Brandi Glanville’s comments last night on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” really need no introduction.
After asking Joyce Giraud, 38, to get into the pool while the women were on vacation in Palm Springs, this happened.
“I can’t swim,” Giraud admitted, while lounging on a chair out of the water.
“You’re a black person,” said Glanville, 41.
Everyone by the pool just got really quiet and then a testimonial from Kyle Richards came on and said, “Did that really just come out of your mouth?”
Glanville’s explanation on the show probably didn’t make things any better.
“It was a joke, and my black friends would have laughed crazy because they don’t go in the pool because they will get their weaves [messed] up,” Glanville explains on the testimonial.
“All my black friends can’t swim,” she then explains to the group.
Giraud explained since she is Puerto Rican, she is a mix of black, Indian and Spanish, so she took the comment with offense. “I am a mix of three cultures and I’m very proud to represent all three,” Giraud said.
Today, Glanville tweeted her response, saying “Im sorry for whomever I offended with my insensitive joke, I’m not racist Im just inappropriate 90 percent of the time!”
What do you think? Were Glanville’s comments racist?