The Bravo network has faced a storm of controversy following an unfortunate incident involving Ramona Singer, a former star of “The Real Housewives of New York City”. As of Tuesday afternoon, Singer has been officially pulled from the attendee list for the upcoming BravoCon event.
This development comes in the wake of allegations and a subsequent text exchange that saw the celebrity using a racial slur. Singer, who is also set to appear on Peacock’s “Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: RHONY Legacy,” found herself in hot water following a probing inquiry from a Page Six reporter.
The reporter’s questions stemmed from a recent Vanity Fair investigative piece on Bravo and “The Real Housewives” franchise. The article highlighted an accusation against Singer, alleging she used the N-word in the presence of a “RHONY” crew member, prompting an internal investigation.
In her text conversation with Page Six, Singer initially denied uttering the racial slur but proceeded to abbreviate it. Consequently, the fallout from this exchange has led to her exclusion from BravoCon, a three-day extravaganza set to unfold in Las Vegas from November 3-5.
Her name has already been scrubbed from the event’s official app, indicating a swift response from the network.
Past Racism Controversies
This is not the first time Singer has been embroiled in a racism scandal. Back in November 2021, Variety reported on an investigation into Singer’s alleged racist remarks during the filming of “RHONY” Season 13.
That season was notable for introducing Eboni K. Williams as the franchise’s first Black cast member. However, the season’s tumultuous atmosphere and lackluster ratings led Bravo to reimagine “The Real Housewives of New York City,” splitting it into two distinct series.
One featured a fresh cast and premiered over the summer to positive reception, while the other, dubbed the “Legacy” series, reunited familiar faces from the show’s 13-season run. Despite her controversial past and the role she played in tarnishing the “RHONY” brand, Singer secured a spot on the “Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: RHONY Legacy” roster.
She will star alongside Luann de Lesseps, Dorinda Medley, Sonja Morgan, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, and Kristen Taekman. The “Legacy” series, conceived as a shorter “Ultimate Girls Trip” spin-off due to challenging financial negotiations with past “RHONY” cast members, is slated for a December premiere, though the exact date remains under wraps.
With BravoCon yet to commence, the event has already become a hotbed of drama, highlighting the network’s ongoing challenges in navigating the complex landscape of reality television and celebrity controversies.