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Crystal Kung Minkoff Responds to Sutton Stracke’s Apology After Racially Charged Fight!

Crystal Kung Minkoff is responding to Sutton Stracke’s apology following their racially charged argument, which aired on the Wednesday, May 26 episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

“Thank you, Sutton. Your apology means a lot to me, and I’m sure it means a lot to many others with similar lived experiences,” she wrote via Instagram on Friday, May 28. “Asian Americans are often expected not to share their opinions, but despite this stereotype, I believe that everyone deserves to be heard.” 

“I consciously re-wired myself to be outspoken and share my feelings whenever possible and I encourage my children to do the same,” she continued. “Now that my platform has grown, I feel I have a duty to speak up for others who don’t yet feel safe using their own voices.” 

“Listening to one another and validating our different experiences and perspectives are how we will all grow as individuals, and as a society,” she added. “Thank you for that commitment, Sutton.”

Crystal’s response comes after the two engaged in a heated fight on the Bravo hit reality series. During the May 26 episode, Minkoff shared her opinion on Kyle Richards and Garcelle Beauvais discussing their past issues and racial stereotyping.

“As someone who’s not white, when it hits you from stereotypes it can be so painful that you can’t see anything else,” Minkoff explained.

Minkoff, who is the first Asian-American housewife on RHOBH, tried to elaborate about her own experiences with her friends but was interrupted by Sutton.

“Do you wanna talk about when I see dumbass rednecks on the TV and that’s supposed to be me?” Stracke exclaimed, according to Us Weekly. “And that’s supposed to be me? I also have a stereotype but I don’t want to bring it up!”

The two argued about their points of view about confronting stereotypes, with Minkoff responding to Stracke’s “insane” comment, asking, “Are you one of those people that you don’t see color? Tell me you’re not that girl.”

“Are you serious with me right now?” Stracke hit back in the final moments of the episode.

The following day, Sutton issued a public apology to Minkoff via her social media pages.

“Despite Crystal and my strained relationship at the time, it was disrespectful to interrupt her and not listen to her express her truth,” Stracke, 50, captioned a post via Instagram on Thursday, May 27. “My life is blessed by the diversity of my relationships and I am committed to become a better listener to understand the painful realities experienced by people of color.”

She concluded: “I am sorry. I will do better and be better.”


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