Brandi Glanville Apologizes For Racist CommentBy: Lindsay McCane - December 10, 2013
Brandi Glanville seems to always be putting her foot in her mouth. During the Monday, December 9 episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Glanville not only said something offensive (which isn’t anything new), her comment was also racist.
While excessively drinking and enjoying laying out by the pool, she said something to newcomer Joyce Giraud that she probably shouldn’t have said. When Giraud admitted to the women that she couldn’t swim, Glanville’s obvious (at least to her) answer was, “You’re black.”
She tried to defend herself by saying: “It was a joke and my black friends would’ve laughed crazy, ’cause they don’t go in the pool because they will get their weave f*cked up . . .All my black friends can’t swim. Is that bad?” However, Giraud wasn’t buying it and firmly responded: “Yes, I’m black. What’s your problem? Puerto Ricans are black, they’re Indian and they’re Spanish. So I am a mix of three cultures and I’m very proud to represent all three.”
After the show aired, and Glanville received a swarm of tweets regarding her comment, Glanville took to Twitter to apologize saying: “I’m sorry for whomever I offended with my insensitive joke, I’m not racist I’m just inappropriate 90 percent of the time!” She then called into Watch What Happens Live! with Andy Cohen to explain herself further. “I know what I said was definitely inappropriate, but I say a lot of inappropriate things. I’m not racist, I’m just inappropriate 90 percent of the time! It definitely was not sensitive and I apologize to anyone I offended,” she said. “But to be honest with you, my friends and I joke with each other this way and they’re from all different backgrounds. So I’m sorry and I guess TV’s not ready for the real Brandi, but should I censor myself? Is that gonna be exciting?”
“I think it was definitely inappropriate,” Glanville repeated. “I’m the least racist person of all time. I think the more you defend it, the more you look guilty, so I don’t really have to say that much more. I am very sorry with whomever I defended. Defended. Offended!”
“How dare she put black people in a box!” Giraud wrote on her official Bravo blog. “My great grandmother was black. So yes, I’m proud to say I’m a mix and very proud of my African lineage as well! But even if I didn’t have it in my blood I would still not tolerate her racial remarks. She stereotypes and labels because I tell her I can’t swim,” she said.
So, this week it was Giraud. I wonder who she will defend, oh I mean offend, next week. What do you think about Glanville’s comment? Leave your comments below.
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