'Big Brother' Houseguests in Hot Water THR
Three "Big Brother' houseguests got in trouble after the CBS show's live feed captured them uttering offensive statements, with the comments by the three cast members prompting reactions from their employers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Contestant Spencer Clawson, 31, made comments that included gay slurs, praised Hitler as a gifted speaker and used the C-word, sparking his employer, Union Pacific Railroad, to issue a statement distancing itself from his remarks.
"The values represented by Spencer Clawson's comments during the 'Big Brother' show do not at all align with Union Pacific's values. Mr. Clawson is on unpaid leave of absence while participating on 'Big Brother.' Union Pacific does not condone his comments," the company said in a statement.
Two other houseguests have seen their professional careers take a hit after insensitive comments were recorded. Aaryn Gries was dropped by modeling agency Zephyr Talent, while GinaMarie Zimmerman was fired as an employee at East Coast USA Pageant, the story notes.
CBS responded to the comments last week, as previously reported, indicating it did not condone the houseguests’ comments.