#RHOA Peter Thomas Reacts To Kandi Burruss’ Offensive Jokes About His ‘Black’ (Dark) Skin Tone & He ‘s NOT Laughing!

Posted on Mar 20 2017 - 4:47pm by BeachSpin

Peter Thomas was roasted on Sunday night’s episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta — but according to an Instagram post, some of the shade took the club owner aback.

Kandi Burruss and Sheree Whitfield both made cracks referencing his skin tone — with Sheree commenting that Peter looked “well done” to her, and Kandi snarking, “if we do it at nighttime, I don’t know if I’m gonna see Peter. His black ass might get lost out in the dark.”

Peter responded by posting a photo — taking the ladies to task, writing, “At 56 I am still hearing how BLACK I AM JOKES, WOW!!! Still black, definitely not broke.”

Much of the snark pointed to Peter borrowing money from Cynthia Bailey — a knife-twister, against the backdrop of the final chapter of their marriage.

Fans flooded Peter with encouraging messages — most agreeing that the comments were out of line. 

“was watching tonight’s episode and was like we’re in 2017 and Black folks on National TV  are cracking jokes about how dark another black person is… SAD SAD and PATHETIC.”

“Kandi’s skin color roast was inappropriate, dumb, and not funny. Peter knows his skin tone is beautiful and that he’s fine and handsome so Kandi’s stupid comment didn’t even phase him. However, I find it quite disturbing that in 2017, skin tone is in the forefront of people’s minds just like it was in 1917, 100 years ago.”

“Black is beautiful. For real it has such protective power and strength. Keep on being black as ever!!”

“ignorance still exists so that’s to be expected. Stay up, and Black!”

“We aren’t advancing as a society, people or community. Very disrespectful and dumb.”

“Yeah I thought the comments on TV was ridiculous w skin tone and color. But you handled with class.”

“Yeah at this day and age we are all black and no one of color should be cracking jokes on the different shades of black. Period. It’s not funny, it’s ignorant.”

Peter shaded the whole cast trip to Hawaii — explaining that his presence was required via his contract. Peter wrote in another post — “Look at my expression at that crazy ass dinner in Hawaii, asking myself, why the fuck did I come on this trip, still under contract.”

What did you think of Kandi and Sheree’s jabs at Peter — all in fun, or out of line?

The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sunday nights, on Bravo.

  

 

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  • Supatall2u

    It was tacky as hell.

    • Clutching My Pearls

      I’m a white woman and I felt offended. Kandi has no class and a country bunkin. Just look at the way she carries herself.

    • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

      Sure was … as was the celebration of divorce party. Ill timed to say the least.

    • BetteDavisEyez1

      I literally cringed when I heard her. You could hear a mouse pissing on cotton. SMDH

  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    Peter missed the perfect opportunity; he should have responded to Sheree by saying “you’d have black skin too if you was always gettin’ grilled by the po’leese”.

  • MistaO

    These kind of broads are old and quite disgusting.

  • Jaywithwords

    Kandi..Kandi…. you can write songs….stick to that. plays? roasts? nope. move along.

    • wellWellwell

      She lost that ‘Loving Feeling’ along time ago. So disappointed in Kandi. Every since she met Toad she is NOT the same artist she was!

      • the underground train

        I like “Shape of You”. It is a hit right now. She still has it. For songwriting anyway. Not joke writing.

        • wellWellwell

          I know, I love Kandi as a song writer..I’m torn and quit watching ATL.
          I feel they smear her also she doesn’t help herself. I go back (in my mind) when she was Kandi Burruss, Xscape.

          • the underground train

            🎵who can I run to, when I need loooooove 🎵

  • Ravello

    I’m not touching this one.

    • BetteDavisEyez1

      I don’t blame you.

  • kate

    After seeing the kid’s camp episode where Kenya asked, “how many of you have been told that your skin is too dark?” and all those little girls raised their hands, it breaks my heart to think of how dark skinned kids feel when they see this crap on tv. There are all kinds of jokes you can make about Peter, why make fun of him for having dark skin? This makes me think less of Kandi. I never thought much of Sheree so no change there.

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Kate. Great observation and commentary. I just commented I wonder how Kandi’s fans, especially the ones who are dark skinned, feel about what she said?

  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    Oh Peter, lighten up.

    • wellWellwell

      Snicker..

    • the underground train

      Ok now that was funny

      • wellWellwell

        He’s a turd although he made my avi for me. Luv’s him! Now he has a true picture of Kyle…gurr!!

  • mosesknowses

    Any skin color extreme outlier, be they exceptionally white or exceptionally black, has endured comments. It seems to be what people do to others who are outside the norm: tall-short, thin-heavy, etc. Yes, it’s wrong and unkind, but part of the human condition as a whole, unfortunately. “La tristesse durera toujours”– Vincent van Gogh

    • I’m of Irish descent. I call it Irish Death Pallor White. We don’t tan, we burn and peel. I get looks in the summer all of the time, especially my legs. Oh well, tis who I am, how I was born. It does drive me nuts that a LOT of different cultures talk about the different shades of skin color. It is so stupid. Sigh

      • Marsbars09

        Hi Rochelle. Thanks for sharing your experience.
        I agree skin tone is still very prevalent in our society.

        • It is just sad, because I don’t have a beautiful tan, especially in the summer I get “looks”. I also look 10 years younger than I am because of staying out of the sun too. Ha!

  • italiano bambino

    The thirst if hella real with petra

    Give him that damn 🍑 already

  • wellWellwell

    I’m so sick of this shit! Black, White, whatever! Can we get a break?? Some Whitey peed in my Wheaties, Some darkie farted in my cereal, never ends…

    • Marsbars09

      Are you upset about something, Well?

      • wellWellwell

        No and Yes Mars. Sick of people who want the same thing being apart..all the time.

        • Marsbars09

          I hear ya.

    • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

      LoL … don’t despair love … I don’t believe we’re as divided as the entertainment industry, the media, and everyone else is always trying to tell us.

      • wellWellwell

        Oh yes..we are.

  • T.T.

    “Definitely not broke.” Uh huh…

    • Marsbars09

      LOL!

  • Sugar in my tank

    Whilst I understand Peter’s concerns and empathize with him, being roasted is just that being roasted; it is the uttermost tasteless, tacky politically incorrect, offensive jokes and or comments… Peter needs to move on from the housewives platform now and concentrate on being a club owner..

    • wellWellwell

      Oh please..He enjoys the Slime light! If not for Cynthia he is among the statistic, save it.

      • Sugar in my tank

        Slime light, cute..everything else, your opinion just as I have mine..

        • wellWellwell

          Of course.

  • JC

    I think this type of humour is juvenile…. but come on it’s a roast people. Comedy sets the bar way way low for this type of venue.

  • Marsbars09

    When Kandi talked about not being able to see Peter at night because he is so dark-skinned, I thought it was in very poor taste, especially coming from another African-American person who is rather dark-skinned as well. I was like, “uh oh. Is somebody (viewer) going to say something about her offensive comment?
    I am African-American of a brown hue complexion. I remember years ago I was working an early morning shift and it was dark outside. My supervisor, who was White, commented that
    she couldn’t “see me” in the dark. I knew exactly what she meant and the comment hurt me.
    I’m not crazy about roasts because to me it gives people a chance to say mean and hurtful things disguised as “humor”. Peter cannot help what complexion he was born with just the same as anybody else. Personally I think his complexion is beautiful, smooth and clear.
    I wonder if Kandi is going to go on SM and offer an “apology”?

    • BetteDavisEyez1

      I recall everyone being offended by posters calling Peter’s beautiful daughter so black when she was pregnant & I also recall Kenya getting offended by a joke Phaedra made about her complexion.
      This is why I could not believe Kandi went there. She’s not light & even if she was, her joke was in poor taste. She was offending Peter, Kenya & Bob but she also offended countless others. SMDH

      • Marsbars09

        Hi Bette. Thank you for understanding the “whole” picture. What must Kandi’s fans, especially the ones who have been made fun of due to their dark skin, think of her?

        • BetteDavisEyez1

          YW. The craziest part is everyone else had to make jokes up off the cuff. Kandi actually wrote her jokes & that is what she came up with.

          • Marsbars09

            I didn’t know she wrote the jokes! She must have had time to come up with the most offensive stuff. I wonder if she ran the jokes by Todd? SMH.

      • Authentic

        Those comments about Peter”s pregnant daughter were disgusting! I still get pissed!

    • Authentic

      Mars sorry you endured that with your supervisor. So hateful! Uugghh! I”m AA but my hue is very light, but my father was very dark and I heard the stories he told my mom often. Awful! And he was an engineer! Kandi is a POS to have us discussing this shit AGAIN! Of all people, Kandi’s black butt! Really?

      • Marsbars09

        Thanks Authentic. I’ve learned some Black folks have no problem making fun of skin color and some are conscientious of it.
        And I’m sorry your father had to endure such indignities as well.

        • Authentic

          True! I just made fun of Kandi’s skin color but pissed. You’re always right! Maybe we should switch SM names? Lol

          • Marsbars09

            LOL! I like my milk chocolate, sweet name just fine!

          • Authentic

            OK OK. Keep your name. Just don’t get offended if I comment more. This subject really pisses me off!

          • Marsbars09

            I’m sorry your so angry, Authentic. :(.

          • Authentic

            It was a joke? You know I’m posting sporadically if I want to.

          • Marsbars09

            OK.

          • wellWellwell

            And Authentic DON’T get offended when we reply back! this goes both ways!

    • ALegWithWings

      I’m sorry about your experience with your supervisor. These shows are supposed to be an Xscape (I had to), so I think there are definitely viewers that were caught off guard as well as triggered by her colorist joke. I’d apologize if I were her. Not necessarily to Peter but to the viewers she hurt.

      • Marsbars09

        Thank you Leg. You’ve always been so kind and supportive towards me and I truly appreciate it.
        I too believe an apology should be forthcoming from Kanda. A lot of viewers took offense to what she said.

    • Oh wow…so freaking wrong.

  • Authentic

    Kandi’s lighting changes with production, especially her 1st season. Of all people to talk about someone’s skin color? This Kandi B is outta control this season. WTF happened to her? Almost don’t want to see her next season. Black people discussing this shit “again” because of Kandi. Really Kandi? I had to read Dani-k’s recap to even know what this non English speaking Kandi said! Take a seat Kandi. I side with Peter on this.

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Authentic. Yeah, I can’t believe those words came out of Kandi’s mouth on national TV! Ever since she was handed the center peach she’s been doing the most.
      And LOL @ having to read the recap to know what Kandi said.

      • Authentic

        But when is the center peach given? You think in advance? I thought after filming. But I don’t know. Why give Kandi Center Peach during filming.?

        • Marsbars09

          I don’t know why she was the “chosen one”.

      • Ronnie

        Kandi has goat genes, hence the speech pattern.

        • Marsbars09

          LOL!

  • Guessy

    It was funny. It’s like a “yo mama” joke. People are so damn sensitive now a days. Kandi is dark! No one can get offended anymore because the offend police comes out. Give me a break. Everyone there called him Papa Smurf and he was fine with that??? Lol 😂 these women call each other hœs and bishes. Nene called Peter a bytch, and this offends him. He is dark as hell and I probably couldn’t see him at night either. I have many many dark family members and we don’t get offended as BS like this… it was a “roasting” I have heard worse. He needs attention, if anything the dark joke was a compliment. Dark skin is beautiful and if he’s getting offended is because he needs attention, AGAIN.

    • The Champ

      I know exactly what you mean, my family is the same way. I don’t think Peter took it that way, he was just making a statement that the jokes were old and he’s heard them b4. BlackIsBeautiful ☺

      • Guessy

        I agree with you 100%

    • Allergic2dumbstuff

      Peter being offended at a skin color joke is like Phaedra being upset over a divorce party. I’ll admit, I did like when he shut Porsha up though. Even Todd 2 almost fell out of his seat; laughing so hard.

      • Guessy

        lol exactly. Peter is the first to talk crap about the women. They have been done with him. At least the women didn’t hit where it hurts him; Cynthia’s pocket. I hear at the reunion Porsha outs Fakedra as the “somebody” who told her Kandi and Todd wanted drug and drag her to their dungeon. Fake has been shady for sooo long and now the chickens have come home to roost.

  • The Champ

    If Peter was offended he should have spoken up for himself, he doesn’t have a problem doing so any other time. I am a proud African American woman and I thought the jokes were crazy, but most roasts are. Check out comedy channel. As far as Kandi and Sherain’t being ashamed of themselves, I think not. Sometimes we as black ppl like to play what we call the dozens and yes some folks take it too far. You can usually tell when someone is offended and when it’s time to apologize and shut it down. I’ve heard ppl on this very blog disrespect Peter on a daily basis, I’ve heard far worse. I’ve always sensed the racial undertones. Kandi’s fine, her Todd, Peter and Cyn have a wonderful bond. It’s not that serious, believe me. I can’t believe some are defending Peter, I’m here for the comments, hilarious 🛋🍿🍷😁😁😁

    • Authentic

      Slightly agree!

      • The Champ

        Ok, Thanks 🙄

    • Guessy

      It is not that serious. I think he is realizing he’s not going to be part of this group of people anymore. Cynthia is done with him… she’s coming back next season and he isn’t. He’s out of the circle. It’s like “Why did I get married” crew and they kicked one out you know… He’s going to miss that check… Pobresito.

      And yes, people caping for granpa Peter like he has been an exemplary husband, friend, dude. Cheating, money grubbing on Cynthia for YEARS. GMAB!

      • The Champ

        I’m actually sad to see him go. No he wasn’t the greatest husband and he’s finally realizing that he messed up a good thing. Hopefully he learned his lessons and moved on. Peter brought humor to the show, I found him to be hilarious. He just wasn’t good husband material at the time. I wish him and Cyn the best and hope they can remain cordial. Noelle loves Peter, he’s just not for her mom.

        • chacha1

          not once in all the years did I find Peter funny, yet alone hilarious, he has been mean and arrogant and even threatened Cynthia when she was sick

          • The Champ

            He wasn’t the best husband and he learned that the hard way. I don’t see him as a bad person, maybe misunderstood, but not bad. Noelle seems to have love for him, Leon as well. He ain’t all bad, don’t believe ylthe hype. ☺

  • The Champ

    Like clockwork ⏰ #staywoke #payattention

  • sideof Sour Cream

    If I were him I’d be offended by the Papa Smurf comparisons. But I think he enjoys them, which explains the “Papa Smurf blue” he is so fond of wearing.

  • BetteDavisEyez1

    Kandi told the black jokes but it was his boy Tiny Todd that told the broke jokes. Me thinks Petey boy took offense to his buddy’s jokes more than anything.
    The irony of it all is that Todd is following Peter’s blueprint. LMAO!!

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Pete’s complaining? But, he wasn’t at the time he was cashing Andy checks. Andy Cohen checks. Now was he? Stop it! You knew what you were getting into.

  • Monalisa Kutsoati

    It was a roast, of course they say things that are the border line of not funny!!!. Chocolate is awesome!! Dont sweat the small stuff Peter!