In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Gries said “I’m trying to show that I’m remorseful, and I hope that comes across because I really do feel very bad. If I don’t move forward, I will be stuck in this, and it will eat me alive. I can’t treat this experience as a negative. I have to take it as a positive because it’s made me a better person.”
Gries did not learn the full extent of the uproar until after the conclusion of the show when she was finally allowed to leave the house. She has spent countless hours scouring the internet and reviewing news stories and videos about her remarks.
She asked fans for forgiveness.
“I would ask them if they’ve ever made a mistake, if they’ve ever needed forgiveness, and would they want that forgiveness from the world if they were in a similar situation?” Gries said. “We all make mistakes, and we all need forgiveness.”
You can read her reaction to Julie Chen’s exit interview with her and her own take on her relationship with Candice Stewart and Helen Kim, the African American and Asian American contestants who her slurs were directed at, in the Los Angeles Times.