Brandi Glanville Said Black People Can’t Swim

On the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, a pre-recorded, scripted, and completely edited reality show, Brandi Glanville made a racist comment to Joyce Giraud which I’m sure was entirely off-the-cuff and not at all orchestrated to create exactly the “controversy” you’re reading about right now. E! News reports:

During a girls weekend in Palm Springs, the 40-year-old mom of two stripped down to a skimpy bikini and begged host Joyce Giraud to get in the pool. “Please get in the water,” she pleaded.
“I really don’t want to get in the pool,” said Giraud, 38, who remained in her chaise lounge. Glanville persisted, and eventually the new cast member admitted, “I can’t swim.”
You’re a black person,” Glanville said with a laugh, horrifying Giraud and fellow costars Yolanda Foster, Carlton Gebbia, Kyle Richards, Kim Richards and Lisa Vanderpump. “All my black friends can’t swim,” she continued. “Is that bad?”

Brandi has since “apologized” by basically saying she’s too awesome for TV:

The Drinking & Tweeting author apologized for her comments later that night when she called up Andy Cohen on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live. “I know what I said was definitely inappropriate, but I say a lot of inappropriate things. 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?”

In related news, LeAnn Rimes has started a southern plantation complete with field and house slaves. She aims to produce a line of affordable cotton T’s built for today’s fake-chested, anorexic woman. “Tittybonehuggers,” is a name being tossed around.

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