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Phaedra Parks Gets Backlash for Comparing Herself to a Hebrew Slave

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After only one episode of the new season of Real Housewives of Atlanta, there’s already controversy surrounding one of the show’s stars, Phaedra Parks. During the show’s sixth season premiere, Parks made a comment about working harder than a Hebrew slave in reference to how hard she works to take care of her newborn baby Dylan. The comment sparked a bit of controversy, which is not unusual at all when it comes to this show. Parks apparently felt it was necessary to go on her Bravo TV blog to address the issue.

Parks gave a brief comment on how sorry she was about making the comment. She then went on to explain how she really felt.  Parks claimed that controversy and drama are an important part of the show.  She then said she did not mean to present the comment in a negative way.  The mother of two said the term is often used to refer to working long, hard hours without knowing when they’re going to end.

Parks said she knows that political correctness is expected in American society, but we can’t separate ourselves from historical references that we use in our conversation. According to the reality star, she did not intend for her words to be a racial and cultural slur. Apparently, she also wasn’t referencing “hurtful misapplications” of the language either.

Parks said she is a descendant of slaves and does not approve of any oppression or racism.  Her apology went on to say that she does not take the history of slavery lightly and that the battles that were fought and won for freedom are not a joke.

So, do you forgive her?




  1. Ann G.

    November 7, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Yes, I do! The Hebrews were hard working people just like our race of people were during slavery!

    • ed wright

      November 7, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      We were and are, the Hebrews that she speaks of, it you didn’t know, now you know!

  2. Kay F

    November 7, 2013 at 11:19 am

    I use the term all the time. It is in reference to the hard work a people did without stopping.

    Never have I intended to offende anyone but an acknowledgment of the hard work without the recognition or compensation it’s due

    No harm meant.

  3. mike-el ben yah

    November 8, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Her descendants could have been hebrew.. We all kno hebrews were white

  4. mike-el ben yah

    November 8, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Not white*

  5. da germ

    November 8, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    freedom of speech in america – then when you say some thing the media dosent like they try to single you out as a bad person so where is her freedom of speech but when the tea party calls the president monkeys and coons that goes away over night but a women felt like she was a slave the media tripping thats her personal feelings and she stupid for giving an apology but that what happends when you are controlled by money thats her reason for the apopolgy how many other dummies in hollywood selling there souls to the devils for money oh my fault federal reserve notes

  6. David

    November 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Ha! The world will find out soon enough that we are the Hebrew Israelites, when our God save us and gather us to our homeland. HalleluYah.

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