RHONY star LuAnn De Lesseps took to her blog to defend using the term ‘Indian’ and explains that Carole has taken every opportunity to criticize her. LuAnn also talks Mario confronting Jacques and thinks he could have done it privately!
“Lately, Carole never seems to miss an opportunity to criticize me. Have you noticed that when I say “tomato” she says “tomahto”? She never seems to pass up an opportunity to put me down and I’m while I’m trying to be polite and friendly, I do have my limits.
Let the facts speak for themselves. The US Census Bureau surveyed people of various races and what they liked to be called and over 49 percent of American Indians preferred to be called American Indian while 37 percent said that Native American was their preference. Furthermore, the museums dedicated to American Indian heritage in Washington D.C. and New York City are both called the Museum of the American Indian. I think the Indian people have spoken and Carole doesn’t seem to be listening.
When I watched the scene where Mario confronts Jacques, I was impressed by Jacques’ graciousness and composure. Couldn’t Mario have found a more private moment to tell Jacques how he felt about the wine tasting? Jacques reiterated to Mario that the event was called “wine games”. . .it was supposed to be a fun event and Ramona seemed to enjoy herself — until her husband made a big deal about the games being a set-up. At this point, I’m tired of discussing the wine event. . .time to move on”
Thoughts on what LuAnn had to say? Do you think Mario should have confronted Jacques differently? Should LuAnn apologize for using the term ‘Indian?’