Filming for Season 7 of Kim Zolciak’s show, Don’t Be Tardy, has come to a halt! Filming for the show has been stopped, and for me, this comes as no surprise after Kim’s last appearance on the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion finale, where she revealed her true feelings about race and racism.
Kim posted an apology for the comments she made after the RHOA reunion on her Instagram today. In her apology she blamed the Bravo editors for showing her comments out of context. And she confirmed that she really believes that social media has made racism worse.
Personally, I somewhat disagree with her opinion that social media has made racism worse. I think that yes, social media does give racist people access to other racist people that they can congregate with online. BUT more than that, I think social media EXPOSES the racism that people face in their every day lives.
For privileged women like Kim, it might SEEM like racism is getting worse because now she is seeing it more on social media. But for most people of color, we’ve been seeing racism in our own lives for ALL our lives.
This is Kim’s apology:
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. Racism is a sad reality in the United States. It has been prevalent throughout our country's history. Let me be very clear, I do NOT support, tolerate or put up with any form of racism, hate or other discrimination. My love for ALL people runs deep – I am open to all and always have been. I was heartbroken when I watched the last few minutes of the episode and saw how my words 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. 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. I believe that social media has made a centuries-old issue more real. 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 this is a double edged sword. Now, when false accusations are made, they are amplified by online platforms regardless of their merit. This wasn’t the case 10 years ago when I started on RHOA. I truly pray that the people wishing horrible things on others, and on me, channel that energy into something positive. Our world would be a much better place if you do. I am committed to making this world a better place to live. I will continue to learn from, and be open to, ALL people.
What do you think of Kim’s apology?
US Weekly reports, Kim Zolciak has “stopped filming” for her show Don’t Be Tardy according to multiple sources.
“Kim and her team have halted all production for Don’t Be Tardy while her lawyers have been working around the clock to investigate and deal with the final episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion,” one source says.
A second source adds, “Kim has pulled the plug on filming. She’s very upset about the entire situation.”
So Kim has stopped filming of her show, Don’t Be Tardy, while she deals with the PR nightmare of being exposed as possibly racist on the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion.
Kim has already made it clear that she will never appear on RHOA again. But do you think she’ll return to her own show after this? Or do you think too much damage has been done to her reputation? And what do you think of her apology? Do you think it was truly a sincere apology?