After finding herself in the middle of another racism scandal, Real Housewives of New York City star Ramona Singer has been axed from this year’s BravoCon lineup.
The RHONY alum was slated to attend the upcoming three-day event this weekend in Las Vegas. However, Page Six confirmed on Tuesday, Oct. 31, that the reality star’s name was removed from the BravoCon app and she will no longer be attending the festival. Sources also told Variety she was dropped from the gathering.
This comes shortly after Singer’s resurfaced racism allegations were published in a Monday exposé by Vanity Fair. The article alleges she used the N-word during a conversation with a Black crew member while working on season 13 of the series, although a Bravo investigation into these claims was found to be “inconclusive.”
When asked about the claim by Vanity Fair, Singer denied using the slur.
In a comment to Page Six, Singer doubled down on her defense and used a version of the slur in the process. In a screenshot of an alleged text conversation between Singer and a Page Six reporter, the reality star uses an abbreviated form of the word, writing: “And the word I used was ‘NWord’ Not n–g….”
Vanity Fair‘s story included interviews with Eboni K. Williams — the first Black cast member on RHONY — along with others who worked on the show.
In the article, Williams recalled attending an anti-racism education session with Singer, which took place before filming season 13. The meeting included lessons on microaggressions, harmful stereotypes about the Black community, and avoiding offensive language.
During the meeting, one of the examples discussed was the trope that Black fathers are not present for their children. “What if they don’t have a father? Why can’t I say that?” Singer said, according to Williams. “Most of them don’t.”
When asked about her comment, Singer told Vanity Fair, “I asked a question about a statistic I had read about single-parent households, where children with single-parent households were statistically less likely to succeed than two-parent households.”
Singer is also accused of complaining that adding a Black cast member to the series would “ruin our show.” The alleged comment came after she filmed a scene with Williams and fellow RHONY alum Luann de Lesseps, where de Lesseps criticized Williams for using sexual language.
“I don’t like the way you talk,” she told Williams, to which Williams replied, “Your white fragility is killing me right now.”
After she explained the term, Singer and de Lesseps grew visibly upset. De Lesseps called Williams an “angry woman,” which Williams understood to mean an angry Black woman. “I never referred to your color,” de Lesseps said. Williams left, and the scene ended there.
However, according to one of the people who stayed behind after Williams left, Singer “slammed her hands on the table” and went on to say, “This is why we didn’t need Black people on the show… This is gonna ruin our show.”
Singer denied ever saying this, claiming to Vanity Fair, “In fact, I supported adding diverse cast members well before Eboni was added.”