Sutton Stracke posted a public apology to Crystal Kung-Minkoff on her Instagram page on Thursday after engaging in a tense conversation about race on the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
In a statement shared with her fans and followers, Sutton admitted to being disrespectful toward her newest castmate before telling her online audience that she was dedicated to becoming a “better listener.”
“Despite Crystal and my strained relationship at the time, it was disrespectful to interrupt her and not listen to her express her truth,” Sutton wrote. “My life is blessed by the diversity of my relationships and I am committed to become a better listener to understand the painful realities experienced by people of color.”
“I am sorry. I will do better and be better,” she concluded.
During Wednesday night’s episode of RHOBH season 11, Sutton, Crystal, and Kyle Richards were seen discussing race issues amid a cast trip to Lake Tahoe when Sutton suddenly attempted to shut down her Asian co-star as she spoke about her thoughts on topics of equality.
“I am not talking about racial stereotypes,” Sutton told her.
Sutton also seemingly victimized herself by mentioning that she too deals with stereotypes as a Southern woman.
Needless to say, the comment didn’t sit well with Crystal. She quickly told Sutton, “Tell me you’re that girl. I don’t see color,” which left Sutton in shock as the episode came to an abrupt end.
In the comments section of Sutton’s post, she received a supportive message from her RHOBH co-star and friend, Garcelle Beauvais, who left her with a red heart emoji and a praying hands emoji.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.