Another season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta means another season of Phaedra Parks putting her foot in her mouth. Despite claiming to be an etiquette expert, the Southern belle is infamous for her off-color comments, and she's kicked Season 6 off with a doozy.
Now that she has Ayden and her newborn, Dylan, Phaedra shared that her new routine has her "working like a Hebrew slave." Oh, boy.
But, the lawyer immediately took to her blog to try to make things right.
"I would be remiss if I did not address the comment I made during last night’s episode about “working like a Hebrew slave,” to which I understand that some people took issue. Let me first say that the statement was not in any way meant to be derogatory or disrespectful to any culture. It is a description that is commonly used in reference to the requirement of working long, merciless hours without any end in sight," Phaedra pointed out.
She went on to explain, "I get that we live in a culture where political correctness is expected, especially in polite company, but we also cannot divorce ourselves from our history and the references thereto that have found their way into our speech. By that I do not mean racial and cultural slurs, demeaning or degrading descriptions or other sorts of calculated and hurtful (mis)applications of language. As an African American woman and the descendant of slaves, I do not condone any form of racism or oppression. I most certainly do not take lightly our history of slavery and the battles that were fought, and won, to gain the freedoms that we now enjoy. In fact, much of that history fuels my passion for law and social justice. Nevertheless, I regret any discomfort my use of that description might have caused."
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Source: BravoTV Blog