So when Aaryn walked out last night, the nation waited to hear what she'd say for herself. The result? Yet one more stereotype.
When Chen read back racist comments she'd said verbatim, Gries began stuttering, immediately blaming it on "being Southern." The racist and homophobic comments read back to her were only three of many statements she made. But her response added yet another stereotype to the long list of stereotypes she seems to have.
The whole thing made me wonder where she lives in Texas. Wherever it is, everyone makes racist jokes and nobody thinks anything of it, apparently. I, for one, live in the South and was one of many people who likely cringed when she chalked up her behavior as being a Southern thing. Would everyone in the country now believe we all back up what this girl said?
Of course, most people don't believe all Southerners are racist, just as most people gasped when they heard the racist statements Aaryn Gries made this season. They were statements that led to the show posting a disclaimer distancing itself from the remarks. I think I speak for most Southerners when I say that we would like to distance ourselves, as well.
To see the racist comments that started it all, watch the video below.