Real Housewives of Atlanta’s LaToya Ali was called out on social media after an old video of her making horrible remarks about a friend of hers resurfaced online.
“This girl is super ghetto. She has huge Donkey Kong lips. Y’all close your eyes. Just imagine a face with two pillowcases as lips going like this. Now open your eyes,” she said in the clip.
She has since apologized for her remarks:
“First and foremost I would like to apologize for the triggering language that I used in a video clip that resurfaced from 7 years ago. Despite the fact that my intent was not to cause harm or to offend black women, I did just that. I am a proud black woman and I think all black women are valid and beautiful. I was ignorant to the fact that my words were perpetuating inherent biases and anti-blackness that we as black people deal with every day.”
She continued, “With that being said, ignorance is not an excuse. I have learned and grown exponentially since then, particularly within the last year. Those words do not reflect the woman I am today, and again I am truly and sincerely apologetic for the hurt that I have caused.”
— LATOYA FOREVER (@latoyaforever) February 12, 2021
Is she forgiven?