,/p>In an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman on Tuesday, Big Brother 15 host Julie Chen said she was very disappointed in the racist and homophobic remarks made by evicted HouseGuest Aaryn Gries on the show. Julie said that Aaryn was chosen by producers to fill the role of “America’s sweetheart” but obviously that didn’t work out as planned. Even worse, she doesn’t think Aaryn’s apology for her behavior was truly honest.
“She’s 22, she’s college-educated. It was shocking and it was astounding to watch because when she first got picked to be one of the housemates, we all thought, ‘Oh, she’s going to be America’s sweetheart.’ She’s a beautiful girl,” Julie told David Letterman. “But you have to remember, it’s people trying to get picked. It’s kind of like a job interview, they’re putting their best foot forward. And it wasn’t until a couple weeks in the house that she said some pretty ugly things.”
Julie Chen said it was heartbreaking that “we think we’ve come so far when it comes to race relations and our views, but the fact that someone who is college-educated can move into a house where they all know… everything they say and do is being broadcast live to the Internet… to say such ugly things?”
Speaking about her post-eviction interview with Aaryn Gries, Big Brother 15 host Julie Chen said that she was glad Aaryn said she was sorry if she offended anyone. “But then she talked out of the other side of her mouth and she said, ‘But.’ Any time you apologize and there’s a ‘but,’ to me, it’s not a real apology.”
David Letterman summed it up nicely by saying, “The great thing about freedom of speech is that it takes care of dumb people!”
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