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Shots Fired: ‘Big Brother’ Contestant Fired From Real Job After Racist ‘N-Word’ Comments

Houseguest GinaMarie Zimmerman on Big Brother

Big Brother contestant GinaMarie Zimmerman better spend her reality TV money wisely from this point on because she won’t be able to report to her day job once she finishes filming this season.

TMZ reports that “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.’”

As we previously reported, Zimmerman called welfare “n*gger insurance,” and her comments were broadcasted on Big Brother’s uncensored live Internet feed.

According to the TMZ report, East Coast USA employed the reality show contestant for five years and had this to say about their decision to fire her:

“We have never known this side of GinaMarie or have ever witnessed such acts of racism in the past. …We are actually thankful that this show let us see GinaMarie for who she truly is. We would never want her to be a role model to our future contestants. ..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.”

The tabloid went on to say the organization was especially upset because they “encouraged their pageant girls to watch GinaMarie on the show and vote for her … thinking she would be a role model.”

As previously reported, producers of Big Brother have distanced themselves from GinaMarie Zimmerman’s racist comments, as well as those of other house guests.

The news comes in light of recent allegations of racist speech from former Food Network star Paula Deen and the racially-charged trial of GinaMarie’s namesake, George Zimmerman.

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3 thoughts on “Shots Fired: ‘Big Brother’ Contestant Fired From Real Job After Racist ‘N-Word’ Comments

  1. Edvin Knight Muslija says:

    Gosh, people still take racism seriously? Racism is a joke, it's not like it'll hurt you. Sure it may hurt you on the inside but on the outside it won't. Racism is everywhere, everyday, 24/7. No matter what, even the goodest of people can be racist.

  2. Omar Cuba says:

    Edvin Muslija
    When people are racist and are allowed to make decisions based on racism people can be hurt physically, mentally and finacially. Your are probablly not a bad person, you just might not understand the effect of racism on us as a whole. If all of mankind worked together for a better world there would be nothing that could not be accomplished. I have lived with people of other races and we are more alike than different in many ways. We all have love in us as well as hate.
    Lets feed the love instead of the hate. I love all of my people of all races.
    Be well Edvin,
    Blessings to you and your familly!

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