In Paula Deen fashion, companies are reacting quickly to distance themselves from high profile employees or spokespeople who have been caught uttering racist, homophobic and misoginistic comments.
As a result of offensive and derogatory statements by some of the houseguests on CBS’s Big Brother 15, two of those contestants have been fired from their jobs.
Big Brother houseguest Aaryn Gries has been fired from her modeling agency for offensive comments she made on the show. Comments that were heard and documented via the live feeds, but as of this writing, have not been aired on the broadcast of the show, nor in any statement from CBS acknowledging them.
Zephyr Talent of Austin, Texas issued this statement, which was posted on their social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter)
A few hours later, GinaMarie Zimmerman’s employer relieved her of her job as well.
TMZ reported: East Coast USA Pageant, Inc. is cutting ties with the 32-year-old pageant coordinator, claiming they were shocked GZ could “display such acts of hate and racism.”