Riley Burruss Was Also Bullied By Bravo Fans, Kandi Burruss Confirms
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss is confirming with her followers that her daughter Riley Burruss was previously bullied online at the hands of Bravo fans.
According to People, the 20-year-old had received hateful comments from viewers of the show. Kandi’s remarks come after Bravo issued a statement condemning the online hate cast members’ kids have received.
“I despise it. It bothers me so much,” Burruss shared. “Everybody already knows that Riley dealt with her weight issues growing up in the public eye. People would make comments on her body and say things about her personal look, and it really boils my blood.”
“You can deal with anything for yourself, but you don’t want your kids to be bullied online,” she says. “It’s just really terrible.”
Another cast member of the franchise, Garcelle Beauvais, of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, recently shared a statement from her son Jax, one of her 14-year-old twins, asking Bravo fans to stop sending him hateful online comments.
“Well, I’d like to start off by saying I am still a kid and wish to not be viewed as a fully matured adult because I am not one. It is currently my first week of high school, and instead of enjoying it like most kids at my school, I have to deal with being attacked on social media,” he wrote.
“I just want to be a normal kid,” he added, “not for publicity nor the public’s gaze.”
“However, middle-aged women spamming me with racist and crude comments about my family is not what I expected for my first week of high school.”
Jax also noted that he had moved forward in making his Instagram account private.
Burruss also shared that she has reached out to Beauvais in light of the news.
“The people who watch our show and who are on our show, sometimes they take things too far, and it’s not cool. It’s crazy,” Burruss continues. “This is a TV show at the end of the day.”
“Words definitely matter,” she says. “I’ve seen one of my kids definitely get bullied multiple times.”
Burruss notes that just last week, a rumor started that her daughter was pregnant.
“She was like, ‘Where are they getting this information from? Here I was feeling good about myself and losing and getting my body where I want it to be, and now they’re posting that I’m pregnant?’ That’s crazy!” adds Burruss.
Bravo also issued a statement amid the controversy.
“We are shocked and appalled at the social comments directed at Garcelle’s son,” the network wrote. “We urge our viewers and social followers alike to refrain from targeting our cast and their families with harmful rhetoric.”