Eboni K. Williams became the first-ever Black Housewife on Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New York” series.
However, her time on the show was not an easy one. The all-white cast members were uncomfortable with Eboni constantly raising the topic of race, and the series was abruptly pulled to an end amid accusations of racism.
Former Housewife Carole Radziwill says Eboni should never have been cast.
“She’s very intelligent from what I saw and very willing to go to the mat on subjects that I tried to a little bit in the way that I could, but she was fierce and I kind of liked that, but it was just like, this is totally wrong show,” Carole said on an episode of the “Behind the Velvet Rope With David Yontef” podcast. “It just felt like she was completely miscast in that. She would be great on The View and some of those political adjacent shows.”
Last month, a production source told Page Six that Ramona was heard saying, “This is why we shouldn’t have Black people on the show,” after Luann de Lesseps kicked Eboni out of her home.
Ramona denied the allegation.
“I never said that. It’s a terrible lie,” Singer told Page Six in a statement. “It’s very disappointing that even after my name was cleared that people still want to slander me.”
After Ramona’s behavior on “Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip,” viewers on social media said they believed her to be capable of making such an offensive remark.
Carole also shared her opinion reported plans to bring in much younger cast members.
“I hear that they want to cast younger. It doesn’t work,” she insisted. “Their best casting is an older woman who everyone is in love with and should be in love with, because she’s quintessential what a housewife is and that’s Kathy Hilton. She’s amazing on the show. She’s not younger. So then you take that… That’s what you extrapolate from that superstar casting? I really think we need to cast the younger ones when you cast younger ones and it hasn’t quite worked out well?”