‘RHONY’: Heather Thomson Agrees With Fan That Says Eboni K. Williams ‘Needs to Go’
Eboni K. Williams joined The Real Housewives of New York City to freshen up the dynamic of the cast. The Fox News contributor is the first Black housewife of the Bravo franchise. Williams is in the middle of a feud with former housewife Heather Thomson who quit the show after an incident with Leah McSweeney. Now Thomson is making severe claims against William and agrees with a fan that called her a “race-baiter” and suggested she leave the franchise.
Heather Thomson and Leach McSweeney clash
Thomson is a former housewife of the RHONY franchise. Her initial run was of three seasons and she has appeared as a guest star numerous times since being axed from the show. Bravo offered her a “friend of” role for season 13 but her time with the ladies of the Big Apple was short-lived. Thomson and McSweeney clashed when the latter brought up past comments the former has made on her podcast about some of the cast members.
Luann de Lesseps and Ramona Singer were the targets of Thomson’s negative remarks, but they both were seemingly over it and didn’t take it to heart. Things between McSweeney and Thomson got worse when the Married to the Mob founder lashed out at the latter for being critical about her politics. At the time, McSweeney was in a difficult spot emotionally as her grandmother was severely sick.
Planning to go to a party, McSweeney ended up throwing flowers at Thomson, which the latter called assault. It is reported that after this incident, Thomson decided to leave the show and not come back.
Where does Eboni K. Williams fit in the picture?
Since promotion for RHONY Season 13 started, Thomson has been front and center in the media talking about her time on the show. By this time, there are rumors that she had quit the show and didn’t make it through the season.
Separately, Williams has become close friends with McSweeney and has created a bond while filming the show. On the trip to the Hamptons, where Thomson shows up, there was a situation involving her and De Lesseps. The Countess made the mistake of calling Williams “angry,” which was completely insensitive to say to a woman of color. Williams pointed out that other women had been screaming and no one in the cast called them “angry,” instead they were respectful.
The conversation turned to race and Thomson felt that she understood where Williams was coming from. In the past, Thomson worked with Puffy and Beyoncé and she told Williams she understood the experience of “Black America.” Williams corrected her that the two celebrities she mentioned were part of the elite, to which Thomson corrected herself and said that that was “The Fake Black America.”
Later on in the episode, and after Williams and De Lesseps have an open conversation regarding the word “angry,” Thomson then makes a faux pas. In an effort to compliment Williams, the Yummie founder says that she sounded “very eloquent.” Williams points out that that is another micro-aggression but tells McSweeney she was giving her a pass this time.
Heather Thomson lashes out
After the latest RHONY episode aired, Thomson lashed out on social media trying to control the narrative of her departure and the feud with McSweeney. Williams has McSweeney’s back in the whole situation and Thomson pointed it out on Instagram.
“It’s sad [Williams] is trying to Monday morning quarterback for Leah with what is a deliberate attempt to try to change the narrative of the sensitive issues that took place, it’s low and it is sad to see,” Thomson replied to a fan on one of her posts. “I would have thought negative campaigning would be below Eboni but she’s show us that it is not.”
On the same publication, a RHONY fan had an interesting take that Thomson ended up agreeing with.
“Eboni needs to go. She doesn’t fit in and she’s a race baiter,” the fan wrote.
“I have to agree with you. Hers is not a class I want to take,” Thomson replied.
Thomson is scheduled to appear on Watch What Happens Live on Tuesday night after a new episode of RHONY airs. It will be interesting to hear what she has to say following all the drama.
The Real Housewives of New York City airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.