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

December 28, 2012  |  

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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