The Real Housewives of Potomac star Gizelle Bryant is facing backlash for speaking of an antisemitic stereotype on Monday’s episode of the Reasonably Shady podcast.
Bryant, 52, was chatting with bestie and RHOP co-star Robyn Dixon and joked about how expensive the ticket prices were for rapper Drake’s upcoming concert, Page Six reported.
“And do you know who’s paying for that?” Bryant questioned.
“The Rubinsteins,” she said during the episode, using a primarily Jewish last name. “They are paying for their little child and their friends to go.”
Dixon, 44, laughed and replied, “Right.”
While the two co-hosts seemingly joked about the ticket prices, their listeners weren’t amused at the controversial comment about Jewish people. Sarah Galli, the tv host of the Bravo psych pod Andy’s Girls, shared the clip on her Instagram account on Wednesday.
“Connecting Jews with wealth may seem like a compliment to some, but it’s actually connected to an ugly and ignorant history of identifying Jews with money – and a positioning of Jews as greedy and amoral, and the scapegoat for financial instability – that began in the Middle Ages,” Galli said in the caption of the post.
“This is not kosher @gizellebryant and Robyn – please do better. 🙏🏻,” she added.
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Instagram users flocked to the comment section and condemned the two podcasters for the problematic comment.
“This is so offensive,” one user said.
“Reasonably Disrespectful AF! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. They need an actual producer and an EDITOR ASAP! Like right now. Cuz clearly THEY BOTH just say whatever. SMH,” another user exclaimed.
“There is not a single demographic she doesn’t say horribly stereotypical stuff about. Dizzy Gizzy,” another said.
One user pointed out that Bryant and Dixon have also said “anti-Black” things about high-profile Black celebrities.
“They’ve also said extremely anti-Black things in the past, check their episode about James Harden. And they don’t care. Bravo needs to have a hard line against bigoted speech in all forms…” the person wrote.
The reality star was slammed by fans last week for using a gay slur while referencing Jussie Smollett’s hate crime hoax conviction.
“What he did was, in case you guys don’t remember, was he staged a hate crime,” Bryant told Dixon. “So they were supposed to put a noose around his neck, they were supposed to call him ‘f****t or something … gay empire boy or something.”