On last night’s episode of Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” the “wives” were vacationing in South Africa when a big argument went down between Sheree and Marlo Hampton (who wasn’t originally expected to go but was invited by NeNe at the last minute).
Marlo was feeling some type of way because Sheree had invited Phaedra and Kandi to go with her to a dinner party thrown by a friend of Sheree’s (who happened to be gay). When Marlo confronted Sheree as to why she didn’t invite her to tag along (which for the life of me I can’t understand why she would be upset being that she and Sheree aren’t friends), these two got into a verbal altercation.
Marlo went off and then in the heat of the argument she said, “Well anyway, that’s why you don’t have a man. Go and hang with them f*****s with your ugly ass.” Wow…did she really just say that?
Check out the fight below:
Now, Marlo has issued an apology to the gay community for using the slur via her website saying:
It is with great disappointment in myself and sincere regret that I would like to issue to my friends, my most ardent supporters, and my followers, this statement:
I would like to offer from the bottom of my heart the fullest and most heartfelt apology for my recent use of an anti-gay slur. When I used this word, I was not mindful of the demeaning connotation that this has in the gay community. My speech was irresponsible, thoughtless and said with the intention of conveying anger rather than as a statement on my feelings towards the gay community as a whole.
My first action, after the incident was to contact my closest friend and assistant of 8 years and to confess what I had done, to express my sadness and regret, and to ask him for his forgiveness. I was devastated at the thought of having hurt or embarrassed him as well as any member of the gay community and relish this opportunity to publicly apologize. My friends have embraced me, supported me, withheld judgment of me and have meant a lot to me over the years. I would never abuse their kindness and friendship and would never want to hurt them or demean them in any way.
I applaud and admire this community for their triumph over a sometimes harsh, mean spirited society that discriminates and even violently attacks those who are different. These are obstacles that I relate to and that I have been inspired by them to overcome. I celebrate this community and am saddened by any indication otherwise, that my actions may have caused.
I look forward to continuing to build my strong relationship with you, my followers and supporters, and those of you who do not yet know me and my heart. I look forward to work to regain your trust, respect and your love which has so empowered me over the years. I also thank you for allowing me to address you personally and to let you know how deeply sorry I am.
I find it odd and just ol’ disrespectful that she would choose to use the f-word even if she was angry being that she claims to have close gay friends so I have to ask: To my gay readers out there, do you accept Marlo’s apology?