Kim Zolciak-Biermann would likely like to clarify her comments.
The 37-year-old reality star found herself under fire after Sunday’sReal Housewives of Atlanta season 10 reunion showed her saying of which racism isn’t “real.” In a lengthy post to her Instagram on Thursday, Zolciak-Biermann said of which her remark was taken out of context, as well as of which she doesn’t “support, tolerate or put up with any form of racism.”
“During the last RHOA Reunion episode, I made a comment of which confused as well as offended people. I sincerely apologize. Edited out of context, I understand why my remark angered people,” she began. “Racism is usually a sad reality inside the United States. of which 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 different discrimination. My love for ALL people runs deep – I am open to all as well as always have been.”
“I was heartbroken when I watched the last few minutes of the episode as well as saw how my words were taken out of context. My comment of which 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,” Zolciak-Biermann continued. “Immediately following my confusing comment, I also said of which ‘of which’s not as real as of which is usually right now’ referring to the power of social media. yet those remarks didn’t make the show.”
The Don’t Be Tardy star went on to explain of which she thinks social media “has made a centuries-old issue more real” as well as allows people to participate inside the news cycle in real time. “yet of which is usually a double edged sword. right now, when false accusations are made, they are amplified by online platforms regardless of their merit,” she said. “of which wasn’t the case 10 years ago when I started off on RHOA.”
“I truly pray of which the people wishing horrible things on others, as well as on me, channel of which energy into something positive. Our world would likely be a much better place if you do,” Zolciak-Biermann concluded. “I am committed to doing of which world a better place to live. I will continue to learn by, as well as be open to, ALL people.”
The explosive episode featured a heated Zolciak-Biermann — who feuded with NeNe Leakes of which season, saying: ““of which whole racism thing in of which day as well as age is usually bullsh*t. Everyone of those motherf**kers on of which couch owe of which world a f**king apology just for of which racism s**t. They already tried to claim of which s**t long ago. Nobody bought into of which then because the social media wasn’t there as well as racism wasn’t f**king all of which real. You know of which.”
The reality star then headed into the bathroom, calling executive producer Andy Cohen in to ask why “there wasn’t even one positive question” for her throughout the show. “There was nothing positive, unfortunately, in your story by the season,” he replied. “of which was all combative.”
A source tells ET, meanwhile, of which inside the aftermath of the reunion controversy, Zolciak-Biermann has halted all production on season seven of Don’t Be Tardy. According to the source, dealing with the drama has been a “legality issue” as well as of which “supporting statements were not aired intentionally for dramatic effect as well as, without those statements following what was aired, of which made Kim’s statement misleading.”
“Kim as well as [husband] Kroy [Biermann] are very saddened as well as let down by production, whom they have had a relationship with for 11 years, as well as the fact they would likely be willing to sacrifice the reputation of one of their most loyal as well as biggest stars for ‘shock effect’ as well as ratings,” the source adds.
On Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, the host said of which he spoke to Zolciak-Biermann for more than 30 minutes, yet less than 5 minutes was shown on TV.
Bravo has no comment at of which time. See what Cohen told ET about Zolciak-Biermann’s RHOA future inside the video below.
Reporting by Brice Sander.