By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
If you caught last night’s episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” then you saw the beginning of Cynthia Bailey’s blowup with Porsha Williams.
The confrontation resulted in Cynthia kicking Porsha in the stomach, and Porsha going to the hospital for injuries.
Although Cynthia claimed in interviews she felt threatened so she felt the need to defend herself, she now admits she may have overreacted.
She writes the following in her Bravo blog:
In my opinion, the word “b*tch” can be used in fun as a term of endearment or disrespectfully as an insult. It depends on the tone and context in which it is used and interpreted. How did Porsha and I go from having fun and kicking it to a heated confrontation, when all I was attempting to do was try to prevent Kenya from kicking her friend Shamea off the boat? Was it wise to get caught in the line of fire to try to diffuse a bomb that was never intended for me? Looking back, probably not. Maybe I should have kept my big mouth shut, sat back with the other ladies, and watched the fireworks. Porsha and I were having a great time together until we had a breakdown in communication, which turned into a major misunderstanding. That combined with several cocktails and disrespect of personal space took the conversation somewhere it was never meant to go. When I walked away from everyone in pursuit of peace to speak with Kenya on behalf of Shamea, the last thing that I expected to hear from Porsha was “whatever b*tch.” I felt like my friendship with Kenya and my good intentions were being mocked when she called me a bitch in that moment. I perceived it to be disrespectful, whether that was her actual intent or not. Looking back, I think I may have misjudged Porsha’s intentions and overreacted. The only thing that I was focused on was going to speak with Kenya to allow Shamea to remain on the boat.
Interestingly enough, Cynthia blames Porsha’s physical dragging of Kenya at the reunion a couple of years ago as to why she felt the need to get physical.
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