If anyone knows how to create drama, it's a Real Housewife. The ladies of Atlanta are back in action and bitchier than ever in this, their fifth season, and boy oh boy oh boy, the hits just keep on coming. After Sunday night's premiere episode, the ladies took to their Bravotv.com blogs and to Twitter to stir up even more shit, and we're all the more entertained for it. NeNe Leakes and Kandi Burruss basically started calling fellow cast mate Kim Zolciak a racist, and the rest is beautiful, glorious, melodramatic Housewife history.
Here's what happened.
Kim and her assistant Sweetie went over to Kandi's house and, according to Kandi's blog, insulted her neighborhood and implied that the only wealthy people who live there are drug dealers. Then Kim made a comment about Kandi not needing to tan, because Kandi's black, and Kandi, as well as NeNe, took offense.
Ms. Leakes wrote on Twitter:
Shady! U don't need no sun! Wow. Racist comments! I been telling y'all this 4 a while now.
And what does Kim have to say about all this? She wrote in her blog:
NeNe constantly insinuated "I come from a trailer park" AND I am the racist one? I don't have to prove anything to anyone. I know my character, and the multiple friends of different races that I do have know it as well! Like I have said before and will say here again for the last time, COLOR means absolutely nothing to me, it is the person’s character and blatant ignorance that determines the non-friendship between me and the person. That is all for now.
Kim went on to say that the comment she made about Kandi not having to tan was a joke, and that she, Kandi, and Sweetie all laughed about it.
Here's the thing -- I don't know if Kim's racist or not, but really, if she wants to stop being called a racist, maybe, I don't know, she should stop offending people? Regardless of whether or not she's actually motivated to cut people down based on their color, it's not cool that she says thing that people find offensive, no matter if Kim thinks what she's saying is offensive or not.
If I were Kim, I'd play it safe for a while and try not to make any racists jokes that could be interpreted the wrong way. Because if she is, in fact, joking, the humor's falling a little flat.
Do you think Kim's acting racist?
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