Making amends. Sutton Stracke took to social media to publicly apologize to her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills costar Crystal Kung Minkoff, following their argument on the Wednesday, May 26, episode.
“Despite Crystal and my strained relationship at the time, it was disrespectful to interrupt her and not listen to her express her truth,” Stracke, 50, captioned a post via Instagram on Thursday, May 27. “My life is blessed by the variety of my relationships and I’m dedicated to change into a greater listener to perceive the painful realities skilled by folks of colour.
She concluded: “I am sorry. I will do better and be better.”
Minkoff, 35, responded in the future later within the feedback part and along with her personal publish.
“Thank you, Sutton. Your apology means a lot to me, and I’m sure it means a lot to many others with similar lived experiences,” the truth star wrote via Instagram on Friday, May 28. “Asian Americans are often expected not to share their opinions, but despite this stereotype, I believe that everyone deserves to be heard. I consciously re-wired myself to be outspoken and share my feelings whenever possible and I encourage my children to do the same.”
The Real Coco founder went on to share why she felt an obligation to communicate up within the first place.
“Now that my platform has grown, I feel I have a duty to speak up for others who don’t yet feel safe using their own voices. Listening to one another and validating our different experiences and perspectives are how we will all grow as individuals, and as a society,” she added. “Thank you for that commitment, Sutton.”
This public dialogue between the RHOBH costars comes after they engaged in a heated combat on the truth present. During the May 26 episode, Minkoff shared her opinion on Kyle Richards and Garcelle Beauvais discussing their previous points and the layered stereotyping that went unnoticed by the white solid member.
“As someone who’s not white, when it hits you from stereotypes it can be so painful that you can’t see anything else,” Minkoff defined.
Minkoff, who’s the primary Asian-American housewife on RHOBH, tried to elaborate about her personal experiences along with her associates however was interrupted by the Georgia native.
“Do you wanna talk about when I see dumbass rednecks on the TV and that’s supposed to be me?” Stracke exclaimed. “And that’s supposed to be me? I also have a stereotype but I don’t want to bring it up!”
The two argued about their factors of view about confronting stereotypes, with Minkoff responding to Stracke’s “insane” remark, asking, “Are you one of those people that you don’t see color? Tell me you’re not that girl.”
“Are you serious with me right now?” Stracke hit again within the remaining moments of the episode.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Bravo Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET.