‘Real Housewives Of Dallas’ Star Brandi Redmond In Tears As She Reflects On Life Following Racism Allegations

Source: shutterstock

Jan. 19 2020, Published 6:09 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

Brandi Redmond is setting the record straight following the release of an offensive video. The Real Housewives of Dallas star, 41, got candid about her health after checking into a wellness center earlier this month. This came after  a racially insensitive video resurfaced in which the reality star impersonated an Asian woman.

Article continues below advertisement
Brandi Redmond
Source: INSTARImages

In the 11-minute video posted on Instagram on Friday, January 17, the Bravo star detailed the controversy that surrounded the offensive video and explained why she got professional help. “I did this video—it was essentially four years ago and it was in reference to a scene on season 2  of RHOD where the ladies were talking about my feature—in particular, my squinty eyes,” the reality star explained.

rhod brandi redmond relationship estranged grandma long
Source: Bravo TV

Brandi continued, “Once again, that’s something I have been insecure about, so I made a video poking fun at myself. I immediately took the post down and posted a public apology. Someone maliciously recorded it off a device and saved it for this many years … and it resurfaced. I made a poor decision of being angry and trying to defend in the moment what was wrong and insensitive.” She added, “Once again, I’m sorry.”

Article continues below advertisement
rhod brandi redmond relationship estranged grandma 07
Source: Getty

The Bravo star went on to reveal that the experience was “life-changing.” “I do have my smile back. I want you all to know that I love you. I love life. I can’t wait to wake up and nurture my family and most importantly myself.”

rhod brandi redmond relationship estranged grandma 05
Source: Getty
Brandi Redmond

Brandi continued, “I have peace in my heart knowing God is always with me, he knows my intentions in my heart. I want to live honestly with kindness and appreciation for all mankind. Nobody is perfect and I needed to know I accept and love myself and if I make others laugh that is just a bonus.”

Article continues below advertisement
Brandi redmond
Source: INSTARImages

The mother of three claimed that the backlash she received after the video’s release “became a campaign for hate and bullying.” “I just want you all to understand how I ended up getting help and why I ended up getting help,” Brandi tearfully explained. “I felt so much shame. I felt bullied. I didn’t feel like living anymore.”

rhod brandi redmond relationship estranged grandma 04
Source: Getty

The reality star added, “I went to this deep, dark depression. I couldn’t eat, sleep. I wasn’t taking care of myself, my family or my responsibilities. Every time I would see something negative, I would start throwing up. I didn’t feel like life was worth living.”

rhod brandi redmond relationship estranged grandma 03
Source: Getty

In the clip, which was first recorded in 2017, Brandi appeared to mock an Asian accent while addressing her squinty eyes. “They ask me what Asian I am because my eyes, they squinty,” the reality star said laughing alongside her daughters. The Bravo star received backlash from several members of the Asian community in regard to the controversial video.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line


Want OK! each day? Sign up here!

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2023 OK!. A DIVISION OF EMPIRE MEDIA GROUP HOLDINGS LLC. OK! is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.