Fri, May 25 01:03 PM |Entertainment

Andy Cohen Responds To Backlash From 'Reunion Gang Up' Comments After They Spark New Round Of Feuding Between NeNe Leakes And Kim Zolciak

Is Andy Cohen trying to save face?

Yes, apparently.

He recently defended Kim Zolciak-Biermann and  very racist on-air comments she made during the Season 10 Reunion show of Real Housewives of Atlanta. Which, ugh, no.

Oh I’m not exaggerating at all… her comments were baddddddd.

"You know why you can’t find another white woman to sit on that [expletive] stage? Because nobody is dumb enough to do that...Put yourself in my shoes. Five African-American women just [expletive] hammering,” Kim had declared (as Sheree Whitfield walked into the room).

“NeNe knows I’m not racist…This whole racism thing in this day and age is [BS]. Every one of those [expletive] on that couch owe this world an apology for this racism [ish]. They tried to claim that [ish] a long time ago. Nobody really bought into it because social media wasn’t there, and racism wasn’t all that real.”


Check out the full video below:

#PressPlay: #KimZolciak says "this whole racism thing in this day & age is bs" & "if social media wasn't there racism wasn't all that real" 👀👀 via: @therealhousewivesofatlanta


The other day, (Real Houswives of Atlanta Executive Producer) Andy chimed in with his take during a chat on the “Jenny McCarthy Show”.

“Atlanta this season, I had a really rough time for the last chunk of that when Kim was on cause it got very…I hate a five against one situation […] yeah, I don’t like it cause it’s a gang up.”

“And the problem is that Kim is not…she…it’s less problematic when the person is good at kind of taking up for themselves. Kim was not having an easy time with her words. She was making it harder for herself. So the whole thing…it just…and in retrospect…no one was listening to me. And I really did not have control of the room. I wish that I had walked off from that reunion.”

“Atlanta this season, I had a really rough time for the last chunk of that when Kim was on cause it got very…I hate a five against one situation […] yeah, I don’t like it cause it’s a gang up.”


Well, the Internet let him know what they thought about that and now he seems to rushing into doing some serious damage control. He dropped by The Breakfast Club and tried to clarify (we guess).


“I misspoke. I should not have said she was ganged up on. I was frustrated by the tenor of the reunion. And what I was most frustrated in was in myself. And that’s what I was trying to say.”

“Kim was not a victim in this…they were trying to hold her accountable. And she was piss poor about taking accountability about anything. The conversation was going around in a circle. And when I said I wanted to walk off, it was because I just didn’t have control of the room.”


“There are two other times that I wanted to walk off the reunion. One was season four in New York City when I wound up telling the women ‘shut the f up.’ I screamed at all of them which was a bad look for me, screaming at a group of women and telling them to shut the f up. It was my worst look. And then season two of Jersey when Teresa pushed me.”

“I regret not taking the bullhorn away from Kenya but I don’t necessarily feel like I should have walked off that one. I was just saying I lost control of the room and it was not a gang up and what can I say? Give me the Donkey of the Day.”

“And the other thing that was really frustrating was she kept saying, ‘I didn’t say that.’ And I’m like, ‘yeah, you did.’ We’re about to show the clip right now. It was just really going absolutely nowhere for like two hours and it just loud and I was just over it that day.”


 Ummm. So, what do you think? 

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