‘Southern Charm’: Landon Clements Says Kathryn Dennis Is Not Racist and Was Set Up

by Jeremy Spirogis
Whitney Sudler-Smith, Landon Clements, Thomas Ravenel, Craig Conover, Jennifer Snowden, Kathryn Dennis Calhoun, William Shepard Rose III

Despite being at odds with Kathryn Dennis throughout her final season of Southern Charm, Landon Clements says Dennis is just not racist and shares why she believes the monkey emoji Dennis tweeted to a neighborhood radio host was not supposed as a racial slur.

Whitney Sudler-Smith, Landon Clements, Thomas Ravenel, Craig Conover, Jennifer Snowden, Kathryn Dennis Calhoun, William Shepard Rose III
Whitney Sudler-Smith, Landon Clements, Thomas Ravenel, Craig Conover, Jennifer Snowden, Kathryn Dennis Calhoun, William Shepard Rose III | Brianna Stello/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank

“I think what Kathryn did and the only reason she was let off the hook is because when she did do that monkey emoji, the person that she was writing back to, she didn’t know who she was writing to,” Clements mentioned on The Behind the Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast.

Dennis obtained right into a social media dispute with Black radio host and activist Mika Gadsden over a Donald Trump boat parade. Local companies have been backing the parade and Gadsden had a difficulty with the help. Dennis and Gadsden went forwards and backwards on social media with Dennis together with a monkey emoji in one in every of her messages.

Landon Clements doesn’t suppose Kathryn Dennis knew who she was combating

Clements, who had her personal points with Dennis, doesn’t suppose Dennis knew Gadsden or that she was Black.

“So she didn’t know if that was a person of color or not or what,” Clements mentioned. “And so I think that’s the only reason she’s off the hook. I also really don’t think that Kathryn meant that as a racial slur, you know, very rarely will I go to bat for Kathryn. But in this instance I will, I don’t think that she meant like, I don’t even want it. Like you’re a monkey. Like I don’t think that thought ever crossed her mind.”

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“She’s not [racist],” Clements continued. “I mean, as you see now she has an African-American boyfriend or I don’t know whatever, but I don’t think that she meant that monkey emoji to intentionally hurt someone of color,” Clements added. “I do not. When Bravo and their lawyers or whatever really looked at it, they didn’t see it.”

Landon Clements thought Kathryn Dennis was arrange

“Did it hurt people’s feelings? Yes,” Clements remarked. ” I feel [Gadsden] sort of set Kathryn up just a little bit. Cause it’s like if you’re a journalist or you’re this, why would you not overtly be like, ‘Hey, I am in the public eye as well.’ And what she did as a journalist, I believed was very shady and never good journalism.”

While Clements thought Dennis mustn’t have been fired, she agreed with Stassi Schroeder’s termination from Vanderpump Rules.

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“When I looked at all of this, but the stuff that Stassi, but I saw what they, like, I just kind of read this in headlines,” she mentioned. “I wasn’t aware about any of this info, like behind scenes or something, however what they did to
that woman was saying that she was the one which like stole stuff or no matter. That actually was like racial profiling. And I believed that that was actually imply, and I do know Stassi is associates with loads of the Southern Charm individuals
I’ve solely met her as soon as, like in passing at a celebration in LA. And, however what they did was actually hurtful and imply.”

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