A segment of the episode focused on contestant Aaryn Gries, showing a montage of her derogatory comments made about African American, Asian American and gay members of the house.
Fellow contestant GinaMarie Zimmerman was also shown making similar comments while talking with Gries. A third contestant, Spencer Clawson, was also heard making racist comments on the show's live feed.
In the clips, Gries is shown mocking Asian accents, saying a fellow contestant should "shut up and go make some rice" and claiming that, in the matter of who will get house MVP, "no one will vote for whoever that queer puts up," referring to openly gay housemate Andy.
The offensive comments first came to light last week when fans who monitored the show's round-the-clock live feed began discussing them online. Gries and Zimmerman have both lost their jobs, at a modeling agency and a beauty pageant, respectively. Clawson's employer,
The network had previously recieved criticism from a former contestant who urged CBS to not cover up the comments and deal with the issue head-on.
While things may be looking dire for the contestants in their personal lives, the controversy paid off for CBS, which saw an increase in ratings for the episode, making it the most-watched network show on Sunday night.