While attending the Garo Sparo presentation with their Real Housewives of New York City costars, including LuAnn de Lesseps, Ramona Singer, and reported new cast member Leah McSweeney, Sonja reportedly shared a questionable video clip on her Instagram Stories.
“Who is that?” Sonja asked Dorinda of drag queen Miz Cracker in the clip. “Oh, that’s a guy, right?”
In a second, now-deleted video, Sonja made similar comments regarding transgender model Yasmine Petty as she walked the runway.
“Well, with a body like that, it’s a guy,” Dorinda agreed. “That’s a guy.”
“Yeah, with a body like that it’s a guy, you’re absolutely right,” Sonja added.
After the show, Yasmine spoke to Page Six Style.
“I was really excited to do the fashion show for Garo Sparo for New York Fashion Week because he was using models of diversity,” she said. “I knew they were filming [RHONY] and I knew they were front row and literally, as I was walking down the runway, I heard them making these statements.”
According to Yasmine, the RHONY cast was laughing as she walked the runway.
“It’s pretty disheartening and disappointing, especially this day in age and being in New York City,” she said. “My philosophy is that people can’t choose their sexual orientation. They can’t choose their gender identity. They can’t choose or not choose to have a disability or a mental illness or even their race, but things people can choose to do is not to be rude and cruel to people over things they have no control over.”
Following Yasmine’s allegations against them, Sonja and Dorinda shared a joint statement, apologizing for the comments they made.
“We have a history as long-standing supporters of the LGBTQ community in many ways and apologize for our offensive comments at the fashion show,” they said.
RHONY star Tinsley Mortimer was also seen strutting her stuff on the catwalk as Garo Sparo labeled the socialite as his “cosmic queen” on Instagram.
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I can’t thank everyone enough for making this show possible! To my incredible staff, friends, models, hair, sponsors, hair and makeup team you made my dream presentation a reality and of course a huge thank you to the beautiful @tinsleymortimer for being the cosmic queen closing my show 🛸🚀👑 Welcome to my Cosmic Mind 🖤 #style360 #klarnastyle360NYFW #NYFW #fashion #nyc #realhousewivesofnewyork #RHONY #bravo #bravotv #tinsleymortimer #fabulous #tulle #crystals #gorgeous #cosmic #skechers #cinchedbygaro #garosparo
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