In a highly anticipated viewing of last nights RHOA Season 6 Reunion taping, many waited with bated breath to see the showdown between Kenya Moore and Porsha Williams.
As I stated in my review last night, there was provocation on both sides. I do not condone violence and am concerned with all of the “Kenya had it coming speech.”
Here’s Kenya’s statement:
During the taping of the Reunion Episode for the Real Housewives of Atlanta, I was violently attacked by Porsha Williams. The episode, which aired tonight, Sunday, April 20, 2014, was taped in front of an audience of over 50 people, which included cast, crew, guests and executives, who served as witnesses. I called 911 to report the incident. The Atlanta police conducted an independent investigation, which included viewing the raw footage of the incident. As a result, Porsha Williams was charged with battery. The authorities will decide her fate, not me.
There are many inflammatory statements made by cast members to and about each other particularly during the reunion tapings. Many have made untrue, denigrating, disparaging, and inflammatory statements against me in an attempt to provoke me, but I have never reacted in a violent way. My intellect and my brain are my most powerful weapons—not my fists. If people get so angry that they lose control and admittedly “black out” and resort to violence, those persons must be held responsible for their actions. Being a cast member on a reality show does not absolve people of their rights.
After being repeatedly attacked by an abusive boyfriend at the age of 17, if someone puts their hands on me, I will not just let it go. With that said, I sought self-defense training developed for the Israeli military. I’ve also been trained in weapons. I can take someone down in three moves. It took discipline for me not to respond in kind. As violent responses escalate, they can quickly result in severe injury or even death.
Being the second Black woman to be crowned Miss USA, there are little girls who look up to me. I would never want those girls, my nieces, or my future children to see me fighting anyone. That’s the lesson we should all want to send, especially to young people—that no matter how angry someone makes you feel by what they say to or about you, violence is never an option. #stoptheviolence
I have to say, this was very well-written and truly get’s to the root of the issue. Have we become desensitized to violence?
I’d have to say yes.
Porsha was absolutely wrong and should be held accountable for her actions.
I disagree with fellow cast mates assessment that she was provoked as if to excuse her behavior in some way.
Porsha, who really needed her mama with her during the taping, was no more or less provoked than Kenya. It’s unfortunate she lacked the maturity and or words to compete in such a drama-filled environment, but that doesn’t get her a pass in my book.
Animals are locked in cages or live in the wild for a reason.
I think Porsha has been an embarrassment to herself the entire season and wonder if she dropped to the floor kicking and screaming after seeing the Savannah footage?
Porsha must go, period!
Photo courtesy of Kenya Moore’s Instagram: @therealkenyamoore