Kenya Moore’s Offensive Halloween Costume Is Largely Edited Out of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ (EXCLUSIVE)
Bravo has re-edited a March episode wherein Kenya Moore of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” wore a Native American headdress as a dressing up to a Halloween celebration filmed for the present, Selection has confirmed. Each Moore and Bravo apologized for the costume in March after the episode aired, and Moore apologized once more in the course of the forged reunion final month. A spokesperson for Bravo stated the episode was edited shortly after it aired. Now, Moore is proven solely minimally as a “warrior princess,” as she put it on the present.
The brand new model of the episode is on the market on BravoTV.com, the Bravo app and on VOD. Right here’s how one scene that includes a confrontation between Moore and LaToya Ali (a chosen “friend” on the present) seems within the edited model:
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Through the March 21 episode, forged members Porsha Williams and Drew Sidora each took concern of their confessional interviews with the costume. “Kenya is a Native American warrior,” Williams stated to a producer. “I thought we weren’t doing that no more. Like, I knew that this girl was crazy, but add lame to the list. Add whack to the list.” And Sidora, who clashed with Moore all through her first season within the forged, stated: “Kenya’s Native American costume is super problematic. But I’m not trying to ruffle no feathers before this girls’ trip.”
And after Cynthia Bailey is proven on the celebration asking Moore the place she’d gotten the headpiece, Sidora continued within the confessional, saying, “I’m always the only one who sees the issues in Kenya Moore’s decisions!”
The ladies’s feedback dragging Moore for the costume stay within the edited episode, however with out the total show of what she wore.
After the backlash to the episode, and the apologies from Moore and Bravo, a narrative in New York magazine stated the community labored with IllumiNative, an Native American academic nonprofit, which spoke “with Moore and the RHOA production team about cultural appropriation.” IllumiNative had been crucial of Moore within the wake of the episode airing, asserting in an Instagram post that “costumes that mock Native peoples, defame our traditions and cultures, and perpetuate negative stereotypes are racist,” and of Bravo and its guardian firm: “We are also incredibly concerned that none of the producers or executives at @bravotv, @comcast, @nbcuniversal intervened although several cast members commented on how uncomfortable, unnecessary, and offensive the costume was on camera.”
This occasion will not be the primary time previously yr that Bravo has gone again and edited or eliminated one thing that had beforehand aired due to offensive content material. Final summer time, the community briefly took down a number of episodes of its present “Southern Charm” that had been flagged for racism, and ended up excising a scene in a Season 3 episode wherein forged member Kathryn Dennis blithely gave a tour of her household’s plantation to a visitor, casually declaring a slave cemetery. And a transphobic episode from Season 1 of “Below Deck” has been disappeared totally.
On the time, a spokesperson for Bravo informed Selection that the assessment was one thing the community was doing to flag probably offensive content material.
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