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'Southern Charm' Star Apologizes For Sending 'Offensive' Monkey Emoji to Black Radio Host

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By    |   Wednesday, 13 May 2020 11:50 AM

"Southern Charm" star Kathryn Dennis has apologized for sending an "offensive" monkey emoji to black radio host Mika Gadsden for slamming a planned boat parade for President Donald Trump in Charleston, South Carolina.

Mika Gadsden, who is also an activist, on Monday shared a screenshot to Twitter of the messages she received from Dennis, which included the emoji and "a whole host of other names."

It was not long before the reality TV show star took to social media to apologize for her actions.

"I want to acknowledge that using a monkey emoji in my text was offensive, and from the bottom of my heart I sincerely apologize to anyone and everyone I hurt," Dennis tweeted. "Although the context was not my intention, there are no 'if ands or buts' that excuse me ... I did not give it thought, and it was and is wrong. I know I am not that person. I know and will do better."

Gadsden refused to accept the apology and launched into a tweetstorm criticizing Dennis.

"This is what happens when a Black woman in #Charleston speaks up against white supremacy in the form of MAGA rallies. My comments re: Mylk Bar prompted this @BravoTV 'actor' @KathrynDennis to taunt me with monkey emojis in my DMs. Along with a whole host of other names," Gadsden captioned her screenshot of the messages from Dennis.

"The default for women like this is violence. Violent, racist rhetoric. Violence in the form of economic pressure. Once a Black woman revokes her labor or compliance, these 'Kathryns' resort to violent tropes. Like clockwork," she wrote in another tweet.

"This is NOT about an emoji. It's about challenging 'powerful' white women who uphold white supremacy," she added.

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"Southern Charm" star Kathryn Dennis has apologized for sending an "offensive" monkey emoji to black radio host Mika Gadsden for slamming a planned boat parade for President Donald Trump in Charleston, South Carolina.
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