Thursday, September 12, 2019

Dorinda Medley And Sonja Morgan Apologize For Making Offensive Comments About Trans Models At NYFW!

Real Housewives of New York City stars Dorinda Medley and Sonja Morgan are apologizing for some insensitive comments they made about LGBTQ models who hit the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.

In a statement, a rep for Morgan and Medley said, “We have a history as long-standing supporters of the LGBTQ community in many ways and apologize for our offensive comments at the fashion show.”

The news comes after  Morgan and Medley came under fire for comments they made in Morgan's now deleted Instagram Story. Morgan and Dorinda were joined by Luann de Lesseps and Ramona Singer were at New York Fashion Week’s Garo Sparo show to support co-star Tinsley Mortimer, who made her catwalk debut.

“Who is that?” Morgan can be heard asking Medley in the since-deleted video, referring to Miz Cracker. “Oh, that’s a guy, right?”

The two could be heard making similar remarks when Petty walked the runway.

“Well, with a body like that, it’s a guy,” Medley said, according to Us Weekly. “That’s a guy.”

“Yeah, with a body like that it’s a guy, you’re absolutely right,” Morgan added.



Fans of the Bravo hit reality series slammed the ladies on their Instagram pages for the remarks. Meanwhile, Petty has released a statement and explained why Morgan and Medley’s comments were so hurtful.

“As a transgender woman, I’ve never thought of myself as a model. But I have always tried to fully embrace who I am in whatever I do,” she told Us Weekly. “Sometimes that requires being vulnerable and brave. I was excited to model in a runway show for Garo Sparo at New York Fashion Week, an artist who celebrates diversity and authenticity.”

She continued, “During that show, as I walked down the catwalk with my head held high in who I am, a few women in the front row (who we’ve all seen on television) spoke hurtful, damaging comments, saying, ‘With a body like that, it’s a guy.’ In fact, that very moment was captured on social media and shared with the world.”

She added, “People don’t get to choose their sexual orientation or gender identity,” she said. “What people do get to choose though is projecting rude and cruel behavior toward other people over for things they have no control over. Don’t worry about me, I’ll be fine. But we as a society, must do better. People in positions of influence and power must do better. And to any trans woman out there feeling inadequate as a woman, keep strutting honey.”

Photo Credit: Bravo

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