Kim Zolciak-Biermann would like to clarify his comments.
The 37-year-old reality star was found under fire after Sunday's season 10 meeting Real Housewives of Atlanta that showed him that racism was not "real". In a long post on her Instagram on Thursday, Zolciak-Biermann said her comment was taken out of context, and that she does not "support, tolerate or tolerate any form of racism."
"During the last RHOA episode Meeting, I made a comment that confused and offended people, I sincerely apologize, Edited out of context, I understand why my comment angered people," he began. "Racism is a sad reality in the United States, it has prevailed throughout the history of our country, let me be very clear, I do not support, tolerate or endure any form of racism, hatred or other discrimination. People are profound: I am open to everyone and I have always been. "
"I was disconsolate when I saw the last minutes of the episode and saw how my words were taken out of context My comment that apparently racism did not exist" 10 years ago & # 39; as part of a 45-minute emotional conversation about how, sadly, social networks have become a center of hate & # 39; & # 39; continued Zolciak-Biermann. "Immediately after From my confusing comment, I also said that it's not as real as it is now, referring to the power of social networks. But those observations did not make the show. "
The No The star of Be Tardy continued explaining that she thinks that social networks" have made a centennial theme more real "and allows them to people participate in the news cycle 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, "he said." This was not the case 10 years ago when I started RHOA . "
" I really pray that people who want horrible things for others and for me to channel that energy towards something positive. Our world would be a much better place if you do it, "concluded Zolciak-Biermann." I am committed to making this world a better place to live. I will continue to learn and be open to ALL people. "
The explosive episode presented a heated Zolciak-Biermann – who quarreled with NeNe Leakes this season, saying: "All this racism in this day and age is crap." All parents on that couch should this world af ** King The apologies for this racism have already been tried for a long time, nobody believed it because social networks were not there and racism was not so real. "
The star of reality then went to the bathroom, calling the executive producer Andy Cohen to ask why "there was not even a positive question" for her throughout the show. "There was nothing positive, unfortunately, in her story of the season," he replied. "It was all combative."
A source tells ET, meanwhile, that after the control of the ersy meeting, Zolciak-Biermann has stopped all production in season seven of Do not Be Tardy . According to the source, dealing with the drama has been a "legality problem" and that "statements of support were not intentionally transmitted to obtain a dramatic effect and, without subsequent statements to what was issued, made Kim's statement it was deceptive. "
"Kim and [husband] Kroy [Biermann] are very sad and disappointed by the production, with whom they have had a relationship for 11 years, and the fact that they would be willing to sacrifice the reputation of one of their most loyal and the most important stars for "shock effect" and ratings ", adds the source.
In See what happens live With Andy Cohen the presenter said he spoke with Zolciak-Biermann for more than 30 minutes, but less than five minutes was shown on television.
Bravo has no comments at the moment. See what Cohen told ET about the future of Zolciak-Biermann RHOA in the following video.
Brice Sander reports.