Kim Zolciak Takes Back Her Statement that Racism Didn’t Exist Before Social Media
Kim Zolciak stormed off the set of the Real Housewives of Atlanta’s season 10 reunion stage in tears after having a entire cast of women, 6 on 1 against her. She thought it was over and told TMZ as much when they caught her in the airport not long after but little did she know, once the reunion aired, she was caught on camera crying in the bathroom saying that racism wasn’t that real before social media, 10 years ago when the show first started. I will repeat, Kim Zolciak said that racism was not that real 10 years ago but somehow is worse now. I wonder what she thinks occurred during Jim Crow.
Once the reunion finished airing, her husband Kroy immediately tweeted the show’s production company asking what happened to the entire 45 minute conversation she had in the bathroom with Executive Producer Andy Cohen. Ironically, the discussion they were having was how she was painted into such a negative corner on the couch with Andy responding that that’s because her storyline was completely negative. And yet again, she did something to garner negative attention. In her defense, reunion tapings can easily go around 12 hours so there’s a lot of editing. Even the show itself, there’s a difference between what you recall happening and what makes it on air so at times you do feel that context was missing, and that’s what Kim said in an apology posted to her Instagram account.
During the last RHOA Reunion episode, I made a comment that confused and offended people. I sincerely apologize. Edited out of context, I understand why my remark angered people.”
“Racism is a sad reality in the United States,” the reality star continued. “It has been prevalent throughout our country’s history. Let me be very clear, I do NOT support, tolerate or put up with any form of racism, hate or other discrimination. My love for ALL people runs deep – I am open to all and always have been.”
“My comment that seemingly ‘racism didn’t exist 10 years ago’ was made as part of a larger, emotional 45-minute conversation about how, sadly, social media has become a hub for hate,” she said. “Immediately following my confusing comment, I also said that ‘it’s not as real as it is now’ referring to the power of social media. But those remarks didn’t make the show.”
“But this is a double edged sword. Now, when false accusations are made, they are amplified by online platforms regardless of their merit,” she said. “This wasn’t the case 10 years ago when I started on RHOA.”
She also said she was “committed to making this world a better place to live,” adding, “I will continue to learn from, and be open to, ALL people.”
Poor Kim… and the sad part of it all is that it stemmed from a video recording her daughter Brielle took inside of Nene Leakes’ house saying she had roaches. Nene says they were waterbugs and Kim was called racist for insinuating she had roaches as it is an insult used against blacks according to Nene, Kandi Burruss and Kenya Moore (who would love to have any reason to take a dig at Kim). I’m sure there are white people with roaches and as Kim said, “a roach is a roach.” Either way, I bet she’ll think twice before making flippant remarks on racism before editing gets her. I do have to admit this was kind of a set up. I just hate to see her not returning for another season. She shouldn’t let the other girls get away with that.
Glitzers, do you think Kim Zolciak’s apology was enough? Did production set her up? Sound off below:
During the last RHOA Reunion episode, I made a comment that confused and offended people. I sincerely apologize. Edited out of context, I understand why my remark angered people. Racism is a sad reality in the United States. It has been prevalent throughout our country's history. Let me be very clear, I do NOT support, tolerate or put up with any form of racism, hate or other discrimination. My love for ALL people runs deep – I am open to all and always have been. I was heartbroken when I watched the last few minutes of the episode and saw how my words were taken out of context. My comment that seemingly “racism didn’t exist 10 years ago” was made as part of a larger, emotional 45-minute conversation about how, sadly, social media has become a hub for hate. Immediately following my confusing comment, I also said that "it's not as real as it is now" referring to the power of social media. But those remarks didn’t make the show. I believe that social media has made a centuries-old issue more real. Before social media, the public simply observed the news. Now, the public actively participates and has an opportunity to take action – in real time. But this is a double edged sword. Now, when false accusations are made, they are amplified by online platforms regardless of their merit. This wasn’t the case 10 years ago when I started on RHOA. I truly pray that the people wishing horrible things on others, and on me, channel that energy into something positive. Our world would be a much better place if you do. I am committed to making this world a better place to live. I will continue to learn from, and be open to, ALL people.
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