Gizelle Bryant of “The Real Housewives of Potomac” was criticized by fans for asking her co-stars not to speak Spanish around her on “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip” in Thailand. Bryant called out Marysol Patton and Alexia Nepola for speaking “Spanglish” during the show, stating that she didn’t want to feel left out. Many fans took to social media to express their upset over Bryant’s comments, calling her a “Karen” and accusing her of discrimination against Latinos.
Gizelle Bryant, a cast member on “Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip,” has been criticized by viewers for asking her co-stars not to speak Spanish around her.
The third season of the “Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip” premiered on Thursday, November 18, and it has already caused controversy. Gizelle Bryant, a cast member from “The Real Housewives of Potomac,” is being criticized by fans for being a “Karen” after she requested that two of her co-stars, Marysol Patton and Alexia Nepola, not speak Spanish in her presence.
During the group dinner, when Patton and Nepola were conversing in Spanish, Bryant interrupted them by stating that she has a strict rule that “no Spanish” is allowed. The Miami-based ladies informed Bryant that they tend to speak “Spanglish” and may not realize they are doing so. Bryant responded, “I just don’t want to feel left out.”
The comment sparked intense backlash on social media, with viewers calling her out for discriminatory behavior. Multiple fans referred to her as a “Karen” for attempting to silence her co-stars’ language, which is a term that has become synonymous with white women who try to exert power and control over people of color.
The language controversy has overshadowed the show’s main focus, which is eight housewives from different cities (Miami, Potomac, New York, and Salt Lake City) bonding during a trip to Thailand. New episodes of “The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip” are available to stream on Peacock every Thursday.
This incident has also raised discussions about cultural insensitivity and ignorance towards diverse languages and communities in entertainment shows. It is essential to acknowledge and respect all languages and cultures equally.