Kim Zolciak-Biermann has issued an apology for the asinine remarks she made regarding racism during her “Real Housewives of Atlanta” Reunion Show meltdown.
In case you had better things to do, Kim accused her black cast mates of using racism as a weapon to make her look like she’s the bad guy.
Then, she completely jumped out the window and said racism really wasn’t real before social media.
Kim apologized in a post on her Instagram page and she also blamed the editing for taking her words out of context.
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.