Despite the utter letdown it was to learn that NeNe Leakes up and left Celebrity Apprentice because she felt bossman Donald Trump kept siding with her arch rival Star Jones, her friends have applauded her decision to quit.
"Everything will ultimately work out for NeNe," a friend of the Real Housewives of Atlanta star tells PopEater. "In the long run she was much better off to quit and walk away than get a job with Donald Trump."
Although the show's applicants are not competing for a job position but rather to fund a charity of their choice and the tapings occurred months earlier, Trump has been receiving backlash for his recent attacks on President Obama including the birther issue and his latest suspicions on Obama's school grades. Several celebrities have come forward to speak against the remarks saying they reek of racism. Even political advocacy group Color of Change called on Black cast members to boycott the show.
Trump has tried to squash the allegations, but he's yet to convince critics, including Ramona Singer of The Real Housewives of New York.
"Well, anyone who makes a racist remark is showing their opinion and where their mind is at," she says.
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