After Paula Deen, another TV personality gets into trouble for using the "n-word." This time, it was "Big Brother" season fifteen HouseGuest, GinaMarie Zimmerman, who got fired from her day job as pageant coordinator for East Coast USA Pageant Inc. after her employer witnessed her using racial slurs on the show.
After watching her use the "n-word" during a live feed on CBS.com, East Coast USA Pageant Inc. was "left in disbelief and shock" as the reality TV show contestant showed "acts of hate and racism" and decided to cut their ties with her despite Zimmerman being a longtime employee of the company since five years ago. Although "Big Brother" does not condone the HouseGuests' prejudices, among them were racial and homophobic slurs, the show does not censor the contestants.
In a statement, East Coast USA Pageant said they were in fact "thankful that this show let us see GinaMarie for who she truly is" having "never known this side of GinaMarie or have ever witnessed such acts of racism in the past." They added, "In a business where we are surrounded by beauty every day we are saddened to see something so ugly come from someone we put on a very high pedestal."
Zimmerman is actually not the only "Big Brother" HouseGuest this season to lose her day job after using hateful language on the show. Aaryn Gries was dropped by her modeling agency, Zephyr Talent, after she told her an Asian contestant to "shut up and go make some rice" and called another gay contestant "queer."