“Real Housewives of Dallas” star Tiffany Moon is not taking a recently-surfaced video of her costar Brandi Redmond making racist comments lightly.
The video, which was filmed back in 2017 and first resurfaced at the tail end of 2019, showcased Redmond insinuating that she was impersonating an Asian person by squinting her eyes. After a public spectacle from the video reaching mass audiences that resulted in Redmond checking into a wellness center, it appears that Moon is now giving her two cents on the situation as a whole.
In a chat with E! News, Moon got candid about her thoughts regarding Redmond’s racist remarks on video, saying that her actions did bring back hurtful memories of past racist remarks made by others to her.
“That video came out after the last season had finished,” Moon said to the publication before the premiere of season five tonight. “It had nothing to do with me really, but I felt responsible to address Brandi for it because I think when she did it.”
Breaking It Down Further
“She didn’t mean any harm, and she didn’t know how her words and actions could be interpreted by many people such as myself as hurtful or bringing back memories of being called certain names and told that I have slanty eyes and things like that,” Moon went on to address of the controversial video.
“So I wanted to address her personally. We did it just she and I because I wanted her to know even though sometimes you don’t mean harm with your actions and words, that they can be hurtful.”
‘I Feel No Need To Berate Her’
“We really just made it a teachable moment,” the reality star went on to say of the ordeal at large, opting for a more kind response instead.
“But I felt no need to berate her or make her feel worse or suffer because I think it was very clear to me that she was sorry for what she did and she had learned her lesson. So I think the viewers will get to see all of that pan out this season.”
On their heart-to-heart chat this season, Moon says she feels as though some substantial progress was made through the candid conversation.
“Yeah, in some ways it did. Probably not at the beginning because we kinda had to let the dust settle,” she said of the talk.
“It was such an emotionally charged conversation. For me, it brought back so many memories of being picked on when I was little and for her because she was so sorry and she didn’t know the extent to which her words could hurt people. So after we let the dust settle from that conversation I think then we were able to sort of move our friendship forward.”