During Sunday’s episode, Kenya’s Real Housewives of Atlanta co-stars also noted her costume.
“Kenya’s Native American costume is super problematic but I ain’t trying to ruffle no feathers for this girls trip,” Drew Sidora said during her confessional. “It feels like I’m always the only one that sees the issues with Kenya Moore’s decisions.”
The White Chicks actress later tweeted, “Stop Culture Appropriation Periodt.”
Porsha Williams also commented on the Bravolebrity’s outfit during her confessional, saying, “Kenya is a Native American warrior. I thought we weren’t doing that no more. Like, I knew that this girl was crazy, but add lame to the list, add whack to the list.”
On the series’ after-show special, which was shared on YouTube on March 22, LaToya Ali explained that she “couldn’t take Kenya seriously” when they got into a heated conversation during the party because Kenya was “in an Indian-chief costume…Isn’t that called cultural appropriation?”
“I don’t think she was wearing the costume to mock anyone,” Kandi Burruss added. “I think she thought it was a beautiful costume because it’s the sign of a leader—a chief is someone to look up to, not to be made fun of. I don’t think she was doing it as a joke to be mean or anything.”