Angie Katsanevas 'accidentally' poses with man in WLM t-shirt, says had 'no knowledge of message'

Angie Katsanevas 'accidentally' poses with man in WLM t-shirt, says had 'no knowledge of message'
Angie Katsanevas defended herself after accidentally posing with a man wearing White Lives Matter t-shirt (Instagram/@angiekatsanevas)

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH: Angie Katsanevas addressed her fans and followers on Instagram after she posed for a selfie with a man wearing a White Lives Matter T-shirt. She also posted a story on Instagram admitting that she was not the "problem here," referring to her "accidental posing" with the man.

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Fans were outraged by the offensive attire, which mocked the Black Lives Matter movement and even demanded the termination of 'The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,' but the series' "friend" said she was unaware of the phrase as her old friend and cast mate, Jen Shah, called her out. "I had no knowledge of the message on the back of the shirt worn by the man I posed for a photo with," Angie posted on her Instagram Story on January 24. "The original photo was taken from the front. I do not stand by or support this message. Had I known the disturbing message was on his back, I would have never agreed to take a photo with him. I reject racism in all forms. I have and always will stand for diversity and inclusion."

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Angie Katsanevas' Instagram story responding to the White lives Matters Shirt fiasco (Instagram/angiekatsanevas)
Angie Katsanevas' Instagram story responding to the White lives Matters Shirt fiasco (Instagram/@angiekatsanevas)

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Angie's comments came just hours after she was seen with the man. Jen posted a message on her Instagram Story shortly after Angie's statement, backing the Black Lives Matter campaign, which opposes racism and police violence. Jen's allegation against Angie was picked up by a fan website called Reality Witch at that moment. "[Angie Katsanevas] explains herself with this great story. And I kid you not, Jen’s story was right after hers," they said.

After the page said Jen "continues to weaponize racism," Angie reposted the comment.

But Jen proceeded to fight back, posting an additional comment on her Instagram Story that seemed to demand that Bravo dismisses Angie from 'RHOSLC.' "The girl’s colors are showing. How you gone act [Bravo]?" read the post.

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On January 25, Angie uploaded a piece criticizing the man in question, Simon Shaner, meanwhile defending the Housewife. In the story, it says, "Simon Shaner's despicable behavior is not to be brushed aside and ignored. The fact that @angiekatsanevas is getting more attention and publicity for accidentally posing with this disgusting sh*t bag of a human being when he asked her to take a picture as well is exactly what is wrong with the society today. Leave Angie alone and focus on the real problem here. Not the housewife."

Angie Katsanevas reposts story that defends her action an 'accidental posing' (Instagram/angiekatsanevas)
Angie Katsanevas reposts story that defends her action an 'accidental posing' (Instagram/@angiekatsanevas)

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The post also had a statement that read, "Simon Shamer you are officially canceled!!!! Goodbye!!!👋" Angie reposted the story on Instagram, this time with the sound of a bathroom flush in the background.

The Season 3 reunion of 'The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City' premieres January 25, at 8/7c on Bravo.

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