After claiming that the Warrior Princess costume she wore on Real Housewives of Atlanta was a part of her heritage, Kenya Moore now sees the error of her ways. She has released an apology via social media but fans have a bone to pick with the problematic network.
Kenya took to Twitter where she released a statement that read: ‘I want to sincerely apologize for inappropriately wearing the Native American headdress as a costume. I now realize that this was both disrespectful and insensitive and would never have done it if I had that knowledge and understanding beforehand. I regret it. When you know better, you do better. I am genuinely sorry.’
Bravo also released a separate statement that read: ‘Bravo aims to have the highest standards of respect and inclusivity and we recognize that the recent episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, in which a cast member wears a Native American costume, did not uphold those values. We had hoped it would provide a teachable moment, however, in retrospect, it is clear that the network did not address this properly given the gravity of the situation. We apologize to both the Native American community and our audience as a whole.’
— KENYA MOORE (@KenyaMoore) March 23, 2021
However, there seems to be a double standard when it comes to Black Housewives and non-Black Housewives.
While many agree that Kenya was right for apologizing about her misstep, they are wondering why Bravo never apologized for Kelly Dodd’s racist actions. In addition to keeping her on the show, she was featured on Watch What Happens Live and continues to make racially insensitive comments.
It’s crazy you had to post this… so many white housewives have done & said ALOT of racist shit… @BravoPR never ever seemed to notice! But of course the black woman has to apologize pic.twitter.com/ZVW4MffTgR
— Ms.Always (@MsKnowItAlready) March 23, 2021
Not to mention, Luann De Lesseps wore Blackface for a previous costume and she apologized — but the network was silent.
In the comment section of Real Housewives Franchise and Bravo’s Instagram page, fans started pointing out the bias between how they treat their talent.
What do you think of this situation?