A damaging video of Danielle Staub caught in a racist rant is circulating the internet and is causing quite a bit of controversy for the returning Real Housewives of New Jersey star.
In the video, Danielle can be seen using the N-word several times and calling her ex-boyfriend a “stupid fucking Mexican.”
If that weren’t bad enough, rumor has it that Danielle’s RHONJ co-stars now want her edited out of season 8 for fear that she will damage their reputations and hurt the show’s ratings.
To add fuel to the fire, Danielle’s former nemesis’s Ashlee Holmes and Kim D are now speaking out and slamming her and Bravo.
Kim took to Twitter and called out Andy Cohen for giving a “racist” a platform.
“@Bravoandy you give this racist a platform, and I never get to speak MY TRUTH,” Kim wrote.
Meanwhile, Ashlee wrote a novel on Facebook and called out producer Dorothy Toran, who happens to be a woman of color, for continuing to play a role in getting Danielle back on RHONJ.
Ashlee also called Bravo desperate for ratings and said that the RHONJ franchise is a “sinking ship.”
Read Ashlee’s full post below:
“Okay… I came across this on my feed and I couldn’t help but watch and see what this train wreck has done now. And I am just… not at all surprised. What DOES surprise me though is the fact that one of the executive producers on this show (from Sirens Media) is a woman of color- named Dorothy Toran. Dorothy LOVES to preach female empowerment, equality, acceptance etc… so it’s REALLY interesting to me that she’s played (and continues to play) such a strong role getting Danielle Staub back on the Real Housewives of New Jersey – – especially after knowing that she’s heard this recording. I guess morals go out the window when you DESPERATELY need ratings??? Unreal. As much as I love and support my girl, Dolores…RHONJ has become a sinking ship. It would take some substantial revamping in order to salvage it. Good riddance. I’m so disgusted with the choices the executives at Bravo have made over the last few years. The people they’ve chosen to give a platform to genuinely amazes me.”
I hate to say it but Ashlee makes some valid points but like I said yesterday I think Bravo is desperate for season 8 to be a hit and they don’t care about Danielle’s past indiscretions.
Thoughts on Kim and Ashlee’s posts? Do you think Danielle is racist? Is Bravo desperate for season 8 to be a hit? Are people blowing Danielle’s video out of proportion? Is RHONJ a sinking ship? Does this video give Bravo cause to fire Danielle?
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