She’s “Gone With the Wind’ fabulous and more than a little transphobic.
Real Housewives of Atlanta scenestealer Kenya Moore is under fire today for remarks she made on Sunday night’s Atlanta installment to former housewife Kim Zolciak-Biermann. During an argument the two had at a “Girls and Gays” party, Zolciak-Biermann continued to insist that Moore’s marriage was fake and that no one had met her husband. In response, Moore told Zolciak-Biermann to “Shut the fuck up.”
“Why do you have such a hard on for me?” Moore asked rhetorically. “Didn’t they cut it off during your reassignment surgery?”
You can watch the exchange at about the 1:20 mark below.
People on Twitter called Moore out for her transphobia.
— Ira Madison III (@ira) November 27, 2017
Disgusting comments from @KenyaMoore on #RHOA last night. Moments like that are when the show crosses over from fun drama to cringe viewing. No fun to watch. Hoping she apologizes ASAP bc we all know she knows better. ❤️ @Andy https://t.co/M3z1AGGMUT
— Danny Pellegrino (@DannyPellegrino) November 27, 2017
— Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick) November 27, 2017
Kenya brought a gay to the party then made a transphobic all in one night. Told y’all they don’t like LGBTS people #RHOA
— Chokola 🇭🇹💕 (@ShadleyLove) November 27, 2017
In response, Moore said they were “reaching.”
Exactly… reaching https://t.co/45z3rcAP5x
— KENYA MOORE (@KenyaMoore) November 27, 2017
The show is no stranger to charges of transphobia. In 2015, potential transgender housewife Amiyah Scott allegedly quit the show after getting a trial run. She walked off set after producers reportedly tried to hypersexualize her.
Welp 🤗 seeing as that was the 1st (and probably last) glimpse of me on #RHOA tonight and I haven’t said anything about it (though the hype was craaazzzzzyyy) lmao. Let me say, I enjoyed ALL the ladies & I had a great time filming multiple scenes with them! Unfortunately due to contractual complications + the magic of editing, you won’t be seeing as much of me as expected. *whispers* (I don’t work for free. Lol. 😊) But everything happens for a reason & it was still an awesome experience! I’m in my 20’s and when this opportunity was BROUGHT to me, It was no guarantees & I was cool with that, but I wasn’t going to exploit myself or act out of character for it… I honestly saw a chance to help change the perspective of MY community, but I wanted to maintain my dignity. Housewife and Transgender aren’t words that are usually associated… Funny, because anyone who knows me knows that being a housewife is a dream of mine, not on reality tv, but in real life. 👰🏽 But contrary to popular belief, I personally know transgender housewives, models, doctors, lawyers and many other successful unique individuals, along with so many others who are fighting to break the negative stigma associated with the trans community. Not to mention, a lot of our opportunities are limited due to discrimination and that’s why most are forced into compromising occupations. But my point in this is to say, me filming with the #RealHousewivesOfAtlanta was not for attention, but to assist in breaking a stereotype. Trans women are not only sex objects or prostitutes. We are strong, educated & human just like everyone else. AND WE ARE HERE AND WE DEMAND RESPECT. And whatever I have to do to assist in that I will and won’t regret it. Now let me call my bf and schedule a hair appointment. 😂🙃😉