“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” newbie Diana Jenkins apologized for a “racially insensitive” comment she made towards a black girl who runs a Bravo fan account.
Jenkins, 49, discovered herself in an Instagram feud with “Philly Diva” Kristen Dionne on Thursday after the latter reposted a photo of a much-younger Jenkins subsequent to a current image of her, declaring how a lot the truth star’s face has modified over time.
Jenkins, who was born and raised in Bosnia and Herzegovina, replied within the feedback part, “That image was really taken At UCLA regulation college speaking about warfare crimes in my nation and establishing human rights clinic that i financed Before warfare criminals have been delivered to justice.
“I used to be in all probability 20 or 30 Pounds skinner and having glam was last item on my thoughts,” she continued. “Also seems like image is manipulated. But disgrace on you!!!! You and your bulls–t purchasing!!!”
Dionne then responded, “Holy 💩 you had time as we speak!! But the very fact is…. each pics are you. However neither of them look alike! Welcome to the bravo-sphere!”
Dionne then urged Jenkins — who has spent her inaugural season flaunting the exorbitant wealth she accrued after her 2011 divorce from mega-rich British financier Roger Jenkins — to “maintain that very same vitality with the remainder of Instagram that thinks you haven’t any storyline and must be fired. But shout out to my model new web page!”
That’s when Jenkins fired again, “It can’t really feel good being a Black content material creator.”
Overnight, the comment caught the eye of outraged Bravo followers throughout the board.
“Ur [sic] know ur executed for this comment.. proper???” considered one of many offended commenters replied.
“This is soooo out of line. Bravo must see this,” one other remarked, including, “I actually hope this will get again 👏 her comment was distasteful and out of line. She’s r@cist! She simply uncovered her hand.”
A 3rd critic argued, “Wow! being a housewife, the viewers typically weighs in because it’s for our leisure. Memes are the smallest factor. It could not really feel good, however i can’t think about ensuing to racism?? What the hell was that comment???”
They went on to tag “Real Housewives” govt producer Andy Cohen, as did a number of others.
On Friday morning, Jenkins wrote in a second comment that she woke as much as a “screaming” telephone name from co-star Crystal Kung Minkoff — who’s been on castmate Sutton Stracke’s case over an allegedly “dark” comment of the identical tone — “demanding” to know what she meant by the comment.
“I assumed ‘Black content material creator’ was a title referring to a web page that will be centered on snarky content material,” she defined. “I copied the time period as a result of I assumed that’s what it meant. I didn’t understand it was referencing to you as a Black girl and a content material creator.”
Jenkins added, “Please perceive i’m not from this nation @philly.diva so deeply sorry. I’m devastated that this was taken to imply one thing racially insensitive. I perceive now why it was taken that manner and that was by no means my intention. I’m actually sorry.”
But Dionne claimed she by no means obtained the apology as a result of Jenkins allegedly blocked her.
Additionally, she questioned why the newly minted Bravolebrity focused her account, which boasts solely a pair thousand followers, and never these of the “white creators which have posted the identical image with FAR MORE FOLLOWERS.”
Bravo didn’t instantly reply to our request for comment.