Kim Zolciak is not having the BEST WEEK. The Reality star face BACKLASH from some statements she made on the ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ reunion about racism. [If You Missed-HERE]
Well the mom of 6 is now ‘apologizing’ and clarifying her recent statements:
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.
Do I think Kim is a RACIST? No. HOWEVER, I do believe that she has become very COMFORTABLE in black settings and sometimes forgets to be SENSITIVE to certain terms, topics and issues. I think it is ore of an IGNORANCE towards other races more than racism, and sometimes she does not chose her words correctly. And then sometimes she knows just what BUTTONS to push to make a ‘SCENE’ worthy of keeping her relevant. Does she need some more TRAINING in racial sensitivity, yes. She has to realize that there are some things that may come off as OFFENSIVE to a particular group of people and just because you are COMFORTABLE with that said group of people, you still need to be MINDFUL of the words you speak. I am sure Kim was PRESSURED by her HANDLERS to come out to make a statement to LESSEN the damage that her appearance on the show has already caused.