Kandi Burruss Is Shamed For Sharing These Photos -- 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta' Fans Say She Needs To Stop Posting Offensive Figures

Kandi Burruss Is Shamed For Sharing These Photos -- 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta' Fans Say She Needs To Stop Posting Offensive Figures
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Real Housewives of Atlanta fans are angry at Kandi Burruss, who seems to have forgotten the history lessons she learned in high school.

Kandi took to social media recently, and she posted a few photos where she is wearing a Marie Antoinette costume and enraged fans with the caption: "Let them eat cake!” Marie Antoinette..."

Marie Antoinette, Queen of France and Navarre, became a symbol of the excesses of the monarchy and is credited with the infamous quote, "Let them eat cake," while talking about the poor and suffering French people.

The critics bashed Kandi. One said: "Kandi, this is not the best time to post this ... people were suffering in the streets, starving, poverty, and Queen Marie Antoinette of France made this statement, and it lived in INFAMY, her callousness toward her people...she was beheaded at age 37. Do not glorify her. Know the history."

Another commenter pointed out: "A picture isn't just a picture, mainly when depicting a historical figure or event that was not pleasant. So I guess a picture with a white man's knee on a black man's neck wouldn't be offensive either. It's just a picture. It is not a misquote. Kandi wrote it as part of her photo post. The point is the quote is attributed to her and another aristocracy for their callous disregard for the poor in France who were starving while they lived in extravagance. Marie Antoinette is known to have splurged lavishly while French commoners died of hunger while she was Queen. She is no one to celebrate or emulate. I know the history. I have a degree in it."

Kandi was schooled by this person: "Someone on her team should have known. We go hard on others about our history. Statues and monuments are being torn down. Be the example. I do not believe Kandi intended anything bad at all. I believe her PR people should have vetted the choice of this pic during this time in our Amer history. I get my info from my college degree minor in history, not Wikipedia. Marie Antoinette was vilified by the French people. She was heavily criticized for throwing garish parties and spending lavishly as people suffered. In fact, the monarchy made a great effort to try to reform her reputation with the people by posting less flashy photos of her with her kids. She was an Austrian born and was an ally of Austria, the enemy of France. With COVID killings Black Americans, BLM trying to stop police brutality against us, and record unemployment impacting Black people plus many people feeding their families from food pantries, it appears quite unsound and lacking in judgment for anyone, let alone a Black female business owner, to not only impersonate Marie Antoinette during this horrid time in our history but to type the actual phrase "let them eat cake" is flagrantly irresponsible because that phrase has only one meaning...it is INfamous, not famous ... it is famous for all the wrong reasons because it means, "oh really, lowly commoners are suffering ...tisk task...too bad for them..look at us monarchs we are fine...let THEM eat cake" knowing darn well commoners did not have bread, brioche to eat. That statement mocks the poor. It is an expression associated with upper-class wealthy people having plenty, the poor having nothing, and the wealthy blissfully mocking poor people. That expression is infamous, onerous, and is nothing to be celebrated or mocked. The PR team should know better. You have to have people around you who not only pursue money but who are politically astute and savvy to matters of social impact. It is more than a photo shoot for people, "fans" to praise, like sheep. No sheep here."

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  • Jacqueline Renee Cessna
    Jacqueline Renee Cessna Jul 7, 2020 5:40 AM PDT

    It's a costume, so what! It's a photo who cares? Only the aimless and sad have an issue with this!

  • Deyz2
    Deyz2 Jul 6, 2020 9:16 PM PDT

    Ksndi need to stay home and bond with her baby. What was the point of having her? I coul care less about these photos. I just want ti see her with the baby. Money is not everything. I would think if you did not carry your baby for nine months, you would want to fill in that time. Just sayiny

  • Kim
    Kim Jul 5, 2020 10:26 PM PDT

    Normally I would let things like this pass but in light of all the civil unrest it was in poor taste.Not even so mu

  • Mykal13
    Mykal13 Jul 5, 2020 9:05 PM PDT

    If a white woman had done this right now, her career and reputation would have been ruined.

  • Judith Lewis
    Judith Lewis Jul 5, 2020 7:39 PM PDT

    The Backlash just let her know that her team is not doing their job. In addition, it shows she does not know History. She knows business, therefore, she should have done some research. Basically, she should stay off social media so much. Too much is too much. We do not need to see her whole life.

  • Lizzieb
    Lizzieb Jul 5, 2020 7:05 PM PDT

    Its not that serious people. Its a photo shoot. Get a life.

    • snikop
      snikop Jul 6, 2020 5:46 PM PDT

      Exactly!!!!!! It's REAL to be outraged about. People are such attention seekers

    • Janiece
      Janiece Jul 6, 2020 6:43 AM PDT

      She should act more like a mother with 2 small children and stop acting like she’s her oldest daughter age!!!

  • Jimmy Bandy
    Jimmy Bandy Jul 5, 2020 4:40 PM PDT

    If. MS. College degree had read the Entire post, she would have seen that this costume was for a masquerade party. People please stop being so damn sensitive! Let others live and you live.

  • Cecelia Govan
    Cecelia Govan Jul 5, 2020 3:51 PM PDT

    Cleopatra was black yet Elizabeth Taylor played her..so why can't Kandi dress up Marie Antoinette????

    • Judith Lewis
      Judith Lewis Jul 5, 2020 7:41 PM PDT

      She did not starve her ppl to death. Plus, she was very evil.

  • FRGII
    FRGII Jul 5, 2020 3:43 PM PDT

    People are so dumb. Why attack people on your side? It makes no sense. Also it's a myth that Marie Antoinette said let them eat cake. There is no proof of it every happening.

    • gb2
      gb2 Jul 8, 2020 4:35 PM PDT

      The point is to avoid hypocrisy. Marie Antoinette is famous for virtually nothing less than her disdain for the poor and their struggles. Whether it is an exact quote or not, her infamy comes from her callousness. We want others to respect our role in history too. And it is not an attack to call for accountability.

  • Fred
    Fred Jul 5, 2020 1:15 PM PDT

    It's just pictures. Get a life. Damn everything isn't racial. And I mite mixed than any of you. She making money. Jealous are yo

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