Carlos King Calls Out Gizelle Bryant Over RHOP Colorism Convo
Carlos King has some choice words for Gizelle Bryant now that part 2 of The Real Housewives of Potomac Season 7 reunion has aired!
Gizelle Bryant Had Some Questions During The Colorism Segment
During the reunion, the subject of colorism came up, as—in the words of Andy Cohen—it’s “a topic that’s come up frequently as it pertains to [RHOP].”
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After establishing the definition of colorism, Candiace Dillard Bassett spoke on how she, as a Black woman with a deeper skin tone, is quick to be slammed as the “first one to be emotional” when she pops off while Robyn Dixon has been able to get away with similarly-reactive behaviors.
The season 7 cast of #RHOP at the reunion! pic.twitter.com/dle0OdEopM
— Queens of Bravo (@queensofbravo) January 26, 2023
In response, Gizelle hops into the conversation and expresses her confusion at Candace’s point.
“How are you connecting the two?…What does you being emotional have to do with skin color?”
She swiftly adds, “I just want to understand.”
Karen Huger then breaks down how Candiace feels as though “she’s judged more harshly” on account of “the pigmentation of her skin.”
Ashley Darby and Mia Thornton then proceed to express their sentiments, with the former acknowledging how the light-skinned cast members “get preferential treatment.”
“Inherently, for me, Gizelle, Robyn, Mia, we get preferential treatment. I understand that—I acknowledge the privilege as a light-skinned woman.”
After the discussion, Gizelle remarked, “We went high, now let’s get to low.”
Carlos King Slams Gizelle: ‘How Disrespectful Was That To Your Ancestors?’
Once the episode aired, viewers took to Twitter and expressed that they felt as though self-proclaimed “Green-Eyed Bandit” was a bit too apathetic during the colorism segment.
I’m disappointed in how dense Gizelle is being during this colorism segment. She went to one of the top HBCU’s in the country, is raising brownskin daughters and has a darker skinned ex-husband. She knows what Candiace is talking about and is choosing to be aloof about it. #RHOP pic.twitter.com/Nw15Wodhx8
— 🌈 Drew Sidora’s Lunchable (@SeddieWeddie) February 27, 2023
Gizelle Bryant is a colorist.
She’s rude. She’s nasty. She feels women darker than her are beneath her.
It was apparent in this segment about colorism. It’s apparent in how she treats Wendy & Candiace. She’s also deeply insecure & unaccomplished. #RHOP #RHOPotomac #RHOPReunion pic.twitter.com/LSBjDjTp0K
— ERIC (@EricUnedited) February 27, 2023
Gizelle saying “finally we can move on from colorism” when her father was literally right by Martin Luther King Jr, prominent in the civil rights movement…. I am MF LIVID BITCH YOU’RE THE PROPAGATOR OF COLORISM ON THIS SHOW EVIL NECKED ROOSTER! #rhop pic.twitter.com/z9P2ZzzL80
— Mihrimah| FS | Xanaxyra Targaryen🤲 (@Mihrimah_FS) February 27, 2023
Carlos King also shared his critiques in a YouTube video, and the former The Real Housewives of Atlanta producer didn’t hold back!
In a clip shared to social media, Carlos said he was “very angry” and “disappointed” over how brief the colorism segment was.
“What I saw on display on that stage tonight is bulls**t. How dare you sit up here and give a topic of colorism 2 minutes to a cast full of Black women.”
Later during his video, he honed in on Gizelle’s decorum during the conversation.
“I was so disgusted, disappointed, and Gizelle, how dare you say, ‘Okay, finally, we can move on.’ You are the [daughter] of a civil rights activist.”
He then went on to ask, “How disrespectful, Gizelle, was that to your ancestors?”
#RHOPotomac #RHOP Full recap on my YouTube channel 👉🏽 #RealitywiththeKing pic.twitter.com/jkI3Ri7RiZ
— Carlos King (@thecarlosking_) February 27, 2023
Do you agree with Carlos King’s commentary on Gizelle Bryant and the RHOP colorism conversation?