Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Bravo New Zealand Releases Statement On RHOAKL's Racial Slur Controversy!

A spokesperson for Bravo New Zealand has released a statement via the network's official Facebook page, addressing the controversial racial slur that took place on Tuesday night's episode of The Real Housewives of Auckland.

"Episode Six of Real Housewives of Auckland deals with an incident where a cast member makes an offensive comment to another cast member."

"We have taken this matter very seriously. Bravo has given much consideration to ensuring the events are accurately represented, in order that the context of the remark and subsequent events, can be fully understood.

"While the nature of Bravo programming is unscripted, it is a deeply regrettable incident which we are endeavouring to deal with in a responsible manner."

New Zealand Herald reported that lawyers were called in to try to block parts of Tuesday's episode airing after controversy over the racial slur.

Julia Sloane, was recorded referring to fellow housewife Michelle Blanchard as a "boat n*****" while they were on a luxury yacht in Port Douglas during a cast trip in Australia.

It is understood Sloane immediately apologized on the show. On Saturday she reiterated that apology in a statement to the Herald on Sunday.

"While in Port Douglas filming for Real Housewives of Auckland I made an off-camera and off-the cuff inappropriate comment which caused hurt to Michelle.

"I wasn't thinking. I made a mistake and I have apologized to Michelle for my remark.

"There is no excuse for using offensive words under any circumstances and I have learned from this foolish mistake. I have put this distressing experience behind me and am moving on."

Photo Credit: Bravo NZ

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