RHOA's Kenya Moore slammed as 'disrespectful' and 'disgusting' for dressing as a Native American for Halloween party
REAL Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore was slammed as "disrespectful" and "disgusting" for dressing up as a Native American for Falynn Guobadia's Halloween party.
Not only were fans shocked that she had chosen to wear the costume during a season where Porsha Williams has been so active with the Black Lives Matter movement, but so were the housewives.
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During last night's episode of RHOA, fans were treated to a quarantine-styled Halloween party as Falynn invited the ladies over.
As Cynthia Bailey dressed as hand sanitizer, Falynn channeled her inner Medusa, and Porsha, Drew Sidora and Kandi Burruss dressed similarly as felines, Kenya shocked everyone as she appeared in a "Native American" costume complete with a headdress.
She, however, claimed she was a "warrior princess."
Falynn looked visibly uncomfortable and Drew told the cameras: "Kenya's Native American costume is super problematic but I'm not trying to ruffle any feathers.
"But it feels like I'm the only one who has an issue with Kenya Moore's decisions."
Porsha, disgusted, also told the producers: "Kenya is a Native American warrior. I thought we weren't doing that anymore. I know this girl was crazy but add lame to the list, add whack to the list."
However, the housewives weren't the only ones who found the costume problematic as fans quickly sounded off on social media.
One fan wrote: "Kenya is too grown to not know dressing as a Native American is offensive af."
A second one shared: "Kenya Moore wearing a headdress in the year of our lord 2020. Choices."
A third one tweeted: "Kenya Moore of real housewives dressed as a Native America is the most insensitive and racist thing ever. She is just using it as a costume."
A fourth one joined the crowd and commented: "Kenya Moore dressed as a Native American is the most racially insensitive disgusting thing. I hope The View is not going to give her a pass on this insult."
More fans kept going off on the housewife as the episode premiered.
Another one tweeted: "Kenya Moore preaching about disrespect while she is wearing a Native American headdress – umm ok."
A sixth fan shared: "Kenya Moore coming to a party dressed as a Native American is probably the most disgusting thing I've seen on Housewives since Monique Samuels did it a couple seasons ago. Do better. Sincerely, an Indigenous African-American woman."
And a seventh one said: "I know the episode is airing today but October 2020 was not that long ago! Kenya Moore should know better to wear a Native American Headdress for Halloween! Disgusting! Disrespectful!"
Despite her racially-insensitive decision to wear a Native American costume as Porsha fights for their rights as black women, Kenya has been having a tough season as she deals with her past trauma in therapy and goes through with her divorce from Marc Daly.
In the previous episode, Kenya emotionally confessed she had been in an abusive relationship when she was just a teenager.
Kenya told the therapist how she responded to feeling vulnerable when she was younger as she dealt with the fact that her mother was dismissive towards her.
She said: "I got into trouble all the time. I fought all the time. And I just started skipping school. And I dated a man that was 11 years older than me at 15. And he was physically abusive to me."
In late January, Kenya and Marc officially called it quits, a year after the couple first announced their separation.
Marc released a statement his marriage to the Bravo star has ended for the second time following a failed attempt to rekindle their romance.
He told The Root: “After recently attending mediation, Kenya and I have agreed to end our marriage.”
He continued: "I will always have great care for her and look forward to amicably continuing to co-parent our daughter Brooklyn with an abundance of love and wisdom."
In 2018, Kenya, 50, gave birth to the couple’s first and only child – a daughter named Brooklyn Doris Daly.
The pair first announced they split in September 2019 but later reconciled.
On this year's premiere Kenya said: "We have been separated well over ten months and I have Brooklyn with me 100 percent of the time.
“And I feel like I need to have custody issues settled before I file for divorce."
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