Kim Richards, who was married to the late rock legend, has been criticized for using a racial slur against black people during an appearance on The Real Houseswives of New York City.
During an interview with the CBS show, the RHOBH star made a derogatory remark about Black people and the “drama” of race in America.
“I grew up in a very racist society,” Richards told host Julie Chen in an interview aired Sunday on CBS.
“When you think about it, you go to the grocery store and the black people are buying that stuff.
It’s like a drama.
It doesn’t really make sense.”
In response, Chen said that the show’s producers had been in touch with Richards, adding that she would apologize to her family and fans for the remarks.
“You’ve got to remember, we’re not black people,” she said.
“We’re not a bunch of African-American people.
We’re just people.”
Richards later told TMZ that she was not being malicious and that she had no intention of using the racial slur.
“The whole thing is a little offensive,” she told the outlet.
“It was very unintentional.
I was trying to make an observation that was very specific.”
The comments come after several weeks of backlash from black women who have been vocal about Richards’ remarks.
In August, former reality star Michelle Visage accused Richards of making racist remarks and said she would not be allowed to work with her again.
“This is not who I am,” she tweeted.
“As a person of color I will not work with Kim Richards again.
I have always stood up for and supported all of you.”
Richards has also come under fire for using the term “black motherfucker” on social media, a term used by her husband, Dr. Ben Carson.
In an interview on Fox News, Richards responded to that criticism, saying that she did not use that word.
“Not only did I not use it, I didn’t use it in the way that some of you people would say it,” Richards said.
The RHOBHS star is one of the biggest stars in the world, with her hit show, Real Housewife, airing for nearly eight seasons.
In the meantime, she has taken a more subdued stance on race.
In September, she apologized for using “the n-word” during an interview, saying she “wasn’t proud of that.”
But in a tweet on Sunday, she said she was “not a racist.”
“I never said that, and it’s a really hard thing to say, but I was a little bit offended by that word,” she wrote.
“In the future I won’t use that term again.”
Richards was nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in the hit series in 2017.