Diana Jenkins has responded to the upheaval which has taken over the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” camp lately.
This week has been difficult for many of the ‘RHOBH ladies and their families.
The reality stars, who are currently starring in the twelfth season of the smash-hit Bravo reality series, all took a stand on social media after members of their fanbase began relentlessly harassing various family members.
A large part of the online harassment has been directed toward Garcelle Beauvais’ 14-year-old son Jax Nilon, who has also been a frequent focus of social media discourse surrounding the show this season since an episode aired that depicted a drunken Erika Jayne telling the high school freshman to “f**k off” at his mother’s birthday celebration.
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I’m usually a very strong woman I’ve been raised to be strong my life has taught me to be strong but when it comes to my kids! It hurts it’s not OK I’ve been in tears all night it’s just a TV show people scream at your TV throw something at your TV but leave our kids alone #RHOBH
— Garcelle Beauvais (@GarcelleB) August 23, 2022
Last Tuesday, Beauvais took to Twitter to plead with ‘RHOBH’ viewers to understand the effects of online harassment targeted toward her son.
The Blast shared her passionate Tweet wherein she shared how difficult it is to remain strong amid the situation.
Beauvais’ Tweet read, “I’m usually a very strong woman I’ve been raised to be strong my life has taught me to be strong but when it comes to my kids! It hurts it’s not OK I’ve been in tears all night it’s just a TV show people scream at your TV throw something at your TV but leave our kids alone.”
Beauvais’ co-star Lisa Rinna shared an Instagram story post that detailed various examples of harassment the cast’s children (two of which are adults) have endured lately.
She pleaded, “They didn’t sign up for this. What are you doing?! The kids- all our kids should be off limits. Enough is enough.”
Why Is Diana Jenkins Being Targeted?
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Sanela Diana Jenkins, 49, joined the cast of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” during season 12. In the few short months since the season began airing, the entrepreneur’s time on the series has revolved around (and arguably overshadowed by) many controversies.
Earlier this season, we covered Jenkins’ “racially insensitive” comments toward the owner of a Bravo fan account on Instagram, who is a Black woman.
According to our report, Jenkins and the account owner Kristin Dionne exchanged comments back-and-forth, pertaining to an Instagram post featuring two photos of Jenkins side-by-side where she looks quite different; the post was of a Twitter screenshot where the original poster had written “My mind can’t comprehend this is the same woman” above the photos.
Tensions escalated as Jenkins commented, “It can’t be easy being a Black content creator.”
The exchange soon went viral and Jenkins issued an apology and attempted to explain herself.
“I assumed ‘black content creator’ was a title referencing to a page that would be focused on snarky content,” Jenkins’ apology began, “I copied the term because I thought that’s what it meant. I didn’t realize it was referencing to you as a Black content creator..”
She also attempted to clear the air by providing additional context.
“Please understand I am not from this country @philly.diva so deeply sorry…” she explained before apologizing an additional time. (per Page Six)
Jenkins has once again found herself at the forefront of controversy; In ‘RHOBH’s latest social media-related scandal, some fans believe she is to blame for the rampant harassment directed toward Nilon.
Diana and several of her castmates were accused by fans on social media of hiring bots to attack the teenager. They denied the accusations with Diana posting on Instagram that these accusations have led to death threats against her and her family.
“I have been accused of instigating the hateful and inexcusable cyberbullying of Garcelle’s son. Nothing could be further from the truth. I have stood for human rights my whole life. There is no place for hate in this world. To those people who have been attacking my family and threatening our lives, you are also spreading hate and creating fear. Please stop,” Jenkins proclaimed.
Taking Precaution: How Is Jenkins Protecting Herself?
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Jenkins has made moves to protect her family against the alleged threats they have received in the wake of the incident.
A source revealed to Page Six that Jenkins has hired around-the-clock security.
The source also explained, “Diana’s team of security experts advised her to hire four personal bodyguards as they believe credible death threats have been made.”
The source also stressed Jenkins is “taking every precaution she can to protect herself and her family” during this time.