‘I’m A Little Offended’: Cynthia Bailey Speaks On Co-star Porsha Stewart’s Age Discriminating Remarks

December 28, 2012  |  

Source: WENN

At this point in the current season of “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, any faithful watcher knows that the second cast members Kenya Moore and Porsha Stewart get to exchanging unkind words, the first jab that Porsha will be making is going to be about Kenya’s age. While folks may get a chuckle or two from Porsha’s immature comments, one thing that the 31-year-old reality star failed to realize is that Kenya isn’t the only cast member in the forty-plus club and that the other ladies could possibly be taking offense to her age-discriminating comments as well. In a recent interview with Sister 2 SisterCynthia Bailey expressed how she felt about Porsha’s constant hurling of “old lady” jokes at Kenya. Check out some of what she had to say.

“Once she makes those statements, it could just be off-putting,” the forty-five-year-old reality star expressed.

“I’m a little offended,” said Cynthia. “I’m 45, and I’ve always owned it. I run around town screaming it at the top of my lungs. I feel amazing in my 40s. I think that in every way, I’m more beautiful and more wise and sexier and everything. I love my 40s.”

“I don’t know why she feels the need to say that because it definitely can be offensive.”

She also went on to discuss how she believed that growing older is a positive thing and how she feels that she’s become a better person in her forties.

“You get better with age. I really feel like my 40s was a huge turning point in my life. I think the best is yet to come, and it will all happen in my 40s.”

“She has to remember…when you get older, you get wiser. You have to respect the people that came before you. I’ve never looked at anyone that I looked up to and respected, I’ve never looked at their age; that had nothing to do with their character. That’s just how old they were.”

Cynthia shared that she isn’t holding any grudges against her younger co-star and that she believes that she’ll learn as she continues to mature.

“I don’t think she’s trying to be offensive. I just don’t think she’s mindful about some of the things that she says, but she’ll learn.”

What do you think of Porsha’s age-related shade? Do the other ladies have the right to be offended by insults that were not directed towards them?

Jazmine Denise is a news writer for madamenoire.com. Follow her on Twitter @jazminedenise

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  • Hot_Medusa

    Let me guess: you’re under 25 right?

  • JaneJane

    As a 40 year old that often is mistaken for being 30 (minimal make up and good genes), I was more offended that Porsha is representing her grandfather’s legacy in that manner. Cynthia said it well; it is not immature for her to be a “little” offended—it would have been immature to be mad without expressing why.

  • girl0032

    Posha wasn’t talkin mess about being 40, she was commenting on how trashy Kenya acts for her age. Let’s not get overly sensitive. Cynthia was commenting on people’s acne, financial situations and more. Unless you live a perfect non-judgmental life, I think it’s childish to get offended over other people’s arguments.

  • Porsha is ignorant and has failed to realize that if she is lucky she might live to see 40 one day. And I am not sure she would be nearly as fabulous as Cynthia.

  • Ebby

    Hmmmm, Porsha better hope she can make it to 40. You never know.

  • MickMick

    Not trying to be funny, but let’s be real….Porscha is 31. She isn’t 25 or 18. She is 31! Not much of a significant difference between 31 and 40. Espe

    • Monica

      9 years IS a significant difference! 5 years is even signifcant. Tomorrow’s promised to no one so we shouldn’t jump-the-gun. She is nowhere near 40 but 40 is not “old.”

  • Shay

    I haven’t read the article, but I’m thinking the interviewer asked Cynthia to comment on her remarks. Otherwise, she probably wouldn’t have given it a second thought.

  • I’m 40 and I wasn’t offended. Porsha was in fight mode and in fight mode…you go for the jugular! Kenya has been so out of pocket with her antics, she deserves anything that comes her way.

    • Seana

      Regardless of that, she needs to grow up and learn to fight like a woman! Attacking someone’s age is incredibly lame and reeks of immaturity. And at 31, she isn’t exactly a “spring-chicken” herself.

      • She does need to grow up but let’s be real…31, 41 ain’t NOBODY acting like grown women are supposed to act so holding them to those standards does nothing but make people like us mad!

  • Guest

    God willing Porsha will be 40 one day. If not, then she’ll be dead. It’s called life. We are born and we get older if that is God’s wish. Again, if not then . . . —- Porsha is very immature. I think she dug at Kenya first and created a hostile environment. Everyone was sitting and having a nice time. Of course Kenya ran through the door and didn’t help the situation. But I really think that it could have been avoided if Kenya kept her mouth shut and didn’t rehash things.

  • Guest

    Well God willing Porsha will be in her 40’s one day. if not then she’ll be dead, and 6 feet under. I hate when people talk bad about someone’s age. It’s not like we can help it. We are born and we live. Time passes and we get older. I think it’s awful to judge someone on something they can’t change. It is what it is. Porsha is immature and annoying. You can’t really argue with stupid, so you should just walk away.

  • DRA

    Porsha thinks she’ll be eternally 31 forever, that’s only if she stops breathing today.

  • Thatsmstory

    Cynthia may be classy, but taking offense at the comments that are made in someone else’s argument is also immature. If she wasn’t talking to you, you are out of place trying to be offended. She did the same thing to Kenya that you did, Porsha’s words just penetrated deeper. Don’t call her immature for having a worse bite than you.

    • girl0032

      Yes. Porsha’s point was that at 40 Kenya shouldn’t be acting like she was.

  • Juju Bean

    I think Cynthia said it best. Porsha may be 31, but she acts a whole lot like my peers and I’m 24. She doesn’t have that certain mentality that most people gain through life experiences yet, but she’ll get there. I also think that Cynthia was very mature in what she said. She is always classy in her responses. Love it!

  • cleojones

    Porsha is a buffoon

  • bluekissess

    I’m sick of Porsha and her big teeth and I’m definitely tired of Kenya’s Gone With The Wind antics. I don’t think either of them are acting their age.

    • Nikki

      I had big teeth, and I got them shaved to a normal size. I don’t see why rich people won’t fix it.