Kim Zolciak Tries To Defend Herself As Multiple People Accuse Her Of Racism And Homophobia

<<enter caption here>> at H&M Times Square on October 3, 2017 in New York City.

Kim Zolciak Tries To Defend Herself As Multiple People Accuse Her Of Racism And Homophobia

The "Real Housewives" star makes a statement.

Published April 26th

Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak-Biermann was laid out to dry after her explosive appearance during the third and final part of the show's reunion special. At the end of the episode, she downplayed the validity of racism, claiming it was not real and was only a social media construct.

Now, after being dragged for her comments on social media and beyond, the reality star has issued a statement apologizing for her words. However, her "I'm sorrys" were eclipsed by additional claims, this time relating to her alleged homophobia.

Taking to Instagram on Thursday morning, Zolciak-Biermann, in addition to briefly apologizing for her comments, proceeded to blame editing and production for taking her words out of context.

"During the last RHOA Reunion episode, I made a comment that confused and offended people," she wrote. "I sincerely apologize. Edited out of context, I understand why my remark angered people."

In an attempt to further defend her character, she backtracked on her claims that racism is false.

"Racism is a sad reality in the United States," she continued. "It has been prevalent throughout our country's history. Let me be very clear, I do NOT support tolerate or put up with any form of racism, hate or discrimination. My love for ALL people runs deep."

Read her full statement, below:

  1. The intent behind her apology remains questionable as her ex-girlfriend, DJ Tracy Young, is speaking out after seeing her tirade last Sunday.

    Young called the mother of six a "liar" and "homophobic" after their relationship was exposed by Kandi Burruss during the recently aired episode.

  2. Adding more fuel to the claims of Zolciak's alleged racism, Real Housewives of Atlanta guest star Marlo Hampton spoke with TMZ to share her two cents on the matter. 

    "The things that Kim said and her actions appeared as racism," she said. "In our community, the things that came out of her mouth just didn't rub us right."

    Watch her fully address her outburst, below:

  3. Further proving that Zolciak-Biermann is having the worst week ever, recent reports indicate that her Bravo reality show, Don't Be Tardy, could be in jeopardy as a campaign has been started to have it canceled.

    Radar Online reports that production executives are planning "major damage control" to save both her reputation and the show.

    The site further revealed that the network's executives were "in a panic" over her rant about racism and hatched an emergency plan to save the show which they described as a "mainstay for the network."

    "They are going to do a lot of damage control," the source told the site.

    Well, good luck with that.

    Meanwhile, Twitter is still not here for the reality star. See how they've been receiving her, below:

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: J. Kempin/Getty Images for Extra)

COMMENTS

Latest in celebs