During last night's episode of Big Brother, racist contestant Aaryn Gries was finally evicted after weeks of making offensive remarks about Asians and black people—and, to top it all off, she once made homophobic remark about housemate Andy. She was in the top ten of our Worst People in Reality TV History post, too, so basically it's a good thing she's gone!
In typical terrible person fashion, though, Gries didn't leave without offending the world one last time. During an exist interview with Julie Chen, Gries claimed that she was just "misunderstood" by the general public, and that she "did not mean to ever come off as racist." Her excuse for the remarks she made, which included the terrible line, "Be careful what you say in the dark; you might not be able to see that bitch"? That she's not "racist"—she's just Texan.
"In Texas, we say things. Sometimes we joke and we don't mean it. I feel how bad it is being seen and how I've come across to people. I don't want to seem like that person."
As a human being, this statement offends me.
Gries also told Chen that she doesn't remember making the racist comments (even though they were CAUGHT ON CAMERA), but she did comment, "I apologize to anyone I offended for that. That was not meant to be serious and if I said those things, I feel horrible for that. I regret that."
Luckily, for the good of humanity, Chen then proceeded to read some of the racist comments out loud to Gries right there.
You can check out footage of the exit interview above, courtesy of TMZ.