AceShowbiz - Andy Cohen issued a public apology to Garcelle Beauvais for how he acted during "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" season 12 reunion. In the Monday, October 24 episode of SiriusXM's "Radio Andy", the TV host showed remorse for the insensitivity he displayed toward Garcelle.
"I need to really sincerely apologize not only for diverting the topic but for not returning - even worse - to the serious conversation that was at hand," Andy shared. He added, "I have deep admiration for Garcelle."
According to the Bravo executive producer, he and the "Coming 2 America" actress "had a really good, productive conversation last Thursday" about his apparent lack of interest in her feelings regarding conflict with frenemies Lisa Rinna and Erika Jayne. "I should have been more in tune with her feelings. I just wanted to say that because I've been logging in and I get it," Andy said.
During the second part of "RHOBH" season 12 reunion, Lisa admitted that she was the one who threw Garcelle's memoir "Love Me as I Am" in the trash earlier this year. Instead of showing sympathy for Garcelle, Andy, who served as the host, chatted with Lisa and Erika about the shocking revelation before joking about the former's recycling habits.
He quickly landed in hot water for his treatment of Garcelle. One critic wrote on Twitter, "I am disappointed in your treatment of Garcelle during Reunion #2. You joined with Rinna and Erika laughing about throwing her book in the trash and joking about recycling instead of addressing the real issue. That was so disrespectful of Garcelle's feelings."
Another viewer tweeted, "So wait, executive producer, Andy Cohen, watched this reunion before it aired and thought it was OK to show himself and the mean girls make fun of Garcelle's book being thrown in the trash? So damn disgusting. He got a kick out of this scene #RHOBH #FireAndyCohen #RHOBHReunion."
Andy was also accused of favoritism with someone else urging Bravo to hire a new host for the reunions. "Bravo, please get another host for the reunions. Andy Cohen isn't even trying to hide his favoritism anymore. And the way he treated Garcelle was absolutely disgusting," the person said. "Please get an unbiased host! #RHOBH #bravotv."