“Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Kenya Moore left more than a few viewers scratching their heads in confusion after she twirled about and declared herself "Gone With the Wind fabulous."
After being called “old” by Porsha Stewart, who is about 10-years her junior, the two ladies engaged in a heated argument which led to Kenya’s comment. The former Miss USA compared her fabulosity to the 1937 film, and she recently took to her blog on Bravo.com to explain her statement and express pride in her age.
“Being called old is the last dirty word you can call a woman. The fact is, if we are lucky we will all age graciously with wisdom, grace, and dignity,” wrote Kenya who suggested that Porsha—who has seemingly belittled Kenya’s title—might be intimidated by her accomplishments.
“One cannot rewrite history. My legacy is untouchable, and I’m most proud of my professional achievements and accomplishments I have been able to bequeath despite the odds,” wrote Kenya.
Still lost as to why she dubbed herself Gone With the Wind fab?
Kenya acknowledged Hattie McDaniel as the first Black woman to win an Academy Award for her performance as a maid in that classic film. “In my eyes, Hattie McDaniel is a shero,” she wrote.
Kenya said that Hattie’s appearance in the film opened doors for many Black actresses to come, including Halle Berry, Whoopi Goldberg and Mo’Nique.
After paragraphs of explaining why she was so thankful for the women who paved the way before her, she compared herself to Hattie, stating that she can defy the odds as Hattie once did.
“I’m Kenya Moore. I’m 41 and fabulous! My age, race, religion, social economic standing, and marital status are not indicators of my past, present, or future as I too can defy the odds just like Hattie. I am bold. I am humble. I am strong. I am complicated. I am complex. I am vulnerable. I am resilient. I am good. I am honest —That’s what makes me fabulous,” she wrote before encouraging others to be just as fierce.
“I will forever be GONE WITH THE WIND FABULOUS. And I hope I can inspire others to be Gone With The Wind fabulous too at any age.”
See Kenya’s Gone With the Wind moment below.
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