Southern Charm's Kathryn Dennis Stays Silent After Monkey Emoji Scandal

An online sleuth has uncovered evidence indicating Kathryn did not use the emoji in a derogatory way.

May 22, 2020 4:53pm

Southern Charm‘s Kathryn Dennis stays silent after promising to explain why her monkey emoji use wasn’t racist. Though many social media users have communicated their disgust for the Charleston beauty, there is one online sleuth that came to the mother of two’s defense.

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It all started with an online feud between Kathryn and an activist /radio host, Mika Gadsen. The women had an argument over a planned “Trump Boat Parade” in the area.

According to The Blast, the whole saga started after Kathryn responded to this tweet. Long story short, Mika leaked private messages sent to her by the reality tv star.

The apology:

Mika’s response:

Buzzfeed News reported, “According to Gadsden, the reality star’s behavior isn’t an isolated incident and is emblematic of bigger issues of racism in Charleston and in the country as a whole.”

“Kathryn Dennis is not an outlier,” Mika explained. “She is most certainly the rule.”

Kathryn promises to explain her truth:


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Kathryn promised to release a full statement. We’re waiting…. #southerncharm #bravosoutherncharm

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Several days have passed. Still no full statement from Kathryn.

While we wait:

An online sleuth provided screenshots of Kathryn using the monkey emoji in multiple conversations, spanning far before this scandal. Instagram goddess, @abeautifulsnarkymess, posted these pieces of evidence defending the monkey emoji use in debate with Mika NOT being racist to her Insta story.


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