Bravo’s Andy Cohen may have found the culprit in a physical brawl on "Real Housewives of Atlanta" that ended up with a criminal charge being filed against one of the show's stars and a harsh rebuke against the cable channel from a civil rights group.
TheWrap.com reports that Cohen is pointing the finger at the use of props on the "Real Housewives" reunion show where the conflict broke out. Both a scepter and a megaphone played a part in the episode, and some viewers argued that Kenya Moore provoked Porsha Williams into the fight not only with her language but with the use of the props.
Cohen followed up with an announcement on Twitter, writing, “It’s official — no more props at reunions.”
An arrest warrant was issued for Williams last week as a result of the attack, and she was charged with simple battery.
As previously reported, the brawl also raised concern from the civil rights group ColorOfChange.org, which claimed that the episode demonstrates a “pattern of violent, stereotypical portrayals of Black people across many of Bravo’s Black reality franchises.”