Following Sunday’s Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion special, which featured Kim suggesting that racism “isn’t real,” rumors began swirling in regard to her spinoff getting the axe. Days later, multiple reports confirmed Kim had stopped filming the series.
Although many fans have called for Don’t Be Tardy to be cancelled, it doesn’t look like that’s happening at this point in time.
According to a new report, Kim is upset about how she was portrayed during the 10th season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta but has decided to return to production for the upcoming seventh season of her spinoff.
“Kim had some concerns with the production company, Truly Original, because she felt she was unfairly edited on part three of the ‘RHOA’ reunion regarding her conversation with Andy Cohen when she stated ‘racism wasn’t real in the past,’” an insider told Page Six.
As fans have likely seen, Kim attempted to explain her comment in a lengthy post shared on her Instagram page on Wednesday.
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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.
After filming the Real Housewives of Atlanta reunion special weeks ago, Kim confirmed she would never again return to the show. That said, she doesn’t appear to have any plans to call it quits with her spinoff, and neither does Bravo.
“Production will resume next week as scheduled” and will conclude on July 1, the source revealed.
Bravo confirmed to Page Six on Thursday that she had begun filming.
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