Brandi Glanville lost a hosting gig at the glamorous Hard Rock Hotel in Tampa because of a controversial remark she made to co-star Joyce Giraud. Some are calling her racist for what she said. So what did she say? Here’s the story, via Daily News:
Glanville stirred up controversy during a Dec. 9 episode when, after co-star Giraud admitted she couldn’t swim, Glanville remarked, “You’re black.”
“Yes, I’m black,” Giraud responded. “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.”
“It was a joke and my black friends would’ve laughed like crazy, because they don’t go in the pool because they will get their weave f–ked up,” Glanville said.
Glanville later apologized on Watch What Happens Live! “I know what I said was definitely inappropriate, but I say a lot of inappropriate things. I’m not racist, I’m just inappropriate 90% of the time!” Glanville insisted.
Oh, man, terrible apology, Ms. Glanville. Terrible. According to Radar Online, the company that hired her for the hosting gig is pulling out, saying,
As a company who prides itself on its core values of ‘Love All, Serve All,’ SHRHC has decided to proceed with the planned party without Ms. Glanville’s appearance due to recent developments that include remarks towards African-Americans made by Ms. Glanville on her hit Bravo TV show ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.’
So what do you guys think? Was her comment racist or just stupid, or a combination of both?