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D’Andra Simmons Says LeeAnne Locken Apologized For ‘Fat Cow’ Comment

D’Andra Simmons is opening up about being fat-shamed on national television by her former best friend, LeeAnne Locken.

On a recent episode of the Real Housewives of Dallas, LeeAnne referred to D’Andra as a “fat cow.” 

In a new interview with PEOPLE, D’Andra admits she “cried for awhile” when she saw the footage and heard the nasty words spill out of her former friend’s mouth.

“I was disappointed, of course, and a little bit hurt because LeeAnne knows my triggers,” D’Andra said. “I’ve struggled with my weight, I’ve talked about that openly. She went to one of those below-the-belt places that I just thought was really a low blow. There wasn’t a reason to do that.”

LeeAnne made the comment after co-star Kary Brittingham criticized her for not inviting D’Andra to her bachelorette party.

“[I’m getting yelled at] because the great and almighty fat cow isn’t here to be worshipped,” LeeAnne said during a hot mic moment at her bachelorette bash.

After the episode aired, LeeAnne revealed on Twitter that reached out to D’Andra and apologized.

“She called me and left a message,” D’Andra revealed.

“I have not spoken to her because I feel like she had said some hurtful things the night before that on Twitter,” Simmons added. “Instead of just saying ‘I’m sorry,’ she kept on and on, saying, ‘Well, you did this.’ It’s always tit for tat. Sometimes it needs to just be, ‘I’m sorry.’ “

“The pettiness is silly,” Simmons continued. “If she would have just said I’m sorry and that is it, I would have probably been much more open to having a friendship. But right now, we’re just at a standstill.”

Just before the fat-shaming comment airing on RHOD, D’Andra took to Instagram to discuss the topic.

“In the last decade, courageous public figures have outed body shaming. It is shameful, hateful and discriminatory…the basest form of bullying,” D’Andra wrote alongside a quote from J.K. Rowling that read:

“Is “fat” really the worst thing a human being can be? Is “fat” worse than “vindictive”, “jealous”, “shallow”, “vain”, “boring” or “cruel” Not to me..”

“Making statements about a person’s weight says nothing about the person these comments are being directed toward, and everything about a person that is spewing this hurtful and disgusting narrative,” she said. “CHARACTER…plain and simple without pretense…that is what defines another human being…not their weight nor their size.”

“I’ve openly shared my struggles with my body weight and image both privately and publicly,” she continued. “I’ve learned that you must love yourself and embrace your body for what it is all while doing your best to be healthy and whole.”

“I hope tonight’s episode will help to renew a commitment to ourselves and others to support each other instead of scrutinizing each other, to love each other instead of judge each other,” D’Andra concluded. “If appearance is the only thing that defines you and others in your world, then you have a lot more to learn about life than I can write in a simple post. I hope everyone takes the time to make steps to self-improvement and towards kindness and compassion. This is way more important than what size dress you or I am wearing. I’m learning to love my body each and every day and be thankful for all of the blessings in my life! Let’s all stay positive and celebrate self-love together.”

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Is “fat” really the worst thing a human being can be? Is “fat” worse than “vindictive”, “jealous”, “shallow”, “vain”, “boring” or “cruel” Not to me. – J.K. Rowling ?? In the last decade courageous public figures have outed body shaming. It is shameful, hateful and discriminatory…the basest form of bullying. Making statements about a person’s weight says nothing about the person these comments are being directed toward, and everything about a person that is spewing this hurtful and disgusting narrative. CHARACTER…plain and simple without pretense…that is what defines another human being…not their weight nor their size. I’ve openly shared my struggles with my body weight and image both privately and publicly. I’ve learned that you must love yourself and embrace your body for what it is all while doing your best to be healthy and whole. I hope tonight’s episode will help to renew a commitment to ourselves and others to support each other instead of scrutinize each other, to love each other instead of judge each other. If appearance is the only thing that defines you and others in your world, then you have a lot more to learn about life than I can write in a simple post. I hope everyone takes the time to make steps to self-improvement and towards kindness and compassion. This is way more important than what size dress you or I am wearing. I’m learning to love my body each and everyday and be thankful for all of the blessings in my life! Let’s all stay positive and celebrate self-love together ? #RHOD #SelfLove #HNGM #UltimateLiving #BossBabe #BodyPositive Dress: @noharaouf Shoes: @jimmychoo Hair: @maneatelier Makeup: @beautydishstudios Earrings: @shoptootsies Photo: @jeremytlock

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The Real Housewives of Dallas airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.

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