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'Southern Charm' Star Kathryn Dennis Supports Social Media Blackout Amid Accusations Of Racism

By Ryan Naumann

“Southern Charm” star Kathryn Dennis showed her support for the social media blackout this week amid accusations she sent racist messages to a black activist.

On Tuesday, Kathryn participated in the blackout by posting a black square in solidarity with people protesting police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s murder. The reality star disabled her comments so her followers could not leave remarks.

As The Blast previously reported, last month, Kathryn started arguing with a black radio host/activist, Mika Gadsen, over a planned Trump Boat Parade.

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During the argument, Kathryn told Mika to stop using her “minority claim” and messaged her a monkey emoji. Many found the emoji to be racist and fans have been calling for Kathryn to be fired immediately.

The reality star has attempted three different apologies, all of which have felt inauthentic to fans. Her last attempt read, ““It’s hard to know the right words to say but I will not be silent. My black brothers and sisters I hear you, I see you, and I am with you. 👊🏼👊🏿”


She continued “Honestly I never realized the monkey emoji was racist. Obviously I was wrong. I’m sorry. The conversation I had was distorted and completely taken out of context and now I’m being called all these things that I am not. I really appreciate people who correct me and teach me because without them I might have been repeating mistakes for a long time. Honestly I use that emoji all the time because it looks silly and awkward the way the way it is sitting. I was messaging is anonymous I did not know who...boy/girl black/white. I hear you, I see you and I’m sorry. For the fans that I have offended, I’m sorry. For the fans that have supported me, thank you.”

Kathryn already lost a lucrative endorsement deal and continues to feel the consequences of her behavior.

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