Fans back Southern Charm's Kathryn Dennis after she apologizes for sending monkey emoji to black radio host
After Alison Roman's recent snub at Chrissy Teigen and Marie Kondo, now Kathryn Dennis from Bravo's 'Southern Charm' has made a series of comments at Tamika Gadsden, a South Carolina radio host from Charleston, who had called out a beauty salon owner in Mount Plesant South Carolina for hosting a 'Trump boat parade'.
"In Charleston you learn, fairly quickly, that the face of White Supremacy resembles that of the boutique-owning, gatekeeping glitterati. This is Katie Shields, owner of Mylk Bar in Mt. Pleasant. She’s organizing a Nautical MAGA rally with her friends. Katie is reprehensible," tweeted Gadsden.
The 'Southern Charm' star bombarded Gadsden's DMs with several messages, including a racist monkey emoji.
Gadsden then took to Twitter to share the remarks that Kathryn had made. "This is what happens when a Black woman in #Charleston speaks up against white supremacy in the form of MAGA rallies," she tweeted. "My comments re: Mylk Bar prompted this @BravoTV ‘actor’ @KathrynDennis to taunt me with monkey emojis in my DMs. Along with a whole host of other names."
After Gadsden called out Dennis, she tweeted a two-part apology on Monday. "I want to acknowledge that using a monkey emoji in my text was offensive, and from the bottom of my heart I sincerely apologize to anyone and everyone I hurt. Although the context was not my intention, there are no “if ands or buts” that excuse me... part 1," she wrote. "Part 2: ....I did not give it thought, and it was and is wrong. I know I am not that person. I know and will do better," she continued.
Gadsden was not having it and she responded with, "Apology not accepted".
Even as Kathryn apologized for her racist remarks, many of her fans on Twitter told her she needn't apologized at all. "It’s alright, Kathryn. You shouldn’t even have to apologize to that person," said a Twitter user.
Some fans said they don't think there was anything 'racist' with the emoji. "We call my grandson a monkey all the time because he just around like curious George. Who cares. God people get a life," said the user.
But many others are not here to accept her apology like Gadsden. "Look at all the white people telling the white lady she needn’t apologize for an extremely racist act. Sounds about white," tweeted one.
"Not sure you can apologize your way out of this. Clearly we now know what’s inside," added another.
"The issue is that behavior isn't something people just casually resort to. To do so means at your core you think that was okay and shows the mindset that you have. It's deeper than just an emoji, it's a display of your racial prejudice," added one.