Maybe it comes from being an ignorant, privileged white girl, maybe it comes from just being a total asshole — but last night, Brandi Glanville actually tried to excuse a blatantly racist comment she made on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, because she's "just inappropriate 90 percent of the time!" Ugh. I can't even with this woman.
The comment aired in a RHOBH episode Monday night. In it, new cast member Joyce Giraud remarked that she couldn't swim while attending a pool party with Glanville and the rest of the RHOBH cast. In response, Glanville drunkenly told Giraud it was because she was black.
Giraud took it well — instead of going off on Glanville and calling out the comment as completely and utterly racist, Giraud responded: "Yes, I'm black. What's your problem? Puerto Ricans are black, they're Indian and they're Spanish. So I am a mix of three cultures and I'm very proud to represent all three."
Glanville apparently called in to Watch What Happens Live! after the episode aired to give her side of the story, and make an excuse for, y'know, her blatant racism: "It was a joke and my black friends would've laughed crazy, 'cause they don't go in the pool because they will get their weave f*cked up ... All my black friends can't swim. Is that bad?"
AND IT JUST GETS WORSE.
"I know what I said was definitely inappropriate, but I say a lot of inappropriate things. I'm not racist, I'm just inappropriate 90 percent of the time! It definitely was not sensitive and I apologize to anyone I offended," she continued. "But to be honest with you, my friends and I joke with each other this way and they're from all different backgrounds. So I'm sorry and I guess TV's not ready for the real Brandi, but should I censor myself? Is that gonna be exciting?"
Okay — she's right, she shouldn't censor herself. But one would hope that she could possibly be respectful enough not to generalize people by their race, and then try and make an excuse for said racist remarks. It's not censoring if you're just being, like, a decent human being.
Glanville wasn't finished, though: "I think it was definitely inappropriate ... I'm the least racist person of all time. I think the more you defend it, the more you look guilty, so I don't really have to say that much more. I am very sorry with whomever I defended. Defended. Offended!"