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Several Reality Tea readers are outraged today after spotting racially insensitive ads popping up around Atlanta this weekend.  The ads feature The Real Housewives of Atlanta with “Black Wives Matter” as a tagline.  The ads are plastered all around the ATL and, as you can imagine, people are disgusted. 

Our readers who sent over several examples of the ads are wondering if Bravo could be behind such a crass rip-off of the “Black Lives Matter” movement.  I want to believe that Bravo has no idea this is going on! 

First, Bravo may do some truly tacky and outrageous things at times, but being racially insensitive in such an offensive way doesn’t seem plausible.  Second, while Bravo hasn’t bothered to update the Real Housewives of Atlanta cast photos in three seasons, this particular photo includes Porsha Williams.  Porsha is no longer a full time Housewife and was photoshopped out of this year’s cast photo and Claudia Jordan was pasted in.  And this “ad” photo also includes Demetria McKinney, who is also not a full time cast member.  So it looks like an “outside” job and most likely not Bravo’s doing.