RHOA’s Sheree Whitfield Implies Chateau Sheree Neighbors are Racist
Still, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star has been met with a few obstacles, including being fined for shooting RHOA scenes at her new digs without the proper permits. She’s now implying the complaints that led to the fine may have been racially motivated.
The mother of three feels the entire situation was “blown out of proportion,” saying neighbors “are pissed off that a little black girl was able to move into the neighborhood and build a home that’s bigger than some of theirs,” according to AJC.com.
“They are pissed for whatever reason. I totally don’t think it was fair.”
“I am not happy with the city I live in,” she adds. “I pay taxes like everybody else.”
Her housewarming party for Chateau Sheree was filmed for the show, with several neighbors complaining about the amount of cars and commotion in the neighborhood, which is what ultimately led to the fine.
The 46-year-old believes other neighbors have also thrown parties without complaints or cop calls.
She also feels the judge in her case was attempting to make an example out of her for the cameras, as they put her on probation for the violation, a move she calls “ridiculous.”
“There are cameras around. There are people in the courtroom. I talked to the prosecutor, I asked ‘did you guys call TV?’ No, no…. They put me in front of a lot of people.“
She adds, “They were going in alphabetical order. My last name is W. I was toward the end when they called my name. They called me just in time for the 12 o’clock news. I am pissed.”
Sheree also thinks it’s inappropriate for the judge to allow camera phones in the courtroom, as a few fans and news outlets took photos of the designer while in court.
“I got people with camera phones in the courtroom, catching me walk down the aisle. I can’t believe you’re doing this. I expected the judge will say something. Someone is sitting in the front row recording me on a cell phone. But they said nothing.”
Do you think Sheree’s neighbors could be racist, or is she just making excuses? Sound off below.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 9 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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