Former ‘RHOA’ Producer Carlos King Calls Out Gizelle Bryant For Seemingly Being ‘Disrespectful’ During Colorism Conversation On ‘RHOP’ Reunion: I Am Disgusted
Reality TV producer Carlos King is pissed at ‘The Real Housewives of Potomac’ star Gizelle Bryant, and he wasted no time hopping on camera to let it be known!
On Sunday (Feb. 26), part two of the Bravo reunion premiered, but while sipping tea at the ladies’ “petty party” may have been on some of the viewers’ agenda, others had some not-so-sweet words for one of the members of the ‘Green-Eyed Bandits.’
During an episode of his ‘Reality with the King’ podcast, Carlos King recapped the highly-anticipated segment and addressed the contentious conversation of colorism that was brought to the forefront between host Andy Cohen and the Housewives. According to King, not only was the discussion (seemingly) sped through but the moment was also disregarded by Gizelle Bryant, who has previously been accused of having a coloristic stance on the show.
The ‘Love & Marriage’ creator expressed:
“I’m very angry, and I’m very disappointed with what was displayed on ‘The Real Housewives of Potomac,’ part two, reunion! I am disgusted!”
“What I saw displayed on that stage tonight was some bullsh*t! How dare you sit up here and give a topic of colorism two minutes… to a cast full of Black women?! Let’s be clear, this program is watched by Black viewers! We are invested in the ladies, and we’re invested in this program! I’m pissed!”
King added to that by calling out Gizelle Bryant’s apparent lack of interest in participating in the subject. Watchers of the reunion also pointed out her aloofness and failure to acknowledge the concern, along with co-star Robyn Dixon.
“I was so disgusted, disappointed, and Gizelle [Bryant], how dare you say, ‘Okay, finally, we can move on! You are the granddaughter of a civil rights activist! Your name holds weight in the community of activism. How disrespectful, Gizelle, was that to your ancestors, to say… ‘Finally, we can move on; we can talk about something else.’ Talk about what?!”
— Carlos King (@thecarlosking_) February 27, 2023
If you didn’t know, since the show’s 2016 debut, there’s long been controversy surrounding the topic of skin-tone discrimination and how it’s (allegedly) displayed throughout the group. A lot of the series’ fans have argued that darker-complexioned women of the cast are more penalized for their actions than those of lighter complexion.
Following Candiace Dillard Bassett’s (who joined The Real Housewives of Potomac in season three) feuds with castmate Ashley Darby and former Housewife Monique Samuels, she was often labeled the troublemaker among the collective. Candiace Dilliard Bassett later supported the claims of colorism posing an issue on the show, indicating that she felt that many attributed the shade of her skin to aggression.
Recently, amid season seven, the matter (subtly) arose again when Candiace Dillard Bassett disputed Gizelle Bryant’s allegations of Bassett’s husband, Chris, making her feel “uncomfortable.” In addition to that, fellow Housewives Wendy Osefo and Mia Thorton’s beef has caused debates in relation to colorism.
Mia Thorton and Wendy Osefo haven’t been on the best terms throughout the series, and it all came to a head when they went at it over a business deal gone bad that Wendy Osefo had with Peter Thomas, the ex-husband of ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta”s Cynthia Bailey.
Subsequent to Mia Thorton tossing a drink on Osefo, Robyn Dixon ruled Osefo as “antagonistic.” Her statement and past quarrels with Osefo led viewers to call out Dixon for passively fitting the political commentator’s assertiveness into the “angry Black woman” stereotype.
Dixon and Bryant have consistently disagreed with the narrative that Osefo and Bassett face problems as dark-skinned women on ‘The Real Housewives of Potomac.’
However, Ashley Darby and Karen Huger seemingly understood the theme of the divide during the reunion conversation.
Following the premiere of the reunion episode, Bassett took to her Twitter to speak out about the ongoing debate, as did ‘The Grande Dame,’ Karen Huger.
“A commitment to misunderstanding me in the colorism conversation from the fairest of them all does nothing but fuel the fire. My example was clearly communicated.”
However, for Karen Huger, she felt that mentioning the matter was (at least) a step in the right direction.
“This conversation is a necessary beginning. It’s a start.”
Robyn & Mia Got Away With Being Aggressive With Little To no Consequence From this Group. They’re Not Being Honest About The Clear Biased Which is CLEARY COLORISM. #rhop #rhopotomac #rhopreunion #colorism pic.twitter.com/OeN5xBKp5x
— The Gworls Are Fighting (@baddietvv) February 27, 2023
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