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'Big Brother' Aaryn


I'm Not Racist, I'm Just Texan

8/30/2013 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Aaryn Gries
was evicted from the "Big Brother" house Thursday night ... and on her way out, she told Julie Chen she's not really a racist, she's just a misunderstood Texan.

Seriously ... Gries -- who mocked Asians, trashed black people and referred to a gay houseguest as a "queer" during her stint on the reality competition show -- had the cojones to look Chen in the face and say, "I did not mean to ever come off as racist."

Here's her ridiculous explanation:

"In Texas, we say things. Sometimes we joke and we don't mean it. I feel how bad it is being seen and how I've come across to people. I don't want to seem like that person."

Aaryn -- who told Julie she doesn't remember ever making a racist comment in the house -- added, "I apologize to anyone I offended for that. That was not meant to be serious and if I said those things, I feel horrible for that. I regret that."

Julie -- being the badass that she is -- didn't let Aaryn off the hook and READ some of the offensive comments right to Aaryn's face as Aaryn sat there like a racist, homophobic deer in headlights.

FYI -- Aaryn still has no idea she's been dropped by her modeling agency over her behavior in the house ... because she's made it to the "jury house" and will remain sequestered from the outside world until the show ends in September.



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Wow shes racist and ignorant. But wait its texas fault cause they made her that way lmaol. Wat is the texans that r not racist and ignorant to do, she jus ruined their lives.

422 days ago


Thank you tmz for the spoiler. Love seeing results before I watch a show.

422 days ago


Just like anywhere else, most Texans are great, and then there are a few bad seeds that give everyone else a bad name. She should enjoy her "fame," because no one really cares about her, as celebrity goes.

422 days ago


This P.O.S. wh()re finally got her comeuppance. I hope that she gets all of her "holes" violated by a gang of hairy muslims...all at the same damn time! Now I'd buy that for a dollar!!!!!!!!

422 days ago


So all Texams are retarded racists? I find that hard to believe, rot in hell idiot.

422 days ago


Aaryn u were the reason I was watching the show sorry they voted u out there loss

422 days ago


I think it a big slice of humble pie to be called out on national television by Julie Chen for racist comments towards Asians, along with all the other ignorant comments she has made. I would hope that BB pays for a therapist in the jury house. Aaryn is going to need one, and perhaps they should hide the knives as well. With the media attention and internet scrutiny, this girl has a hard road ahead of her. If I had not seen or heard her racist comments on the show, she probably would have been one of my favorite contenders this season considering the slim pick-ins of house guests this season (Judd excluded) . Lets hope she can learn from this and it does not end badly for her. I see a Paula Dean and Aaryn skit on SNL in the near future.

422 days ago

BB not bb    

Imagine that, some people might be racist. That is not the same things as persecuting another race, it is called having an attitude and an opinion. This girl has a personality, and that is being called into question. She said she didn't mean it in a bad way and meant it as a joke. If people want to persecute her for it anyway, they must hate her for something else. They must be jealous.

Julie Chen tries to make some moral parable out of the whole mess. All it really is is locking people in a house till they crack and then picking them apart for not living up to a standard. That is one of the dumbest shows I have ever almost seen. That show marks the point where you figure TV is just a waste of time.

is it the end of the world to say that someone makes rice? I have nothing against rice. I eat rice. This is really stupid.

422 days ago


Wow! Way to go TMZ! Post this before the show even airs! Am I going to have to stay off of your site now so I don't have to worry about having the show ruined for me?! UGH

422 days ago

BB not bb    

Wow when I want a good rice dish, I go looking for an Asian restaurant. is that racist? I like their rice. So what? I would like them to go make me some rice. That is why I go in their restaurants. I go in and tell them to make whatever rice I want.

Is it an oppression of the Asians that they have to go and make some rice? Do they really hate it? They seem happy enough when I go order it. I think there is a reason why they sell rice and not tortillas also.

422 days ago

Alexandria jones    

They act like Aaryn is some horrible person and laughing at her and embarrassing her. People aren't understanding what really happened. Some of the jokes she's made are ****ed up but also who gives a ****? Does anyone actually think she's truly racist? Or truly homophobic? Do you think she would really prefer for these people not to have the same rights as she does?

And I just know there's a ton of people who want to give her a piece of their mind. She deserves one news flash embarrassing moment and she has already had it. I don't care how many jokes she made, she doesn't deserve the constant humiliation and torment she's probably going to get.

No one was actually offended by what she said. They take it at face value and don't look any further. Aaryn is not racist and the only reason she should have watched what she said is because people don't understand people. If people were more self aware and took the time to understand just people in general they would know that what she may have said was inappropriate at times but she's not a ****ing racist.

422 days ago


I really hope Texan aren't what she said they are because otherwise she just made Texas look stupid .

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422 days ago


I actually grew to like Aaryn as the season progressed. Amber is the person who gets on my nerves,when everything is going her way she is the in control bad ass,but the moment it's not,I'm such a victim..... At least Aaryn had some balls whether you like her or not.

422 days ago


She thinks "But I'm pretty.. I can get away with anything I want. Why is everyone treating me bad?"..

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