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Don't Insult Kenya's Virtue

Kenya Moore responds to NeNe Leakes' comments about having been "around the block."

By Kenya Moore


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The one constant in my life is that I can count on my Aunt Lori to dispense sound advice. She is always the neutral party, who is often the moral compass of the show. My take away is forgiveness should not come with conditions, neither should apologies. 


“Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, is the immediate jewel of their souls. Who steals my purse steals trash. 'Tis something, nothing: 'Twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands. But he that filches from me my good name robs me of that which not enriches him and makes me poor indeed.” Written by William Shakespeare. Translation: A good reputation is the most valuable thing we have -- men and women alike. If you steal my money, you’re just stealing trash. It’s something, it’s nothing: it’s yours, it’s mine, and it’ll belong to thousands more. But if you trash my reputation, you’re robbing me of something that doesn’t make you richer, but makes me much poor. These women have believed Apollo’s lies for 2 years. They each, inadvertently or not, all have treated me badly. It’s time to acknowledge this, apologize, and move on.


Claudia is a fun girl who has absolutely no filter. She is a smart girl and a loveable person that always speaks her mind. She’s not a spokesperson, she’s a friend, and I love our energy together. Give her a chance to win you over. I promise you she will.

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I have been respectfully employed since the age of 14, managing to stay off a pole and out of jail. Therefore, for 20 plus years I have been around the block working. NeNe cannot say the same. I will no longer tolerate the thinly veiled insults aimed at my virtue as a woman. Several seasons ago, NeNe blatantly flirted with Peter and was greatly criticized. However, no one took her seriously because of the way she looks. Clearly, she’s not a threat to anyone’s marriage. Lucky for her.


I was so proud to see Cynthia’s Ebony magazine spread celebrating a woman’s beauty that is nearly 50 years old. It’s unnerving to hear her tasteful and elegant spread be compared to an Instagram “THOT spread,” an acronym meaning “those hos over there.” There are also constant jabs about age (“mean old lady” etc.) from people who can’t even spell acronym. Cynthia is a self made, successful model who has appeared on countless magazine covers and respectable features. In my honest opinion, Cynthia is the most beautiful of all the cast. With that said, I respect and admire her legacy as a woman. I can’t say the same for those whose business lies between their legs and not their heads.


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