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Petitioning Complaints Department CBS and 7 others

CBS Television Network: To expel current contestant of Big Brother 15 Aaryn Gries

Aaryn Gries has made racist and homophobic comments since she entered the Big Brother house. Racism and Homophobia shouldn't be allowed while competing in a TV show that streams live 24 hours a day.

Here are some of the racist and homophobic comments Aaryn Gries has made on Big Brother 15:

-- "They (referring to two African-american contestants) are going to stick together because of the black thing"

-- "Learn how to talk, it's asked, not aksed," while talking to another African-american contestant.

-- "Shut up and go and make some rice," referring to an Asian contestant

-- "He could get MVP (a privilege given by viewers to the favorite contestant every week) because everyone loves the queers," referring to a gay contestant

-- "She is the first Asian I know who doesn't do nails," referring to an Asian contestant.

CBS Television Network and the production of Big Brother must take swift action to condemn Aaryn's remarks, and Aaryn must be expelled. These steps are necessary for both Aaryn and the station to prove they can be trusted to report objectively on issues that impact the human rights and LGBT community.

Letter to
Complaints Department CBS
Executive Vice President, Communications Chris Ender
Director, Press Information Ed Harrison
and 5 others
Executive Vice President, Communications Dana McClintock
Producer Endemol
Casting Director Robyn Kass
Manager, Publicity Sienna Sanders
Director Publicity Mitch Graham
To expel current contestant of Big Brother 15 Aaryn Gries

A group of us have been alerted to the fact that the Big Brother contestant, Aaryn Gries has made several racist and homophobic comments. Although CBS will most likely edit these images to avoid these comments on public television, Big Brother streams live 24 hours for those fans who subscribe to this service.

These are some of the comments:
"They (referring to two African-american contestants) are going to stick together because of the black thing"
"Learn how to talk, it's asked, not asked". while talking to another African-american contestant.
"Shut up and go and make some rice" referring to an Asian contestant.
"He could get MVP (a privilege given by viewers to the favorite contestant every week) because everyone loves the queers" referring to a gay contestant.

These comments spread right away over Twitter and other social media by many of the fans watching the live feeds. Most fans of the popular show have requested to the CBS Twitter account the forced eviction of this contestant.

"You are calling people queers and using the F word for my gays? Hell no!" said the Twitter user @ScoobyNSkittles
"Aaryn so far is crazy, homophobic and racist. What a treat" declared @sourcechipmunk on her Twitter account.
"Aaryn's racist & homophobic comments are too much. She has to go. Just going to keep calling her Aryan now" said @hamdiaxo on Twitter.
"Aaryn is a RACIST! Take her out of the house, off the show NOW! She's a disgrace" asked @Aileenppolicros on Twitter to CBS
"If Paula Deen can lose everything a pageant reject can at least be kicked off a show. Aaryn should be expelled" stated the Twitter user @branden628 asking CBS for her eviction.

Thousands of these comments made the popular show trending on Twitter with the hashtag #bb15

These type of comments can't be allowed in a television show that streams 24 hours a day to all type of fans, including families. Many of teenagers look at some of these contestants as a example to follow. By CBS Television Network conceding this behavior they are supporting the verbal violence, and setting a house without limits for other former current/future contestants. If Aaryn Grides is left in the competition this will only make the situation worse as the show recently started and still has a whole summer.

Many members in the community have been affected by this. CBS Television Network and the production of Big Brother must take swift action to condemn Aaryn's remarks, and Aaryn must be expelled. These steps are necessary for both Aaryn and the station to prove they can be trusted to report objectively on issues that impact the human rights and LGBT community.




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