Gizelle Bryant Of “The Real Housewives Of Potomac” Said A Gay Slur On Her Podcast And People Had Thoughts

April 4, 2023 / Posted by:

Gizelle Bryant is an OG of The Real Housewives of Potomac who’s probably been able to hold on for so long based on her occasional shady one-liners, her peen-passing pastor ex-husband, her deliciously tragic fashion and home design choices, and her drama-provoking friendship with cast mate, Robyn Dixon. The two ladies also have a podcast together called Reasonably Shady. Robyn pissed off Bravo fans and Andy Cohen by talking about her cheating husband debacle on it and directing listeners to pay for more details, and she and Gizelle both pissed off “Slim Shady” Eminem himself by trying to capitalize on the word “shady.” But now, Gizelle’s recent full use of the gay f-slur when discussing the Jussie Smollet fake hate crime mess has kicked up some controversy.

According to Page Six, Gizelle–who’s also currently appearing on Peacock’s Ultimate Girls Trip Thailand– and Robyn were discussing a new documentary about the Jussie Smollet case. While Gizelle was outlining what Jussie allegedly told his fake hate crime attackers to call him, she said the whooole gay slur, though kind of slowly and unconvincingly hesitantly and like it was the first time she’s ever encountered that word.

During Monday’s episode of their “Reasonably Shady,” Bryant was talking to co-host Robyn Dixon about a Fox Nation documentary she had just seen that discussed the Jussie Smollet hate crime hoax.

The five-episode documentary — which was released on March 13, 2023 — discussed the 2019 alleged attack on the “Empire” actor, who claimed he was physically assaulted by two people who called him racial and gay slurs.

“What he did was, in case you guys don’t remember, was he staged a hate crime,” Bryant explained. “So they were supposed to put a noose around his neck, they were supposed to call him ‘f—got’ or something … gay empire boy or something.” 

Add “watching anything on Fox Nation” to her list of transgressions. After Gizelle said that word, Robyn kind of deeply exhaled, maybe in disappointment at Gizelle saying it, but also maybe just because Robyn was sleepy (that’s like her whole personality). Gizelle then tried to clarify that she said it because those were JUSSIE’S words.

Her word choice seemed to catch Dixon, who is also her “Real Housewives of Potomac” co-star and best friend, by surprise, as she could be heard letting out a long sigh.

“They were supposed to scream that,” Bryant, 52, tried to rectify after noticing Dixon’s reaction. “These were the words that Jussie gave the trainers to do.”

Here’s the uncensored moment:

Lots of people were perplexed by her delivery; some said it was fine because it was relevant to the story, and some were disgusted:

Gizelle has yet to respond to the flap. I find it hard to believe that the ex-wife of the pastor of a megachurch is ignorant of the gravity and pronunciation of that word, but maybe she mistook it for Spanish, which is against her rules!


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