‘Real Housewives of Dallas’: Fans defend LeeAnne Locken, say she wasn't being racist towards Kary Brittingham
After being bullied by D’Andra Simmons and Kary Brittingham at the dinner table during their vacation in Thailand, ‘RHOD’ housewife LeeAnne Locken angrily storms away from the table. We see the hostess of the trip, Stephanie Hollman, following the feisty brunette housewife, to console her. LeeAnne who was seething with rage just went all out on Kary and D’Andra.
We see her angrily telling Stephanie, “Come on, Mexican! I thought you were all Mexican and strong.” LeeAnne was referring to the new housewife, Kary. While a few fans felt that the housewife’s outburst was racist, several others came out in her defense. Many fans felt that what LeeAnne said wasn’t racist and that it was just her anger talking.
A fan tweeted, “I mean @LeeAnneLocken can be polarizing, but I wouldn’t classify her as a racist. She was a fed up woman who said something in anger while being filmed. We all make mistakes. I mean @CountessLuann dressed in black face once. #RHOD”.
Another fan wrote, “Y’all don’t know what a racist remark is. That wasn’t a racist remark...just cause it got a reaction doesn’t mean it was racist. #RHOD -A Black Women”. “I’m sorry but @LeeAnneLocken outburst was not racist. I feel bad cause I fucking hollered laughing! She’s just a good shit talker and y’all can’t handle it! I’ve said this before & I’ll say it again...if this was Jersey no one would be care #RHOD”, defended a fan.
A few fans saw LeeAnne’s reference to Kary as “Mexican” and “strong” as something to be proud of and not a racist remark. A fan commented, “@LeeAnneLocken I’m Mexican and I approve of you calling a Mexican a Mexican. Mexican is NOT an insult and it’s NOT racist!!!! #RHOD #ProudMexican”. “So let me get this straight, saying Kary is Mexican & strong is racist. I’m seriously asking.... #RHOD," wondered a fan.
Now, we all do say things that we don’t mean when we are angry, so LeeAnne should be given a benefit of doubt and not be branded racist for what she said about Kary during one of her outbursts.
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