peoples feeling

282 days ago
58.

marlyn    

julie cant be that offended since she is allowing the HGs actions to continue. married to a CBS honcho who makes buttload of $ is more important than standing up for the guys, blacks and asians. take a stand and show ALL comments from ALL the racist,homophobics and anti gays for the house on national tv and not just 1 girl. letting america think their is just 1 bad apple in the house is wrong. ACTIONS speak louder than words. evict these HGs now!! julie hosting a show with this filth is despicable

282 days ago
59.

ayatollah    

if you don't think blacks are causing all the crime then you are an idiot. facing reality does not make you a racist, get over it psycho liberals

282 days ago
60.

pattycake    

im offended by her presence on the planet

282 days ago
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