Friday, April 6, 2018

Luann de Lesseps Apologizes for Her Diana Ross Costume, Denies Doing Blackface



People.com:
Luann de Lesseps did not intend to offend anybody with her Halloween costume.

The Real Housewives of New York City star, 52, appeared at fellow Housewife Dorinda Medley‘s Halloween bash back in October dressed as Diana Ross — complete with a ’70s-inspired white halter-top jumpsuit and oversized black afro.

But viewers of Wednesday’s season 10 premiere, which featured de Lesseps in the costume, were quick to criticize what appeared to be her darkened skin tone. “Luann’s costume is so disrespectful,” noted costar Carole Radziwill in the episode. “I think she’s tone-deaf when it comes to cultural stereotypes.”

De Lesseps addressed their concerns later that night during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.
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