Bravo TV host Andy Cohen says he apologized to ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ cast member Garcelle Beauvais after he and the network came under fire on social media about the reunion episodes of the show that aired last week.
Cohen said in the segment on his SiriusXM radio show, “Andy Cohen Live,” on Monday that he was sorry for the way he moderated parts of the reunion special. “I really have to sincerely apologize, not only for diverting the subject but for not coming back – even worse – to the serious conversation that was going on,” he said, according to a clip posted by the Instagram account. Queens of Bravo.
During the second episode of the reality show’s reunion special, cast member Erika Jayne was asked to talk about an Instagram story she once posted that showed Beauvais’ memoir. , “Love Me As I Am”, in a trash can.
Jayne said her castmate Lisa Rinna was the one who actually threw the book in the trash and simply posted the image in retaliation for a grievance she had with Beauvais.
Rinna explained that she threw Beauvais’s book in the trash because she was upset. The actor and former “The Real” co-host referenced his daughter’s battle with an eating disorder in memories. Beauvais and Rinna said at the reunion special that they “moved on” after Beauvais removed the reference to an audio version and a second edition of the book.
But shortly after that exchange, Cohen asked the group how the image of Beauvais’ book in the trash had circulated among the cast, then he casually diverted the conversation to the backlash Jayne was facing at the time for having apparently neglected to properly recycle the items in her. waste.
Many “ROBH” viewers on Twitter felt that Cohen should have given more time to Rinna and Jayne’s behavior and how they bullied Beauvais into throwing his book in the trash and posting it on Instagram.
Some fans of the show have also criticized the reunion special for what they claim are racist undertones and microaggressions.
In the first episode, Beauvais had a tense exchange with actor Diana Jenkins in which they discussed the online racist attacks that Beauvais’ son, Jax, suffered on social media over the summer.
Beauvais said she believes Jenkins may have been behind the bots that unleashed racist remarks against her son. Jenkins denied any involvement, but the two engaged in a back-and-forth over threats both their families received online.
Many people watching the segment thought Beauvais was enlightened by her cast members when she discussed her family’s experience with racist attacks.
In his Monday segment of “Andy Cohen Live,” the host also said he had a “deep admiration” for Beauvais and had since spoken to the actor about the reunion and “should have been more in phase with his feelings”. .”