"This apology is just as offensive as the statements you made during the reunion," one hater writes.
"You know why you have not found another white woman to sit on that motherf-cker? 'Cause nobody's dumb enough to do that."
"This whole racism thing in this day and age is bullshit. Every one of those motherf-ckers on that couch owe this world a f-cking apology for this racism shit. They have tried to claim that shit long ago...as you know. Nobody really bought into it 'cause social media wasn't there, and racism wasn't f-cking all that real."
Backlash toward Zolciak took the internet by storm, and on Thursday, she "sincerely apologized" on Instagram, saying her remarks were "edited out of context."
"Let me be very clear, I do NOT support, tolerate or put up with any form of racism, hate or other discrimination," Zolciak wrote in a lengthy message. "My love for ALL people runs deep -- I am open to all and always have been."
"I was heartbroken when I watched the last few minutes of the episode and saw how my words were taken out of context," she continued. "My comment that seemingly [meant] 'racism didn't exist 10 years ago' was made as part of a larger, emotional 45-minute conversation about how, sadly, social media has become a hub for hate. Immediately following my confusing comment, I also said that 'it's not as real as it is now,' referring to the power of social media. But those remarks didn't make the show. I believe that social media has made a centuries-old issue more real. Before social media, the public simply observed the news. Now, the public actively participates and has an opportunity to take action -- in real time."
During the last RHOA Reunion episode, I made a comment that confused and offended people. I sincerely apologize. Edited out of context, I understand why my remark angered people. Racism is a sad reality in the United States. It has been prevalent throughout our country's history. Let me be very clear, I do NOT support, tolerate or put up with any form of racism, hate or other discrimination. My love for ALL people runs deep - I am open to all and always have been. I was heartbroken when I watched the last few minutes of the episode and saw how my words were taken out of context. My comment that seemingly “racism didn’t exist 10 years ago” was made as part of a larger, emotional 45-minute conversation about how, sadly, social media has become a hub for hate. Immediately following my confusing comment, I also said that "it's not as real as it is now" referring to the power of social media. But those remarks didn’t make the show. I believe that social media has made a centuries-old issue more real. Before social media, the public simply observed the news. Now, the public actively participates and has an opportunity to take action – in real time. But this is a double edged sword. Now, when false accusations are made, they are amplified by online platforms regardless of their merit. This wasn’t the case 10 years ago when I started on RHOA. I truly pray that the people wishing horrible things on others, and on me, channel that energy into something positive. Our world would be a much better place if you do. I am committed to making this world a better place to live. I will continue to learn from, and be open to, ALL people.
Below are some of the comments critics left on Zolciak's post:
"You need to channel all of YOUR negativity into something positive. How can you say that to others but not practice it yourself? This whole season, you were a looming dark cloud and brought no light to the table. Editing or not, all of the stuff you said did come out of your mouth."
"I would've had more respect had you just taken full accountability for saying racism doesn't exist and that no one would be crazy enough to sit on the couch with five African American women. You didn't even mention that. This apology is just as offensive as the statements you made during the reunion. Plus the fact that you waited four days to post this... Shameful."
"Girl, bye! We are tired of you."
"If anyone thinks that you wrote this, they are as sadly mistaken, as their belief and assumption that you aren't superior in your thinking and acting. Coming from the north, my experience didn't have me doubt what I was seeing, from the first time you began talking to Sweetie and the difference with how you now deal with you white assistant whom you also helped, but did not belittle, like she was a run away slave. Around Sweetie's time, you had two blacks you worked with, a personal stylist and hairstylist, then you dropped them when you got your show and everyone was white and spoken to in a correct manner, right down to your physic lady. You weren't treating our psychic sistah correctly. Good Luck in the 90210. I never liked them, for the same superiority, wasteful ways, you have (except for Ms. Glanville). It will come out in your childrens' tell-all book. RIDDANCE, B."
And on Twitter, the bashing continued.
And don’t you think it’s funny that Kim Zolciak issued an “apology” only after news broke that filming for “Don’t Be Tardy” was put on hold? I’m not buying it. #RHOAReunion #RHOA pic.twitter.com/Cp7jyNCQDn— Marcus (@marcusuntrell) April 26, 2018
This “apology” is to try to save her show, skin care, and to keep that money coming in. You can only edit so much, You’re a vile person. I’ll never watch an other show that you’re on!— Justine (@Justine121826) April 26, 2018
Girl, do you ever say what you mean and mean what you say?! You’re the queen of denial, backtracking and spin doctoring everything up. You don’t deserve an “apology” tour. @Bravotv, you better not give her the opportunity #STOP #RHOA— Gofundme’shia (@maga_shia) April 26, 2018
Yep! She never takes responsibilities for her actions. No one wants to hear an apology days later because her " lawyers " advised her to.— floridatan81 (@florda81) April 26, 2018
This isn’t an apology. This is blaming editing and out of context?! So basically your not saying sorry you’re blaming @Andy. It’s the whole believe me not our own eyes routine. #cancel #Dontbetardy #RHOA #RHOBHReunion— Marie B (@nocchio16) April 26, 2018
Ok we all know this is a BS apology you didn’t even write. There was no expectations you would learn anything meaningful from it, people with your attitude never do. So @Andy @Bravotv #canceltardyfortheparty and be done.— TAD (@treed516) April 26, 2018
I am confused as to why you think we would fall for your fake insincere apology— Robin (@springbird00) April 26, 2018
Her response was scripted and written by someone else. Kim is not that eloquent when she speaks. That apology was all for the cameras. Those RHOA girls see her behind the scenes and her mouth is ratchet and treacherous.. They know the real Kim.— pameladaneen (@therealdaneen) April 26, 2018
Bullshit and she didn't write this apology bye wig and your negativity— TTWay (@tracitucker95) April 26, 2018