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Brandi Glanville apologizes for comment deemed racist from 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'

By Gina DiFalco,

Brandi Glanville offended some with her comments on Monday’s episode of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and she’s now apologizing on Twitter.

While lounging at a pool in Palm Springs, Calif., Glanville asked newbie Joyce Giraud why she wouldn’t get in the pool and Giraud admitted she couldn’t swim. This prompted Glanville to quip, "You're black.”

Glanville followed up her statement with "It was a joke and my black friends would've laughed crazy, 'cause they don't go in the pool because they will get their weave f*cked up . . .All my black friends can't swim. Is that bad?” Us Weekly reports.

Giraud, perplexed by the comment, said in a voiceover she’s proud of all the cultures she represents.

"Yes, I'm black. 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,” she said.

Since the episode aired, Glanville took to Twitterto apologize to those she offended with the comment. She claimed she isn’t “racist” just “inappropriate.”

On Andy Cohen’s show Watch What Happens Live, Glanville called in to defend herself. She said she often jokes with her friends about their “different backgrounds” and added, “I'm sorry and I guess TV's not ready for the real Brandi, but should I censor myself? Is that gonna be exciting?"

image: NBC

 
 

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