Monday night was all about damage control for Brandi Glanville’s camp! In the night’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the 40-year-old called her costar, Joyce Giraud, a “black person” for deciding to not go in the water during a weekend in Palm Springs.
“All my black friends can’t swim,” she attempted to explain to her horrified castmates. “Is that bad?”
Luckily, Brandi had a chance to apologize when she called into Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live after the episode aired. “I know what I said was definitely inappropriate, but I say a lot of in appropriate things,” she admitted. “It was definitely not sensitive and I apologize to anyone I offended. But to be honest with you, Andy, my friends joke with each other this way and they’re all different backgrounds. So, I’m sorry, and I guess you’re not ready for the real Brandi. Should I censor myself?”
Still, the reality star would not admit that her remark was racist. “I think it was definitely inappropriate,” she said. “I’m the least racist person of all time. I think the more you defend it, the more you look guilty, so I don’t have to say that much more. I’m very sorry for whomever I offended.”
She added on Twitter, “Im sorry for whomever I offended with my insensitive joke, I’m not racist Im just inappropriate 90 percent of the time!”
Brandi’s costar, Kyle Richards, who was in studio with Andy, stepped in to try and explain. “I think Brandi was just trying to get a rise out of Joyce and I do not think Brandi is a racist,” she explained. “I really don’t. I think it was not the greatest thing to say, not a smart comment. She sometimes says things she shouldn’t say.”
In her BravoTV blog, Joyce commented on Brandi’s “childish” behavior. Read her entry here.