Kim Zolciak-Biermann apologizes for her racist comments on 'Real Housewives of Atlanta', says they were edited out of context
Zolciak took to her social media account to apologize to all the people who were affected by her comments and said how she was heartbroken by all the problems it had caused.
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak-Biermann has apologized for her racist comments on the show, saying that her comments were edited completely out of context on the show. The reality star made the comment recently on the season 10 reunion of the show.
Zolciak took to her social media account to apologize to all the people who were affected by her comments and in her post, said: “During the last RHOA Reunion episode, I made a comment that confused and offended people. I sincerely apologize. Edited out of context, I understand why my remark angered people.”
For those who aren't aware, Zolciak, on the final reunion episode, told her co-star Andy Cohen that she wasn't racist as a person, and that her coining the term “roach nest” for NeNe Leakes' house was not an indication of being one. In her defense, Zolciak told Cohen that racism is something which has been hyped by social media.
“This whole racism thing in this day in age is b—. Everyone of those m—s on that couch owe this world a f— apology for this racism s—,” Zolciak-Biermann said. “They already tried to claim that s— long ago. Nobody bought into it then because the social media wasn’t there and racism wasn’t f— all that real. You know it.”
Speaking about the entire incident later, the 39-year-old said that she “was heartbroken” to find out that her comments on the show "were taken out of context.”
“My comment that seemingly ‘racism didn’t exist 10 years ago’ was made as part of a larger, emotional 45-minute conversation about how, sadly, social media has become a hub for hate,” she said. “Immediately following my confusing comment, I also said that ‘it’s not as real as it is now’ referring to the power of social media. But those remarks didn’t make the show.
However, Zolciak believes that the power of social media has made the threat of racism even more real than it was in the past. “Before social media, the public simply observed the news. Now, the public actively participates and has an opportunity to take action – in real time.”
But in the end, Zolciak assures that she is fully “committed to making this world a better place to live,” adding, “I will continue to learn from, and be open to, ALL people.”