'Big Brother' racism: Modeling agency dumps housemate

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A Texas modeling agency is dropping a Big Brother 15 contestant as a client after she spewed racist and homophobic comments on the show’s 24/7 feed.

Zephyr Talent of Austin, TX announced on its Facebook page that it will release Aaryn Gries, 22, from her contract after she was seen and heard making hateful comments about fellow participants.

“Aaryn, season 15 cast member of Big Brother, revealed prejudices and other beliefs that we (Zephyr Talent) do not condone,” the page reads. “We certainly find the statements made by Aaryn on the live Internet feed to be offensive. Any views or opinions expressed in personal commentary by Aaryn, either on any live feed from the House or during the broadcast, are hers alone and do not represent the views or opinions of Zephyr Talent. Upon much consideration, we have decided to release Aaryn from her contract with Zephyr Talent.”

It’s unclear, for now, whether CBS will air the offensive chatter, though it released a disclaimer Tuesday saying it didn’t condone such behavior. A petition, meanwhile, has already been created on Change.Org calling for Gries’ ouster.

Gries describes herself as an “outgoing, driven and spontaneous” college student from San Marcos, Texas. To win Big Brother, Gries said in her show biography that her strategy was to focus on “what I need to do to make it through, but I’m sure there will be moments of weakness where I second guess myself. I will use my Psychology training as best as I can and try to be strategic.”

Her biggest fear? “People with evil or absent minds that hurt or deceive others.”

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