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If Kim Zolciak Isn’t Racist, She Should Stop Saying Racist Things

by Lindsay Mannering on November 7, 2012 at 3:17 PM

kim zolciakIf 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?

 

Photo via bravotv.com

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Comments

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  • Rebecca
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    Rebecca

    November 7, 2012 at 3:28 PM
    I don't think that was racist. I think you need to proof read.
  • Felic...
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    Felicia Albright

    November 7, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    How about people not getting their panties in a bunch over every single freaking comment???!!  Everyone is always offended over something..grow some thicker skin. I saw nothing wrong with either comment. Kim was right. Kandi is black so why would she need to tan??? There is nothing racist in that comment. Grow up people.


  • singe...
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    singer825

    November 7, 2012 at 3:45 PM
    Lol. So I'm black. People have made comments like that to me and I find it funny. Also, it's true. I'm brown-skinned, why the heck would I need to tan! I just tell people that I have aspirations to be like the cheshire cat when it's dark out. Yea it's not PC, but people spend way too much time nowadays being PC. It's tiresome.
  • Joann...
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    Joanne Hester

    November 7, 2012 at 3:45 PM

     I know Kandi is black, but whether or not she likes to get sun, Probably  has nothing to do with that. Last year Kim was very offended by a remark that was misquoted and the meaning changed and she gave Kandi a hard time over it. I agree with who wrote the Article maybe Kim should quit with the jokes and realize maybe she could be coming off wrong and a bit insensitive.


  • bj
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    bj

    November 7, 2012 at 3:45 PM
    Seems to be a running theme among the housewives. One makes an offensive remark, the person offended (in this case Khandi) doesn't say anything to the offender but when the show airs its a problem! Khandi has no problem speaking her mind, if it offended her, why didn't she call Kim out on the spot? This stuff is getting old!
  • Sharon
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    Sharon

    November 7, 2012 at 3:49 PM
    It's time Kim stop saying rude offensive things and then using the excuse that she has many friends of color...that doesn't make you exempt from being out of line! That's why NeNe said she came from a trailer park...because she acts that way! And that's not racist either!
  • Viktoria
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    Viktoria

    November 7, 2012 at 3:50 PM
    Is it racist to call a white person pale?I get called that all the time! Ppl need to relax a bit.
  • Maias...
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    MaiasMommy619

    November 7, 2012 at 3:51 PM
    Ummm.... Not racist. She didn't call her anything nasty...she was joking with a friend. People... I swear...
  • Sharo...
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    Sharon Mock

    November 7, 2012 at 4:00 PM

    Great comment, Felicia. I think Kim may be a lot of things, but racist is not one of the. People are so damn sensitive and politically correct nowadays, the only thing  anyone will be able to talk about is the weather.  Ne Ne and Kim were bff's for a long time, I'm sure if  Kim is racist, the friendship would never have lasted as long as it did.


  • Tashinha
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    Tashinha

    November 7, 2012 at 4:07 PM

    its not racist if it's a true statement.


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