Season 4 of Real Housewives of Dallas has certainly been memorable, but for all the wrong reasons. Viewers saw star LeeAnne Locken face accusations of being racist because of her use of the word “Mexican” in relation to Kary Brittingham. LeeAnne actually called Kary a “chirpy Mexican” to co-star Kameron Westcott. LeeAnne is out of line, and excuses, for making these racially insensitive comments.
When LeeAnne was confronted at the RHOD reunion by Andy Cohen, she feigned ignorance about casting Kary’s nationality in a negative light. How long can LeeAnne get away with blaming her insulting behavior on her childhood?
According to E! News, Brandi Redmond also criticized LeeAnne at the reunion. “I feel like it’s disgusting. Watching, I’m disappointed. I don’t want to be associated,” Brandi stated. “I feel like ashamed and it’s not OK LeeAnn, it’s not OK. To use that over and over and over again is racism.”
Well pot, meet kettle. Brandi was forced to address some racially inappropriate comments that she made in the past. Someone shared a video on Twitter of Brandi apparently making fun of Asian people. In the brief clip, Brandi said, “Oh, everybody ask me…uh…uh…what Asian I am cuz of my eyes, they squinty.” Brandi spoke with an exaggerated Asian accent in the video. Her children were also with her in her car during this cringe-worthy moment. This is just so wrong.
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Brandi took to Twitter to defend herself, writing “I was referring to myself And being Asian. Cheers.” Brandi later deleted the post, but it was memorialized in a screen shot. In other screenshots, the RHOD star wrote, “It’s a good impersonation if I do say so myself and there was no harm done. I would do it again for a damn good audition. Have a great day.”
E! News reported that on January 4, Brandi spoke out about the troubling video. “A video resurfaced of me from three years ago which at the time I had posted and quickly deleted and then immediately apologized for my insensitivity,” Brandi tweeted. “I would like to once again sincerely apologize for my offensive actions.” The same day, Brandi responded to a follower on Twitter, posting “I don’t have a malicious bone in my body.”
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But now Brandi’s representative has issued a statement that the reality star is taking further action to address her behavior. Brandi entered a wellness center to “reflect and better herself.” The rep added, “She will be back with us next week. We support her on this journey of healing and ask that you join us in that.”
Maybe LeeAnne should check herself in, too. They could be roomies! Checking into a wellness center or rehab center is a quick way for a star to improve their image and erase past sins. I really hope that Bravo is going to hold both LeeAnne and Brandi accountable for their culturally insensitive remarks. Come on, Housewives! You’re better than this!
TELL US- DO YOU THINK THAT BRANDI IS TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR HER COMMENTS? IS BRANDI A HYPOCRITE? DO YOU THINK THAT LEEANNE AND BRANDI SHOULD COME BACK NEXT SEASON?
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