After Real Housewives of Dallas star Brandi Redmond returned from her stay at a wellness centre, she issued a public apology through her podcast. In the caption of the Instagram video, she specifically referred to housewife Kameron Westcott and wedding planner Steve Kemble, before releasing their names shortly after the post was posted.
RHOD: Steve Kemble and Kam Westcott posted a video of Brandi Redmond mocking Asians
Almost immediately after part 1 of the Real Housewives of Dallas Season 4 Reunion aired, LeeAnne Locken’s wedding planner, Steve Kemble, posted an old video of Brandi Redmond seemingly mocking Asians on Twitter.
He tagged several people and wrote in his caption that Redmond should apologize for calling Locken racist or for receiving the label. In the clip, the former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader said in a high-ranking accent with broken English: “Oh, everybody’s asking me what Asian I am because my eyes, they squinty. But I have a new haircut.”
Her kids were also in the video, sitting behind her laughing. The next day, RHOD housewife Kameron Westcott also placed the controversial clip with her Instagram and called Redmond “out as a friend”.
She continued, “I won’t humiliate anyone, but I have to say that these things won’t fly, and I won’t sit down and say nothing. I hope we can all learn to accept and love each other.”
After the clip went viral, Redmond clarified and explained that she recorded the video on her Instagram Story after housewife D’Andra Simmons called her eyes cross-eyed. The former cheerleader defended her actions several times by insisting it was an impression and placed the blame on Kemble for posting the video before finally offering an apology.
RHOD: Brandi Redmond checked into wellness center after backlash
After receiving negative criticism and recoil for the controversial video, Redmond chose to visit a wellness centre to improve itself. After just over a week, she returned to Instagram and charged an 11-minute apology.
In the first few minutes, she acknowledged her “mistakes” and admitted she had uncertainties about making a joke to feel better. Therefore, when D’Andra Simmons called her eyes “squinty” during RHOD Season 2, she mistakenly made the video “poking fun of it”.
Redmond claimed there was another part of the Instagram story that told her followers to “keep up the good work”, and then she immediately took it with her and apologized.
After it resurfaced, Redmond admitted that she made a “bad decision” defending herself on Twitter, but it felt like it “conveniently surfaced as a distraction” from Locken’s controversial words.
For the last few minutes, Redmond explained that she had checked into a wellness center due to people teasing her so badly that she “didn’t feel like living.