Aaryn Gries was evicted from the "Big Brother" house last night with a 5-0 unanimous vote against Andy Herren. Gries had been playing a good game within the house that had kept her off of the block several weeks, but her time was up this week after nemesis Elissa Slater nominated. This eviction was one of the most awaited moments for America due to her controversial racist and homophobic remarks she made during the beginning of the season, causing her to lose her job. Julie Chen warned the viewing public that she would not be able to reveal details of the outside world to Aaryn as she would still be part of the game, but now in jury. When she left the house, the live audience had a mixed reception to the housemate with audible boos coming from the crowd. Julie Chen did not waste the oportunity to grill the evicted houseguest over her harsh comments about her fellow housemates.

“Being Southern, it is a stereotype and I have said some things that have been taken completely out of context and wrong. I do not mean to ever come off racist. That is not me and I apologize to anyone I have offended for that,” Gries responded. When Aaryn said this, you could hear a couple members of the audience laughing and booing. This is particularly noticeable as the spectators are usually silent during any interaction Julie has with the housemates as they are complete shut out of the outside world.

Julie went on to note, "We want to point out that everyone in the house went in knowing that everything they say and everything they do gets broadcast live on the internet. So when you say the intention was not to hurt anyone ... let me just read back a few of the things you said." The "Big Brother" host went on to read Aaryn's horrific racial slurs like, “Be careful what you say in the dark, you might not be able to see the b*tch,” referring to Candice Stewart, an African-American contestant; “Shut up, go make some rice,” referring to Helen Kim, an Asian contestant; and “Nobody is going to vote for whoever that queer puts up,” referring to Andy Herren, a gay contestant.

Aaryn was seemingly shocked when Julie read those remarks and said, "I do not remember saying those things and those things were not meant to be. That was not meant to be serious and if I said those things ... I feel horrible for that and I regret that." She went on to answer Julie's question if the program had taught her anything about herself. "It taught me a lot about people and life and just life in general. I feel like a completely different person leaving the house and I love everyone in there. Honestly, Andy and I are great friends, Candice and I are great friends, I love Helen more than anything and that hurts me that I would say something like that."

After listening and viewing the goodbye messages that her ex-housemates left for her, Gries was still distraught over the public perceiving her as a racist and said, "I honestly feel horrible. I feel like in Texas we say things that are sometimes… we joke and we don’t mean it,” Aaryn said. “I really feel bad that this is how it has been seen and how I’ve come across to people. I don’t want to seem like that person and I really do respect everyone in this game, although we have had some really hard times because we’re all fighting for our lives in the game.”

Julie concluded the video by telling her that she was in a unique position and when she gets home will be able to see footage from the 70 days she was in the house. She advised her to watch it and hoped that she would have a new perspective on things.

What do you think of Aaryn's defense to Julie's questions?


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