Eboni K. Williams is speaking out to TMZ and she isn’t holding back at all.
The new Housewife insists that all her talk about racial issues on the Real Housewives of New York has NOTHING to do with the show’s recent ratings plummet. Currently, less than a million viewers are tuning in to watch the show live each week.
In fact, Eboni puts all the blame on RHONY producers. She notes that she shouldn’t be the scapegoat for the show’s declining ratings since she doesn’t have the final say on what makes it to air – producers do.
Eboni points out that RHONY has tackled numerous difficult topics over the past 13 years including mental health, alcoholism, bankruptcy, and divorce which is why she believes the discussion of race shouldn’t be any different.
Sources claim that the New York Housewives are sick of being schooled on racial matters. However, Eboni says that if her co-stars didn’t exhibit microaggressions she wouldn’t need to have race-related conversations with them.
She also says that producers are to blame for fans not getting the lighthearted, fun shenanigans and drama they are used to.
Some fans have accused Eboni of being “preachy” which the budding reality star owns completely.
“My answer is simply this. A — I’m a little bit of a preacher and I wear that as a badge of honor. And I’m a little bit of a teacher too,” she said on a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.
After talking with TMZ, Eboni sent a message to her fellow Housewives, saying, “…These deranged bigots are just mad AF that their days of dominance are coming to an end.”
Meanwhile, Deux Moi reports that “Producers are furious she spoke to TMZ.”
The insider added, “Eboni is stirring up a lot of drama…Bravo is trying to figure out how to handle the BTS [drama] between Eboni and Ramona.”
The Real Housewives of New York City airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.
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