The first of a string of problematic episodes of Real Housewives of Dallas aired Wednesday night. Leanne Locken has come under fire for making racial comments about her co-star Kary Brittingham.
During the latest installment of RHOD, the ladies travel to Thailand where Kary and Leanne bump heads.
First, the group visits a few temples where Locken tells Kary to take off her hat multiple times. She then says to a co-star Kary should respond to her in ‘Mexican words’ after they get into a mini spat.
Then, at a dinner where D’andra Simmons wore Leanne’s infinity dress as a joke, Locken was offended by Brittingham who took it as an opportunity to make fun of her creation.
— ClaireRiley 🏳️🌈 (@ClaireR585) November 21, 2019
While telling Stephanie Hollman how upset she was about Kary’s actions, Leanne said: ‘You don’t have the balls to be courageous. C’mon Mexican, I thought you were all Mexican and strong. F*** that b**** you ain’t survive s*** and I’m tired of it. ‘
Immediately, viewers took to social media to state their opinions.
One person tweeted: ‘It seriously grosses me out very time LeeAnne impersonates and mocks @karybrittingham ’s accent and (sometimes)broken English. It’s disgusting and disrespectful to Spanish speaking cultures #RHOD.’
— Aaryn✨ (@AarynDinaria) November 20, 2019
‘As much charity work Leann claims she does it surprises me on how ignorant her comments toward kary were. You live in Texas wise up!!!’ added another.
One viewer revealed: ‘So! Leanne blocked me because I stated that her statements tonight came off as racist and prejudice. They did! It was offensive to MANY. She always speaks about owning up to things I would’ve thought this would’ve been ignored or a simple discussion. #RHOD.’
Meanwhile, others came to her defense due to Kary and D’andra’s actions.
One viewer tweeted: ‘Omg what’s wrong with Kary & D’Andra!!! On & on & on & on!!!! Good on @BrandiRedmond loving her this season!!!! @LeeAnneLocken you handled that horrible situation so well!!’
— D'Andra Simmons (@dandrasimmons) November 21, 2019
This person added: ‘D’Andra already starting the Thailand trip on some bullshit. And Kary of course co-signing. #RHOD,’
Do you think that Leanne is racist?