Garcelle Beauvais Slams ‘RHOBH’ Cast Member Over Racially Insensitive Comments Toward Black Women

by Gee NY
Garcelle Beauvais. PHOTO: AMISTAD

In the latest episode of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” (RHOBH), Garcelle Beauvais takes her co-star, Dorit Kemsley, to task over racially insensitive comments, widening the rift between the two and their respective fan bases.

During a lunch outing, Garcelle expressed her growing frustrations with Dorit’s word choice during heated conversations, stating:

“I feel like there’s a pattern with you that I don’t know whether you’re aware of or not, but I’m just going to be completely blunt. It feels like an unconscious Karen behavior with you.”

The tension between the two escalated after Dorit used the word “attacked” to describe her confrontation with Garcelle in a previous episode.

Garcelle, the only Black cast member, explained that certain words, including “aggressive,” “attack,” and “angry,” have a different impact when directed towards Black women. She emphasized the importance of understanding the implications of such language.

Dorit, taken aback, expressed hurt over being labeled as a Karen, stating that the accusation holds significant implications. Garcelle continued to stress the importance of avoiding words with disparaging connotations for Black women.

Dorit Kemsley

During their conversation, a flashback was shown where Dorit mentioned her children being exposed to “very multicultural” people through their hired help. Garcelle questioned the growth in Dorit’s understanding of people of color since that conversation.

Reactions to the exchange varied among viewers, with some expressing support for Garcelle’s perspective and others urging caution in judging the situation.

Garcelle Beauvais made history in 2019 as the first Black cast member in the RHOBH franchise, which had been on the air for nine years and 10 seasons at the time of her inclusion.

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