Last night's finale episode of Big Brother not only crowned a winner of the game—Andy Herren, the first gay man in the show's 13-year history to take the big prize—but also marked the end of the sequester for 11 of the show's contestants who were not allowed to receive information from the outside world since the beginning of the summer. So last night, three house guests learned that they were fired for making highly offensive remarks.
Some background: several of the contestants on this season of Big Brother were discovered to be horrifyingly bigoted when their raw, unedited remarks were caught on camera and broadcast on the Internet via the 24/7 live feeds. Two contestants—GinaMarie Zimmerman and Aaryn Gries—were let go from their jobs as a direct result of their comments. The racist comments became so habitual that CBS could no longer ignore them and the situation became a major storyline on the network version of the show.