Countess LuAnn: My Daughter's N-Word Use Is "Unacceptable"

Entertainment Jan. 11, 2011 AT 5:51PM
Countess LuAnn: My Daughter's N-Word Use Is "Unacceptable" Credit: Amy Sussman/Getty Images for IMG

Victoria de Lesseps may want to brush up on her mom's etiquette book, Class With the Countess.

PHOTOS: Stars who suffered after humiliating scandals

The 16-year-old daughter of reality star LuAnn de Lesseps sparked controversy when she was seen dropping the n-word and rolling a cigarette in a YouTube video. LuAnn, who stars on Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York City, says she is dealing with the matter behind closed doors, but would like to issue a public apology on her daughter's behalf.

"I am the parent of a teenager, and as any parent can attest, teenagers go through periods of doing things that are wrong and not appropriate and that are later regretted," she tells Pop Eater.

VIDEO: LuAnn struggles to get her singing career off the ground

LuAnn, 45, adds that since the incident, her daughter "knows that the behavior she exhibited was unacceptable. I have chosen to deal with this as a private family matter and an opportunity to discuss consequences of our actions."

Fellow Real Housewives star Ramona Singer brought extra attention to the incident when she tweeted about the controversial video on January 5. "The countess's daughter rolling a cigarette swearing n***er! Fast forward to 4.12!," she wrote. (The video and tweet were both later removed.)

PHOTOS: The Real Housewives of New York City's most dramatic moments

"I'm not very tech savvy, and I'm heartbroken that I accidentally retweeted this," Singer, 54, later explained. "I called Luann and Victoria immediately to apologize and tell them to remove the video. Regardless of our catfights on the show, our children are off-limits."

How we use your email
X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Us Weekly and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

comments powered by Disqus

ADVERTISEMENT