Gay contestant on CBS's Big Brother loses job
Andy Herren is latest player to be fired for behavior on the reality show
It’s a good thing for Andy Herren that he is still in the running to win the $500,000 first prize on the CBS reality show Big Brother.
That’s because this season’s openly gay contestant has just lost his job in the real world.
The College of DuPage has stated on Facebook that Herren no longer works for them as a part-time instructor.
The college is apparently trying to distance itself from controversial comments Herren said in the show during a season that has been filled with racist and homophobic remarks made by several of the contestants.
‘(Herren) does not currently work for the College,’ the college stated on Facebook. ‘Any behavior or language he uses on the CBS reality show Big Brother does not represent the opinions or values of College of DuPage.’
Herren has been far less controversial than some of his castmates but still was a part of some controversial conversations.
Towleroad.com reports that last week, he vocally agreed with fellow finalist GinaMarie Zimmerman that many of the evicted houseguests were ‘robotic biracials.’
Many of the most offensive comments this season surfaced on the show’s live internet feed with CBS airing just a small portion of them during its telecast.
Ironically, Herren himself was a target of offensive comments including being called a ‘queer’ by contestant Aaryn Gries and ‘Kermit the fag’ by Spencer Clawson.
Both Zimmerman and Clawson also lost their jobs because of their conduct on the show.
Among the other homophobic comments heard by various houseguests this season: ‘Hey, where’d you put my shorts, queerboy?’ ‘That was the wierdest, gayest face I’ve ever seen,’ ‘Fucking dyke,’ and ‘No one is going to vote for whoever that queer puts up.’