Bravo has removed four episodes of Southern Charm from its video-on-demand (VOD) service due to racial sensitivities.
According to the trade outlet, three of the episodes have already been re-uploaded to BravoTV.com and to the Bravo app and are set to return to VOD soon. The fourth episode will also return but the network confirmed that a scene at a plantation has been removed.
In a previous season, for example, star Kathryn Dennis was seen giving a tour of her family’s plantation to guest star K. Cooper Ray. The scene will now be removed.
The episodes had been removed amid the Black Lives Matter movement and NBCUniversal has been doing a sweep of their content across the board.
Bravo has confirmed that they have removed four episodes of Southern Charm from video-on-demand services due to racial sensitivities.
As previously reported, Bravo’s Southern Charm hasn’t had the easiest of runs in recent years.
After firing longtime cast member Thomas Ravenel over sexual misconduct allegations, the show has never really seemed to recover and just recently, four cast members confirmed their exits ahead of Season 7.
In addition to the drama surrounding production, Kathryn Dennis recently faced backlash after got into it with a Black female radio host amid the Black Lives Matter protests and was accused of using the monkey emoji, among other things, to bully her.
At the time, Kathryn denied that she was racist but this new report from Variety won’t do much to quell the rumours that something just isn’t right in Charleston.
Southern Charm is expected to return to Bravo for Season 7 next year.