Ramona Singer removed from BravoCon after allegedly using racial slur

Ramona Singer removed from BravoCon after using a racial slur
Credit: Ramona Singer Instagram

Lately, the former ‘RHONY’ star has been getting a lot of attention, but it has all been for the wrong reasons, as BravoCon organizers have decided to remove her from the highly anticipated three-day convention event. 

The controversy stems from recently surfaced text messages in which Singer is alleged to have used a racial slur, causing a major uproar all over social media. Known for her role on the hit reality series “The Real Housewives of New York City,” Singer has been a prominent figure in the entertainment industry for years as she has starred in the first 13 seasons from 2008 to 2021. 

However, this latest scandal has tainted and put a major risk at her reputation and career, which she has built over the years. As a direct result of her conduct, it has been officially announced that she will no longer be attending BravoCon.

If you recall, Singer was mentioned in a Vanity Fair exposé about the cable network and was accused of using the N-word, which was part of a complaint filed within Shed Media, Warner Bros. Discovery, Bravo, and NBCUniversal. When Page Six reached out to the reality TV personality for comment, she clarified via text messages that she didn’t say the actual N-word but literally replied with the “N-word.”

In the screenshot shared by the outlet, it’s clear that Singer then proceeded to partially write the actual N-word as she attempted to defend herself but ended up using a version of the slur once again. 

This was part of the reason why Bravo decided to quickly reboot RHONY with an all-new set of housewives to represent the Big Apple. In November 2021, Variety also reported that Singer had been investigated for making racist remarks during the filming of Season 13 of “RHONY,” which featured Eboni K. Williams as the show’s first Black cast member. Williams, who was interviewed by Vanity Fair for the same exposé, claimed Singer had made other offensive comments in the past.

Williams contended Singer said “most” black people don’t have fathers present in their lives while participating in training with two racial justice representatives, a publicist from Bravo and a communications expert from NBCUniversal. To add more fuel to the fire, “RHONY” alum Leah McSweeney, who was also interviewed for the exposé, corroborated Williams’ account.

To this, Singer tried to clarify her remark on Vanity Fair: “The training included ‘open dialogue.’ In that spirit, 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.”

Due to these remarks being made behind the scenes, the report also states that this became a constant reason why the season turned out to be so toxic and unpleasant and drew such poor ratings. This eventually led Bravo to split “The Real Housewives of New York City ” into two different shows.

One show premiered earlier this year, and the former RHONY stars were made part of The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip: RHONY Legacy, which is set to premiere in December on Peacock with cast members from the show’s 13 previous seasons. The cast of her co-stars, which includes de Lesseps, Morgan, Medley, Kelly Bensimon, and Kristen Taekman, is set to be part of a panel during BravoCon to promote the show, as it will now not include Singer.

BravoCon is going to take place this week, starting on Friday, November 3, 2023, through Sunday, November 5, 2023, in Las Vegas. Over 160 Bravolebrities have been announced for the three-day event, which will give fans an up-close look at their favorite performers.