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Kenya Moore’s offensive Native American Halloween costume ‘edited out’ of RHOA episode by Bravo

Kenya Moore’s offensive Native American Halloween costume ‘edited out’ of RHOA episode by Bravo … after she apologized for the ‘disrespectful and insensitive’ headdress

Bravo has cleaned up Kenya Moore’s recent cultural faux pas.

The network reworked a previously aired episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta that featured the 50-year-old wearing a Native American costume, complete with a feathered headdress, and edited out most of the offensive moment.

Kenya caught major backlash on social media for the cultural appropriation and a spokesperson for Bravo confirmed that the episode was re-edited after it aired in March, Variety reported on Friday.

Clean up: Bravo has re-edited a previously aired episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta that featured Kenya Moore wearing a Native American costume and removed most of the offensive moment, Variety reported Friday

The episode, which dubbed Kenya’s costume ‘warrior princess’, was reportedly re-edited not long after it aired and Kenya is now ‘shown only minimally’. 

‘The new version of the episode is available on BravoTV.com, the Bravo app and on VOD.’ Variety revealed.

In March, Moore was called out by both her co-stars and viewers after going to a Halloween soiree dressed as an indigenous person.

During a tense episode, her fellow Housewives were quick to call out Kenya about the tasteless costume and then social media slammed the reality star for her insensitive choice. 

Hot water: Kenya caught major backlash on social media for the cultural appropriation and a spokesperson for Bravo confirmed that the episode was re-edited after it aired in March

Hot water: Kenya caught major backlash on social media for the cultural appropriation and a spokesperson for Bravo confirmed that the episode was re-edited after it aired in March

Re-writing history: Kenya is now 'shown only minimally' in the episode that is available on BravoTV.com, the Bravo app and on VOD

Re-writing history: Kenya is now ‘shown only minimally’ in the episode that is available on BravoTV.com, the Bravo app and on VOD

On the night of the event Kenya described her costume as a ‘warrior princess’.

However, between the full feathered headdress and the fact that the show wrote ‘Native American’ on the screen, people were clearly not buying it.

Fellow Housewife Drew Sidora made a crack about the ensemble during her confessional.

‘Kenya’s Native American costume is super problematic but I ain’t trying to ruffle no feathers for this girls trip,’ she said. ‘It seems like I’m the only one who sees the issues with Kenya Moore’s decisions.’

Cultural appropriation: On the night of the event Kenya described her costume as a 'warrior princess' but between the full feathered headdress and the fact that the show wrote 'Native American' on the screen, people didn't buy it

Cultural appropriation: On the night of the event Kenya described her costume as a ‘warrior princess’ but between the full feathered headdress and the fact that the show wrote ‘Native American’ on the screen, people didn’t buy it

Calling her out: Fellow Housewife Drew Sidora made a crack about the ensemble during her confessional and several people dubbed the cultural appropriation 'disgusting' on social media

Calling her out: Fellow Housewife Drew Sidora made a crack about the ensemble during her confessional and several people dubbed the cultural appropriation ‘disgusting’ on social media

Drew was decidedly not the only person in the group to take umbrage with Kenya’s costume as Porsha Williams also made her distaste known during the part.

‘Kenya is a Native American warrior,’ she quipped. ‘I thought we weren’t doing that no more. I knew that this girl was crazy, but add lame to the list, add whack to the list.’

On social media, users wasted no time in calling Kenya out for her cultural appropriation and the mother of one actually jumped in to defend herself at one point.

Several people dubbed the cultural appropriation ‘disgusting’.

 

So sorry: After the backlash, Moore took to Twitter to make her mea culpa with the public

So sorry: After the backlash, Moore took to Twitter to make her mea culpa with the public

After the backlash, Moore took to Twitter to make her mea culpa with the public: ‘I want to sincerely apologize for inappropriately wearing the Native American headdress as a costume.’ 

‘I now realize that this was both disrespectful and insensitive and would never have done it if I had that knowledge and understanding beforehand. I regret it. When you know better, you do better. I am genuinely sorry.’ 

Bravo also issued and apology at the time and Kenya said sorry again during the reunion special.

Apologies: Bravo also issued and apology at the time and Kenya said sorry again during the reunion special (L-R Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, Porsha Williams, Drew Sidora, Kandi Burruss)

Apologies: Bravo also issued and apology at the time and Kenya said sorry again during the reunion special (L-R Cynthia Bailey, Kenya Moore, Porsha Williams, Drew Sidora, Kandi Burruss)

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