Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Racism Toward Cast Member Joyce Giraud?

Real Housewives of Beverly HillsReal Housewives of Beverly Hills is known for its stunningly beautiful cast of women, with their California sun-kissed or spray-on tans, Louboutin heels, Chanel handbags, well-manicured hands, amazingly well-kept figures, Bentleys and Mazaratis, and their plush, lavish homes sitting high on hills looking down upon the city of Beverly Hills. As many of the other Real Housewives shows have reportedly been struggling to keep up with Joneses, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are believed by many to be the wealthiest of all the Real Housewives. But did the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast show racism toward new cast member Joyce Giraud?

Much of the public was happy to see Giraud added to the Beverly Hills cast. The strikingly beautiful two-time winner of the Miss Puerto Rico title, she is successful in her own right and highly educated. She has reportedly tried to blend in with the other cast members, but her warm gestures have not been welcomed, leading many fans to question if some of the Beverly Hills cast members are displaying a touch of racism. Giraud reported to TMZ that she might not be asked to return to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills because she simply was not accepted b y the cast.

Reportedly, mega star Lady Gaga shot a music video for her hit, G.U.Y., requesting the glamorous Beverly Hills beauties, along with their creator Andy Cohen (ironically playing the role of God), to make a cameo appearance. Most would jump at the opportunity to be featured in a production with one of the top music artists in the world, and many fans wondered why Giraud was missing from the music video. It is reported that Lady Gaga requested all of the cast to be a part of her project, but Giraud turned down the pop star’s offer. Word is that Giraud turned down Lady Gaga because of the harsh treatment she received from the cast during the filming of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion.

The episode that sent many fans into a rant and setting social media on fire was when cast member Brandi Glanville pressured Giraud to get into a swimming pool during a Palm Springs getaway hosted by Giraud. Giraud kindly responded that she did not want to get into the pool because she never learned how to swim. Glanville taunted her, “You’re a Black person!” Glanville, known by many for her vulgarity and classless behavior, tried to back track, realizing she was not among just her personal friends in the privacy of her own home at the kitchen table. This would eventually air before millions of viewers that included African Americans. Glanville explained that many of her Black “friends” do not swim because they fear getting their weaves wet. As the foot went deeper into Glanville’s mouth, Giraud became offended and hurt, but remained a composed and gracious host to the other women.

During this infamous trip and throughout the season, Glanville repeatedly disrespected Giraud by calling her the wrong name, explaining that the name of Joyce seemed to belong to a “big, fat pig.” Fellow castmates, Dutch model Yolanda Foster and South African self-proclaimed witch Carlton Gebbia, reportedly joined Glanville in the alienation and unwarranted attacks against the Latina beauty queen, giving many of the show’s fans no choice but to raise the question whether these women were exhibiting racism.

It is believed that when someone has to say, “I am not a racist,” nine times out of 10 this individual has possibly displayed the behavior of a racist. Giraud, reportedly the first minority cast member on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, is no stranger to racism. Giraud told her castmates she is proud to be Puerto Rican, and educated Glanville, Foster and Gebbia that her Puerto Rican heritage is made up of African, Indian, and Spanish blood. Glanville responded that her ex-husband Eddie Cibrian is Cuban, so she could not possibly be racist. Much of the public question whether Glanville’s ignorance and out-of-control, drunken behavior are what eventually drove Cibrian into the arms of country star LeAnn Rimes. Foster’s explanation of her questionable demeaning and devaluing behavior toward Giraud is possibly due to her battle with Lyme disease. Many believe Gebbia continued to be disrespectful by ordering Giraud to shut up while she was defending herself during the reunion show.

Giraud reported that it would not be a bad thing if she gets dumped from the show. She might possibly be the one to tell Bravo this is not her idea of strong, powerful women. For Giraud, some of her castmates are like mean high school girls displaying the behavior of racists who lucked upon wealthy men. Giraud, proud to say, had success and her own money before becoming a housewife in Beverly Hills. Though some of the other castmates welcomed Giraud with open arms, others refused to accept her for reasons unknown.

As much as she has tried to extend the olive branch in response to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills racism toward her, Joyce Giraud’s days on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills may be numbered. In Hollywood, those who are skilled at the game of cutting throats tend to survive. Giraud, apparently, is not willing to play.

Editorial by Meleika Gardner

US Weekly

18 Responses to "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Racism Toward Cast Member Joyce Giraud?"

  1. Jose guiterrez   June 10, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    Joyce is an idiot. These ladies just do not like her -not because of the color of her skin -but simply because she is annoying as hell! Even if she was white with blond hair she still would be annoying and the ladies would not like her – quit using racism as an excuse for everything OK – this lady was fired because she was an annoying little troll that brought no entertainment to the show. She walked around screaming racism and bullying because she constantly sees herself as a victim and she used the hot topics of the world right now (racism and bullying) as a way to incite others to hate and get revenge on the costars that fought with her. Personally, I think Bravo executives realized her tactics and cut her from the show before she starting saying they were all racist bullies too by not giving her enough air time, or siding with so and so, or shooting her from the wrong angle whatever. Joyce is no victim of racism or bullying. She is a very wealthy, educated woman that lives a blessed and privileged life. She was not fired because of the color of her skin and she was not bullied by her costars. She needs to get a grip on her ego if she claims that she was fired or disliked for those reasons. News flash! Sometimes people just do not like you because they just don’t grow up and deal with it quit blaming it on its because of the color of my skin – no its not its just you!

  2. GINA ISAACS   April 17, 2014 at 4:04 pm

    Joyce is very beatiful, so i am sure that jealously plays a part in it buttttt if she refers to her husbands pee pee one more time im going to throw up. Is he telling her to say that?

  3. Gigi Ebner   March 28, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    I’m a big fan of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills but this time I’m so disappointed with bravo to allow Brandi name calling Joyce. FYI. Name calling is bullying Brandi you should know that by now. And to continue your behavior justify you as bully and a racist. To Carlton I don’t understand why she does not like Joyce. Is it because Joyce look like an every inch of a beautiful woman and Carton look like a man. And by saying you want only beautiful people around your kids is racist. duh!

  4. Suzanna Muñoz   March 27, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Pah-lease don’t play the race card! First the cast, then Lady GaGa….there’s a trend going on and it’s not racism! She’s annoying as hell! I’d rather Adrienne return than to have to watch Yoyce another season!

  5. Angela   March 25, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Insteqd of buying that next case of wine, Brandi, you need to buy a filter for your brain/mouth. You think it’s admirable to say exactly what you feel not caring how dispicably harmful your mouth can be. She needs to goA

  6. gessiewtf   March 25, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Let’s not forget that when Brandi had nothing to make fun of Joyce for, because she was a respectful, joyful, lovely, woman she went right for her ethnicity as a way to insult her. I was shaking with anger when she called her Hoy-say. And Hoy-cita. To me that was the most racist thing of all. Brandi is a racist. She just sat there and was violently told to shut up by multiple people. And I do believe that the rest of the cast was upset that she didn’t play to the stupid stereotype of a Latina woman on t.v. (Modern family) She was articulate, cultured and educated. And I’m not sure Bravo or the cast expected that or liked that.

  7. jascinth   March 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Every one knows by now Brandi is garbage.I like carlton butshe is waired.Joyce is s nice person but needs to shut up sometime.Kim is fairy dust.but very rude to lisa and her husband .because they are so decent and wont put her in her for yolanda.trying to become leader of the pack.she is so jealous of lisa.and she lies a lot and tries to cover it up with her illness .and what with all this crying from Kim about her daughter going off to college.and getting mad at Ken.because he said she missed a few parties.Ken didn’t give you the bottles .and he is not at fault for you not being there for your kids.and Yolanda she came to US at nineteen with fifty dollars.what she should be crying about is her teenage daughter posing nude..

  8. gessiewtf   March 25, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Excellent essay. Let’s hope Bravo gets wind of it. All of you tweeters out there.

  9. Fed Up   March 25, 2014 at 8:28 am

    How can a 41 year old woman think the remark was no big deal. After making the remark the next day the PR team stepped in and had get film with a “black best friend” she later went a date with a black man who she made sure to say on the reunion that she did not sleep with. Racists much? I’m sure the black guy was the only dude ever to go in a date with this trashbag.

  10. Mary Smith   March 25, 2014 at 5:29 am

    I ‘m not sure it had anything to do with racism, I think it just had to do with the green old monster JEALOUSY. She is a beautiful woman, thin, and happy. They just can’t handle that. Carlton is just nasty, not only personality wise but even her lifestyle with all the innuendos towards her nanny and Brandi. Brandi is just a major mess.

  11. Lovelaughs33   March 25, 2014 at 4:01 am

    Thank you for this article. I never quite understood the hostility and disrespect against the continually gracious Joyce, but this makes a lot of sense. Aside from being a racial minority, Joyce was also very beautiful, which seemed to trigger their jealousy even more. She was definitely not given a fair chance.

  12. Su   March 25, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Joyce is a true lady along with Lisa….Brandi’s behaviour has been beyond ridiculous, and appears to not know how to behave in public.

    • Debbie   March 25, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Lisa is NOT a true lady! She laughed the LOUDEST when Brandi said “Joyce sounded like a fat pig”! Kyle was the ONLY lady that showed Joyce respect!

  13. jennifer   March 25, 2014 at 1:19 am

    Omg they Yolanda n Brandi racist and the biggest one is vanderpump and Carlton has hater issues there’s no reason to dislike kyle… I think is real bad on bravotv part to even allow such rasium because if we get technical Joyce don’t need papers to be in americashe is a lovely lady successful business women with 3+ miss universe pagent on her belt none of those women can even come close to her level.. BravoTV need to change that cause I am getting very offend me being a proud Latina from puerto rico

    • Miranda   March 25, 2014 at 10:10 am

      I really tried watching the Reunion but the way the ladies treated Joyce made it very uncomfortable. Especially someone like Yolanda who preaches on doing the right thing yet it was very low of her to use Lyme disease as an excuse for how she behaved towards Joyce. And then Brandi’s remark about Joyce dressing up as a figure skater for lack of a defensible comeback and Carlton’s background snickering is just incredibly juvenile. Joyce had always been very sweet throughout the season so I don’t know what would bring on such an onslaught of alienation from the rest of the cast. I truly believe there were some form of racism against Joyce that was going on. Bottom line the entire casts of beverly hills just need to disappear completely.

  14. Julie   March 25, 2014 at 12:06 am

    I wish they would fire Brandi, Carlton, and Yolanda. Those three have ruined the show.

    • Melissa Coelho   March 25, 2014 at 7:07 am

      I will absolutely second that! The sooner the better.

  15. ver   March 25, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Im so happy Joyce so beautiful told Brandy her thruth, and she CANT handle it, but yet Yolanda hits and hits and nobody should care. they are both FAKE. Kyle please dont fall for it, dont you see the pattern Brandy will stab you in the back. and Carlton. Just garbage. fake fake fake. How can this 3 be on this show?


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