During the most recent episode of Real Housewives of Atlanta, Eva Marcille called co-stars Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore “nappy heads,” and some fans aren’t happy about it. The remark caused so much outrage that a petition appeared on Change.org this week calling for Bravo to fire Marcille.
Marcille made the derogatory comment during a phone call with Cynthia Bailey when Cynthia told Eva that Kenya was offended she didn’t bring her kids to her daughter Brooklyn’s Barbie party. Eva explained that she didn’t know the former Miss USA very well, and she also had some problems with her negativity.
— Racquel (@legzconfessions) November 11, 2019
“I am not here for the sh-t with these little nappy heads this year, I’m telling you,” Marcille told Bailey. “I will get all the South Central out on that a–.”
This isn’t the first time that RHOA fans have called out Marcille for colorism against darker-skinned women. Last season, she faced some backlash after she compared Shamea Moore to Blaque singer Shamari DeVoe by saying Moore was “Black, but not with a Q.”
The reaction on social media to Marcille’s latest comment wasn’t good, with one fan writing, “I was absolutely disgusted when @EvaMarcille called one of her Co Stars a nappy head. She is so racist against black women. She repeatedly bashes African American women. Disgusting.”
Another fan wrote that Marcille needs to be removed from television and radio because of her apparent self-hate that she takes out on dark-skinned women, and a third called Marcille’s comment “nasty” and “offensive.”
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The Charge.org petition started by “Elite Twirl” calls for Marcille’s termination because she “seems to have an issue with dark-skinned women and women with naturally kinky/coily hair.” The petition says that Marcille’s comment was colorist against her black castmates, as well as the majority of black women.
Not only does the petition call out Marcille, but it also slams Bravo, RHOA, and executive producer Andy Cohen for not making any statements condemning her or taking any disciplinary action against the 35-year-old. Elite Twirl asks everyone to sign the petition to force the network to rectify the situation and hold Eva Marcille “accountable for her colorism.”
New episodes of Real Housewives of Atlanta air Sunday nights on Bravo.