Southern Charm’s Kathryn Dennis responded to a tweet that her friend was a white supremacist by using the monkey emoji to prove a point.
It has been a wild week for the cast of Southern Charm so far this week. On Monday, Kathryn Dennis responded to someone on Instagram and was accused of racism, according to People. As noted by People, Kathryn responded to an Instagram story about Katie Shields, a Charleston boutique owner, for organizing a boat parade for Donald Trump after celebrating shops reopening.
Mika Gadsden, a podcaster for CHSActivistNetwork, called out Katie for organizing such an event. When one of Mika’s friends declined to participate in the event, the other boutique owners started harassing her for declining. The two were going back and forth about the benefits of opening shops and stores again.
Mike posted the screenshots of the interactions, which Kathryn didn’t take kindly too. Mika’s tweet said, “that the face of White Supremacy resembles boutique-owning, gatekeeping glitterati,” such as the Mylkbar owner.
Kathryn responded to Mika and called her an “L7 weenie,” before saying, “This is how seriously I take this” which ended with a monkey emoji. The use of the monkey emoji, along with her tone overall, set the internet ablaze.
Kathryn said Mika and the podcast were harassing her friend, so she decided to harass them back. The L7 weenie comment is a quote from the movie The Sandlot, in case you were confused like us.
Obviously, Kathryn apologized when people started questioning her response. She said she sincerely apologized for using the monkey emoji, but didn’t directly tag Mika in her apology. The responses to Kathryn are divided, with some asking why she felt she needed to apologize at all, with the rest wondering how she got away with her alleged racism for so long.
We’ll never know why Kathryn responded in the way she did, but using the monkey emoji when responding to someone calling your friend a “white supremacist” is not exactly a great idea. In fact, no matter the intention, it doesn’t look good for her.
Mika responded to Kathryn’s apology with a simple tweet, “Apology not accepted.” We wonder how Bravo feels about this one?
Southern Charm will be back later in 2020!