Things aren't looking good for Kim Zolciak
Needless to say, Kim’s controversial remark caused an uproar in the black community.
Marlo Hampton, who appeared on RHOA as a friend and guest on several seasons, told TMZ that the “things that came out of her mouth didn’t rub us right” and the star’s use of “roach nest” to describe Nene’s home was racist for its cultural implications of impoverished black people living in the projects.
Kim since apologized for the statement, explaining her words were taken out of context due to editing. She wrote on Instagram:
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,” she continued. “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.”
Kim added, “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.”