One of the reality stars of the “Real Housewives of Dallas” has apologized after an insensitive video of her mocking Asians surfaced. In the 2017 video, Brandi Redmond is seen imitating an Asian voice and talking about her “squinty” eyes, reports NBC News.
“Oh everybody ask me, what Asian I am because my eyes, they squinty?” she says in front of her kid.
The video was posted by Steve Kemble, the wedding planner for LeeAnne Locken, who is also a cast member on the “Real Housewives of Dallas.”
According to People, the video surfaced shortly after Redmond appeared on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” in December. They were discussing a dispute between fellow castmates Locken and Mexican American Kary Brittingham. Locken was accused of making racially insensitive remarks against Brittingham.
“That f***ing c**t wants to prove how f***ing tough she is because she’s from Mexico,” Locken said. “The little chirpy Mexican has to have her way and so she drug everyone there.”
Locken ended up apologizing for the remark but being that it’s reality television the drama continued.
When Cohen asked Redmond about the matter, Redmond said she was “just speechless over it all.” Redmond added that Locken “for selfish reasons” felt bad about it.
This prompted Kemble to post the video and a social media backlash ensued.
Initially, Redmond defended herself in a series of now-deleted tweets captured by a couple of “Real Housewives” fan accounts. Redmond said she made the video after she was made fun of for her “squinty eyes” on season 2 of the show. Furthermore, she said she was “making a joke of myself” and that it was “a good impersonation.” She noted that “there is a difference between making fun of yourself vs others or talking s**t.”
But now, she’s singing a different tune and has issued an apology.
“A video resurfaced of me from three years ago which at the time I had posted and quickly deleted and then immediately apologized for my insensitivity.” Brandi Redmond tweeted. “I would like to once again sincerely apologize for my offensive actions.”