‘Real Housewives’ Star Makes Racist Joke, But Did She Apologize?
Brandi Glanville is apologizing for her racist joke during the most recent episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The controversial reality star made an off-color joke at cast member Joyce Giraud that was offensive to black people, leading to fans of the show expressing their outrage at Glanville on Twitter. During last night’s episode of Watch What Happens Live, Glanville apologized for her racist joke and told host Andy Cohen that she regretted her choice of words.
When Giraud told Glanville that she couldn’t swim, the reality star responded in the episode by saying: “You’re a black person. All my black friends can’t swim. Is that bad?” She later explained that she was only joking and that, “my black friends would have laughed crazy because they don’t go in the pool because they will get their weave f—ed up.” Of course, not all of Glanville’s insults were racially motivated; she also referred to Giraud as a “big fat pig.”
But after the episode aired last night, Glanville denied that she had racist intentions with her joke. “I think it was definitely inappropriate. I’m the least racist person of all time,” she said. “I think the more you defend it, the more you look guilty, so I don’t have to say that much more. I’m very sorry with whomever I offended.”
Last month, Glanville hit out at concerns that her outrageous statements and bad behavior were spurred on by a drinking problem. Her Real Housewives co-star, Kim Richards, was “growing increasingly concerned” about Glanville’s drinking and reportedly met with producers about holding an on-air intervention. However, Glanville refused to have the intervention staged as part of this season.