Porsha Williams is paying homage to the legendary founder of men’s magazine Playboy Hugh Hefner who died on Wednesday from natural causes at the age of 91.
The stunning reality television star decided to highlight one of the least known aspects of Hefner’s legacy’s, his support for the civil rights movement in the 1960s.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta talent took to Instagram on Thursday where she shared a video of late comedian Dick Gregory praising Hefner for opening doors for black entertainers at a time when it was not something popular.
The short clip is taken from a 2001 Comedy Central roast of the famous publisher. Williams used the following caption, “#Rip #HughHefner #LegendWithAHeart.”
Williams’ numerous fans appreciated her post and shared their thoughts in the comments section.
Hefner revealed in a 2011 interview with CBS why the concept of equality was always important for him.
He explained at the time: “I felt from a very early age that there were things in society that were wrong and that I might play some small part in changing them. Playboy was the first mainstream club, a non-black club that actually put on stage black comedians. Even in Las Vegas, black performers that performed on, including Sammy Davis, who was a very close friend of mine, would appear on stage, but they could not walk through the casino. They had to walk through the back entrance.”
Williams has many things going on at this moment. She is getting ready for the November premiere of the hit Bravo show, and once more she is expected to play a significant part in the drama.
She has also launched several online businesses that are doing well, and now Williams is looking into opening a big hair salon in Atlanta.
While attending an event for her co-star, Kandi Burruss, who was celebrating her Essence magazine cover; Williams told 11Alive: “Right now, I am working on a salon studio. So I am getting that together, and it should be open within the next three months.”
Williams is making the right moves, and she does not seem to have time for the haters.