Real Housewives of Dallas: LeeAnne Locken’s comments have caught up with her

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS -- "My Big Fat Dallas Wedding" Episode 410 -- Pictured: LeeAnne Locken -- (Photo by: Peter Larsen/Bravo)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF DALLAS -- "My Big Fat Dallas Wedding" Episode 410 -- Pictured: LeeAnne Locken -- (Photo by: Peter Larsen/Bravo) /

The Real Housewives of Dallas wrapped up season four last night, and LeeAnne was at the forefront of all of the discussions.

If you’ve been watching The Real Housewives of Dallas since the start, you might have noticed some things about LeeAnne Locken’s past that just don’t add up.  Every time there is an argument about something, LeeAnne offers an anecdote about her childhood that insinuates she deserves sympathy because of XYZ that happened to her.

Of course, no one deserves abuse of any kind, LeeAnne is not exempt from that.  But she uses her childhood as an excuse to behave in a certain way.  She claims that she was raised by a family with Mexican heritage, so she has free use of calling people “Mexican,” and it won’t be derogatory.  But it is derogatory.      Calling someone a “chirpy Mexican,” and a “big, strong Mexican,” is racist.   

Kameron Westcott has recognized that part of LeeAnne’s behavior was in fear of losing Kameron as a friend.  Especially losing Kameron as a friend to Kary Brittingham.  When Kameron sat down to explain the situation to her husband, Court, he had a few things to say about it.  “You can’t tolerate racism.”

Kameron told LeeAnne, “you said chirpy Mexican,” to which LeeAnne replied, “I don’t remember using chirpy.”  Cue a production flashback of LeeAnne calling Kary a chirpy Mexican.  Same story with the “big, strong Mexican,” remark.  Stephanie Hollman confirmed she saw LeeAnne say that Kary was all “Mexican and strong.”

Unfortunately for LeeAnne, all of her comments were caught on camera.  Even when Kary approached two minutes later, she said she owned the comments that she made.  Cue a flashback of her, not, in fact, owning her comments.  She claims that since she’s slept with a lot of Mexican men, it’s okay.  She sat in Julio Iglesias’ lap! Julio Iglesias is from Spain, by the way.  “I didn’t mean Mexican in a derogatory way or I wouldn’t speak Mexican.”

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The biggest issue with LeeAnne’s inability to recognize her blatant racism is that she doesn’t think her actions are an issue.  She’ll never change her ways if we keep excusing her behavior.  She said that she felt alone when Kameron called her out.  That’s not the point, LeeAnne.  It was not a good season for LeeAnne, but I’m afraid she might not get a shot at redemption after this.

The Real Housewives of Dallas reunion part I airs January 1 at  9 PM on Bravo.