When she’s not getting work done to her vag, work done on her nose and being a paper doll wearing IRL doilies, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville stars as a Real Housewife in Beverly Hills (imagine that). This is almost like having a real job, except all your coworkers hate you and you get paid way more than most of Earth’s residents. Speaking of all your coworkers hating you, all of Glanville’s
fellow inept actors housewife buddies were irritated with her after she made an obnoxious comment for seemingly no reason as they were all on a special episode vacation.
While all the
actresses housewives sat around the pool, Glanville managed to get drunk enough that she forgot to filter her ridiculous thoughts. When costar Joyce Giraud de Ohoven said, “I can’t swim,” Glanville inexplicably responded, “You’re a black person!” Uh, what? Did I miss something? Well, probably, because editing on reality shows is notoriously manipulative, but they don’t actually manufacture entire sentences so I’m pretty sure Glanville did, indeed, say that. (Here’s the incident on video, if you’re interested.)
Her, uh, explanation:
“It was a joke and my black friends would’ve laughed crazy, ‘cause they don’t go in the pool because they will get their weave f*cked up. All my black friends can’t swim.”
All. Your. Black friends.
Can we all just make a little pact not to say, “All my _____ friends” from now on? Or at least, can nobody on the Real Housewives say that from now on? Or anything? Ever? From now on?
Joyce responded (well, sort of; she responded in the “confessional to the camera later in the day” sense):
“Yes, I’m black. What’s your problem? Puerto Ricans are black, they’re Indian and they’re Spanish. So I am a mix of three cultures and I’m very proud to represent all three.”
Glanville, who claims “all my black friends would have laughed,” responded to the controversy on What What Happens after the episode aired.
“I think it was definitely inappropriate,” she conceded. “I’m the least racist person of all time. I think the more you defend it, the more you look guilty, so I don’t really have to say that much more. I am very sorry to whoever I [offended].”
As a side note, does anybody feel like watching Real Housewives is like watching a less funny, totally genuine cast entirely made up of Amy Poehler‘s character in Mean Girls?
They try so hard to be cute and funny and entertaining for those watching in a desperate attempt to stay relevant, but they wind up just coming off as…well, themselves.