Reactions to The Real Housewives of Atlanta newbie LaToya Ali have been polarizing Ali is outspoken and sometimes abrasive, often rubbing her costars the wrong way. She’s gotten into verbal spats with fellow newcomer Drew Sidora regarding wigs and marriages. Many viewers also believe Ali is putting on for the cameras and doing a little too much in order to secure her position on the show.
Now, Ali is facing a new level of backlash. An old video from Ali’s popular YouTube channel has resurfaced in her trash-talking a former friend. Her comments have people in an uproar, accusing her of colorism.
“This girl is super ghetto. She has huge Donkey Kong lips,” she said in the video titled The Time I Beat Up My Best Friend. “Y’all just close your eyes. Just imagine a face with two pillowcases as lips. Now open your eyes. She wore single braids and every time she would swing her hair, a braid would fall out. You see that braid that’s just lingering around in your neighborhood, yea it’s probably hers.”
I watched one of l*t*ya for*v*r videos to see what her YT give and sis describes her ex “friend” like this what in the anti black hell pic.twitter.com/q5XYF3hHEH
— Kunty Karen (@VSecretions) February 8, 2021
Ali’s comments now have people digging into her remarks about Sidora’s wig, where she called her “Drew-isha,” seemingly adding the name an inference to Sidora also being ghetto.
Black Twitter is lighting Ali up as a result.
@AllAboutDaTea It appears Latoya from #RHOA has launched her apology tour for her disgusting colorist video. IMHO, she can keep it, and her ✂️sis can go somewhere and heal each other pic.twitter.com/RVRiAxSVs4
— #AccountabilityFirst (@QueenBee_71) February 12, 2021
Latoya thought she was gonna get cute w Falynn and miss mama gave her a good nice nasty read about herself and her colorist comments and now we get an apology, but only on twitter cause she can’t mess up the algorithm of her well manicured insta guuuuurrrllllll
— Bougie Banton ???? (@_KingNeek) February 12, 2021
So apparently there’s a video of LaToya Forever making a colorist comment about a Black woman’s lips and comparing them to Donkey Kong.
I can’t say I’m surprised.
— TheKingofReads (@TheKingofReads) February 11, 2021
After the video resurfaced, Ali issued an apology:
— LATOYA FOREVER (@latoyaforever) February 12, 2021