Last night’s (Jan. 29) episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta was too real. Besides the usual antics, newbie Marlo Hampton got a little more than she bargained for when she had a slip of the tongue.
It’s like women can’t get along anywhere, and that proved to be true even while the ladies were in South Africa. Marlo and Sheree Whitfield got in to a childish argument and in the heat of the moment uttered, “Well anyway, that’s why you don’t have a man. Go and hang with them faggots with your ugly ass.” Pause for dramatic effect. Not only did she offend the homosexual community with that slur, she looked like an idiot on national television.
Realizing that her mouth had gotten her into trouble, she took to her website to publicly apologize. Check out what it said below.
It is with great disappointment in myself and sincere regret that I would like to issue to my friends, my most ardent supporters, and my followers, this statement:
I would like to offer from the bottom of my heart the fullest and most heartfelt apology for my recent use of an anti-gay slur. When I used this word, I was not mindful of the demeaning connotation that this has in the gay community. My speech was irresponsible, thoughtless and said with the intention of conveying anger rather than as a statement on my feelings towards the gay community as a whole.
My first action, after the incident was to contact my closest friend and assistant of 8 years and to confess what I had done, to express my sadness and regret, and to ask him for his forgiveness. I was devastated at the thought of having hurt or embarrassed him as well as any member of the gay community and relish this opportunity to publicly apologize. My friends have embraced me, supported me, withheld judgment of me and have meant a lot to me over the years. I would never abuse their kindness and friendship and would never want to hurt them or demean them in any way.
I applaud and admire this community for their triumph over a sometimes harsh, mean spirited society that discriminates and even violently attacks those who are different. These are obstacles that I relate to and that I have been inspired by them to overcome. I celebrate this community and am saddened by any indication otherwise, that my actions may have caused.
I look forward to continuing to build my strong relationship with you, my followers and supporters, and those of you who do not yet know me and my heart. I look forward to work to regain your trust, respect and your love which has so empowered me over the years. I also thank you for allowing me to address you personally and to let you know how deeply sorry I am.