If the stars of Real Housewives of New York City When we come to Las Vegas this weekend to celebrate BravoCon with the expected 30,000 fans, Ramona Singer will not be there. The 66-year-old was originally scheduled to appear, but her name disappeared from the BravoCon app on Tuesday, sources confirmed Page Six And The Hollywood Reporter that she had actually been removed from the lineup.
Singer’s last-minute firing came after she reportedly texted a Page Six journalist a racial slur earlier Tuesday, as part of a botched attempt to deny allegations of past racist behavior. These earlier allegations have been resurfaced and detailed in a bang Vanity Fair The story was published on Monday. One of the most explosive claims involved an instance in which she allegedly used the N-word in conversation with a black crew member during production RHONYis the 13th season in 2020 and 2021.
singer told Vanity Fair that she “never” said the N-word and that the crew member “misrepresented” the interaction. But the incident, along with a number of other official complaints about her behavior, sparked an internal investigation that ended “after nothing substantive was found,” Bravo said by the time.
The Page Six reporter reached out to Singer via text message and asked about the incident. In a screenshot of her response posted on the tabloid’s website, Singer attempts to defend herself by saying that she literally said “NWord” instead of the insult itself. She then writes down the sheet in an abbreviated form by typing the first three letters and ellipsis.
Vanity Fair also reported that Singer allegedly committed a series of microaggressions on set. After RHONYEboni K. Williams, the first black member of the cast, accused Luann de Lesseps of “white fragility.” Singer had a temper tantrum after Williams left the room. “This is why we didn’t need black people on the show,” she exclaimed, according to a source who was still with the show. “This will ruin our show.”
Singer told the magazine that this “absolutely” did not happen and that she had supported diversifying the show “long before Williams joined the cast.”
She also allegedly asked a black female employee not to change her hair because “there are so many of you now… I won’t be able to remember anyone’s names,” Singer recounted Vanity Fair that this remark was “solely a comment on my inability to remember names.”
Singer was an original cast member of RHONYwho starred in the series from 2008 to 2021 and can be seen in 2021 of the franchise Ultimate girls trip. She was scheduled to appear at BravoCon November 3-5 to help promote it Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: RHONY Legacywhose premiere is scheduled for December.