June 3, 2021 | 12:41pm
Crystal Kung Minkoff called Sutton Stracke “highly insecure” on Wednesday’s episode of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” after the pair’s racially charged fight was further explored in the opening minutes.
Minkoff, the franchise’s first Asian American cast member, spoke to Stracke, 50, in last week’s episode about her experiences with racial stereotyping. The conversation led to a heated exchange between the two, with Minkoff, 38, asking Stracke, “Are you one of those people that you don’t see color?”
An emotional Stracke, who recently issued a public apology to Minkoff, replied on Wednesday’s episode, “I really don’t see color. I don’t see race.”
In a separate confessional, Minkoff explained that “I see color, it’s part of who I am. A white person telling me you don’t see color, it’s like brushing it under the rug.”
As the conversation continued, Kyle Richards — who recently had a meaningful discussion with Garcelle Beauvais about racial undertones — said of Stracke, “When she says, ‘I don’t see color,’ it means, ‘I see all of us equally,’ is what she means.”
Minkoff then told Stracke, “That line is not the same.”
As the night came to an end, Minkoff said, “I think we can just agree to disagree, I guess.” The next morning, Stracke approached Minkoff to discuss the evening’s conversation.
“I don’t know quite why I reacted. I just didn’t want you to think that I’m not sensitive to another race or another culture,” Stracke explained.
Minkoff noted that she believes Stracke sees “everyone equally.” Stracke said she was set off by Minkoff’s comments.
“For me, what really set me off was when you said, ‘Are you the girl that says, “I don’t see color?”‘ That was insulting,” she said.
Minkoff then explained how she has been “on the other side of racism” and has “been attacked.”
“‘People see color,’ that comment actually holds people back [in] society,” Minkoff told Stracke, who then apologized.
“If I offended you or made you feel angry at me for crying — I don’t know, I didn’t mean to do that,” Stracke said.
For the group’s dinner, however, drama was on the menu, as Stracke noticed texting amongst her co-stars and felt left out over the joke.
“When I’m not in on the joke, it freaks me out,” she explained to Minkoff and Beauvais as they drove home from the restaurant.
Back at the house, Stracke then turned her attention to Minkoff, who had tried to nudge her in the car about the situation at hand.
“I kicked you because I didn’t want to ruin the joke,” Minkoff said.
Minkoff was perplexed by Stracke’s behavior and called her “highly insecure.”
“If it’s not about her or she’s not included, she thinks that she’s somehow the victim of something,” Minkoff said. “She should win an Oscar for being a drama queen.”
Minkoff told Stracke she was sorry in real-time and suggested she “move on.”
“You cannot rationalize with irrational people,” Minkoff added in her confessional.
The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. on Bravo.