Brandi Glanville Apologizes For Racist Comment

    December 10, 2013
    Lindsay McCane
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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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  • Daisy

    Bradi’s comment was funny. She’s a hoot and meant nothing mean. You folks need to get over it or turn the channel.

    • Seriously

      Yes, it’s a hoot until one of the RHOA calls a cast mate “white” for having a flat ass and fake boobs and lips. Hilarious.

    • http://yahoo gloria

      You sound like a Lisa or a Yolanda( hee hee haw haw) wait until
      she says something that slaps you in the face, and she will, she
      can’t help herself, she is mean to the core, no class what so ever. That comment she made was not funny at all.

  • D Alexander Toulca Lake

    So it is ok to make the joke “white men can’t jump” AND A MOVIE TITLED THIS, but it is wrong to make this joke??

    People need to stop being hypocrites and making racial jokes about white people (they can’t jump, they can’t dance, they are uptight, etc.) but no jokes about blacks or hispanics can be made.

    People are overly sensitive and HYPOCRITES. If you can’t laugh at yourself, stop making jokes about other races (whites) if you don’t want to hear them about yourself.

    Telling a racial joke does not make a person a racist.

    • Seriously

      You’re an idiot. While I don’t think that her comment was racist one bit I also don’t see how Brandi’s action has anything to do with the crap you mentioned. So, because you feel those things are racist, it is ok to be racist? Is that it? By your logic, since Hitler, Neo Nazis, Skinheads and KKK all hate other ethnicities/races then it is ok for them to hate you because since one can do it, the other should be able too.

    • http://yahoo helen


    • Avalis

      The sensitivity by ethnic minorities over racist jokes stems from having been DISCRIMINATED and even KILLED because of negative stereotypes associated with that particular ethnic group. And we are talking about the United States, for the most part.

      White people or Caucasians did not have to live in the shadow of racially demeaning stereotypes as African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asians have had to here in the U.S. Therefore, making racially-based jokes about Caucasians does not carry the same import as those about ethnic minorities. However, even “white” jokes are wrong, in my book.

      People should not be made to fit into tiny little boxes or stereotypes that prevent them from a full and free expression of their individual rights as citizens.

      • Mala

        Well said.

    • Dalybles

      U are totally correct.Sometimes media causes drama.I am part indian would it offend me for someone to say oh your indian and blah blah.No I would be glad someone acknowledged that I am indian and my heritage. This J woman needs to get over herself and Bravo needs to take a back seat to their own reason and points for discrimination.

    • Tammie

      AMEN!!!! Took the words right out of my mouth! People need to Chill.
      I love you and I adore your personality! You go girl!!!

  • Demi

    I can appreciate a good joke even when it has racial undertones. Brandi’s joke was not funny. It was witless and outdated. Much like the comments by Daisy and D Alexander. A White Men Can’t Jump reference? Really? Next time try a pop culture example that doesn’t predate the internet.

  • Lisa

    Brandi is just IGNORANT!! The things that come out of her mouth is messy and does not represent a mother or lady.

  • http://WebProNews Patty

    Brandi gives ignorance, tramps and whores a bad name. How anyone as old as she can continue to think this type of behavior is acceptable or cute boggles the mind. Have another drink….maybe you’ll find a place in the gutter where they appreciate your behavior and mouth. YUCK!!

    • carolyn

      she should be put off the show she has no class Bravo you should boot her off the show before we as a audience stop watching.

  • http://yahoo helen


  • BoBo

    Hard to put much thought into this when the article’s writer, Lindsay McCane, doesn’t seem to know the difference between “your” and “you’re” regarding said comments.

  • jeff

    time for brandi to go…..why is she on the show anyway she bring NOTHING…NOTHING to BH get rid of her now

  • http://facebook missouri

    I do not understand how she is not kicked off of the show. More who are actually stars have lost their over less

  • http://yahoo gloria

    Bravo, please remove her from TV, she must not be excused for diarrhea
    of the mouth. I don’t usually comment on show’s bad behavior, but this
    week proves Brandi does not belong on HWOBH, she is a poor excuse for
    any human being. She says she’s sorry, but she is never, never sorry.
    The things she says is mean spirited and stupid. I am African American
    and when I heard what she said, it was as if someone shot me through
    the heart. I was racial and it hurt. She has to go!

    • merritt

      And she makes Yolanda and Lisa look like a couple of fools defending her disgusting behavior

  • http://yahoo kathy edmondson

    Yes she needs to go,now we know why Eddie left she can’t control he mouth

  • Melissa

    Is what she said any worse than someone saying “white men can’t jump?”

  • joyce

    Ignorance is bliss. there are plenty of blacks that can swim and could care less about the hair. I don’t’ have a weave and I go swimming whenever I feel like it. All my family members learn to swim at a young age. I really think it’s ridiculous for people with weaves and any other type of hair not to enjoy life because of some hair!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Candy

    Brandi goes a little over the top, 98% of the time. What really blows my mind is how Lisa and Yolanda defend everyting that she says. What are they thinking? Do they really think what she says is okay? She may not be racist, but he certainly comes off as ignorant. Her words and behavior comes off as a wayward teenager. It’s as if she has no training on what is kosher or not. It really makes everyone see that MONEY certainly dosen’t mean CLASS. She has none!

    Brandi, if you think what you say is cute or funny, it is neither. It’s disgusting! I would not want to attend any affair if I knew you were attending.

  • l

    its not racist if its true

  • Mala

    Not all Puerto Ricans have African ancestory.

  • Chrissy

    Now wait a minute folks before you get mad. As a 1/2 black woman that does in fact wear hair extensions, what Brandi said is true. My full black and mixed girlfriends (will agree)they don’t want to wet their hair out swimming because we had to take the time to straighten it. It’s not that black women can’t swim, they just don’t usually, in most cases, not all. This is a well known fact and joke even among the black community, and that a white girl pointed this out should make it a racist comment.

    • Michelle

      See, that’s the problem. This is why this type of behavior will continue. If you have a group of people that insults and belittles themselves, it’s okay for others to do it or not? Btw, I am Afro-Cuban, I wear braids and weaves, and I choose not to chemically process my hair. And yes I DO SWIM!

  • lindy

    She is a yet another pathetic example of someone trying to get her news and overly plastic face on as many pages as possible. She definitely has foot in mouth disease.

  • MJ

    Why is this woman still getting a check from Bravo….she is an ex wife of an actor. She is not a good example of a mother, let alone a friend or human with common sense or compassion. The comment wasn’t a joke and I would love for her to gather all her “black friends” together and tell that joke and see you doesn’t snatch up her “weave”. She is classless and washed up….get a new WIFE on the show. P.S. Anyone who says all my “black friends” is a racist. Im sure she doesn’t say my “white, asian, hispanic” friends. Racists catergorize when it comes to “black people”.

  • http://WebProNews Wanda Lee

    Why is she still on the show. Tell me please. What kind of mother with kids say’s things that can hurt people felling’s ..She is pathetic and needs to be band from the show after that Racists remark. Get another House Wife with just a little more class next time. I really don’t like her at all.. If she drinks are when she sober she still common..

  • Andrew

    “Your black”? C’mon writer! Get that grammar in check! “You’re black”*

  • sbb

    She is just plain white trash!! No Class what so ever!!

  • Debra

    She is very low class and need to be remove off Bravo… Brand, take a second look at your self, you look a mess, and when I say you look a mess it is the true. I see why your husband left you for Lee Ann. Because you are trailer park trash, with nooo class!!!!!

  • James

    Seriously?! That is a sterotype and it was a joke. Do people wake up every morning and say to themselves “I’m going to find something to be offended by so I can make people feel sorry for me” Pathetic! I’m black and I don’t find what she said offensive at all! Come on weak people, enough is enough!

  • citty

    she needs to be off the show. No class at all very mean person.

  • Penny

    Yes, Brandi is very inappropriate and she needs to realize that she has a drinking problem and do something about it. She’s becoming a sloppy drunk and she can’t enjoy seeing that bad behavior because of alcohol played out for the whole world to see…..including her children.

  • Providence

    Brandi’s mouth and thought process is out of control. Several women on the show are rude and not well educated but Brandi takes the cake! How rude and insensitive to speak that way about a person that is representing a group of people! The cast needs a course on genetics and etiquette!! Also don’t be so quick to call someone stupid when you are!

  • Carla Williams

    And again during this past Monday’s episode..more “Puerto Rican” comments.Brandi needs AA immediately along with a detox center for the Zanax she claims to use.Seems to take pride in displaying just how nasty her children’s mother really is.Oh yes, they will see it eventually.