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Tamra Barney, Real Housewives of OC Member, Under Fire for Calling Fiance a "Beaner"

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Cracker, meet Beaner

I do not watch The Real Housewives of Orange County, not because I'm a snob (I'm all about The Real Housewives of Atlanta--wasn't Kenya CRAY CRAY this season?!) but because I find all the cast members insufferable and interchangeable. So when I started receiving emails that Tamra Barney called her Latino beau a "beaner" in the show, I had to remember: who was she? Was she the one with the Jesus jugs, or the one with the nice daughter that helped out my chica in the emergency room, or the one whose son kept getting arrested? Oh, she was the blonde? Um, okay...

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Anyhoo, on this past week's episode, Barney and her fiancé, one Eddie Judge, were at a Mexican restaurant--probably Javier's, as that's a favorite scene for the show. As an aside, Barney said she liked going to Mexican restaurants because it allowed him to express his "inner beaner."

Viewers immediately took Barney to task for using the racial slur, and Barney knew it was coming and refused to apologize. "After you watch [the] episode and you feel the need to tip me a new asshole for saying "Eddie's inner beaner just came out" know this..He calls me "his cracker or his honky" and I call him "my beaner." she wrote on her Facebook page. "We're weird like that! Not Racist!"

Although I will not pass judgement on the nicknames couples give each other, I still find this entire episode offensive. Honey: "beaner" is SO 1970s. Only people with no sense in reality and Carlos Mencia still use that antiquated term, whether insultingly or endearingly. What are you: some clueless South County type? Oh, wait...

And Eddie? Only Chris Rock can call gabachos "cracker." Since you're apparently part-Mexican, get with the Reconquista: if you want to insult your gal with a food term, call her your hot tamale--or, better yet, your concha.

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Andi
Andi

Tamra is just pure white trash!  That skank insulted the entire country of Mexico.  She lies for a living on a TV show, guzzles alcohol, humiliates her own children, then laughs about it.  She'll never act her age, only look it.  When will Bravo dump that talentless loser?  What in the hell is that fruitcake Andy Cohen thinking???

Andi
Andi

Tamra is just pure white trash!  That skank insulted the entire country of Mexico.  She lies for a living on a TV show, guzzles alcohol, humiliates her own children, then laughs about it.  She'll never act her age, only look it.  When will Bravo dump that talentless loser?

WillieStortz
WillieStortz topcommenter

Oh please. 


I'm sure here family calls him a lot worse than that. At least when he's not around.

nanilove8556
nanilove8556

I dont care if you guys joke around like behind the scenes saying comments like that in your own home but on tv come on really how could you not think people wouldnt take offenise to the word beaner really your not a dumb women ok come on if black people dont like people use the n word it the same for latinos and white people dont like to be called white trash no there dont there mean hateful words and they history behind these

vegandawg23
vegandawg23 topcommenter

Mexicans need to get over it. You eat alot of beans right? Do you deny it? So beaner it is. Asian cars are called ricers. Noone cares. 

cricketnoises
cricketnoises

i knew this chick names tonya barney, she was a loose white chick... but she was cool,  she liked mexican guys cause they treated her good. 

Olga Lorena Murguia
Olga Lorena Murguia

lmaooo u mad bro? sounds like u took direct offense to my comment lmfaooo get bent plz and ty XD fkn emo beaner :) dude u take shit too serious and ty i do look good for my age ;)

John Paul Salas
John Paul Salas

The word beaner is not offensive to me and never will be.

Edward Reyna
Edward Reyna

"emo fag",? Let me guess, you are under 25, and too dumb to recognize an insult when you hear it. If you had even the slightest sense of our culture, you would know that "beaner" is an offensive, racist term.

Edward Reyna
Edward Reyna

I think she verbalized how a lot of people feel about "us".

Hector Flores
Hector Flores

well. did he have a bean on his head? Was there a bean in the vicinity? Did he have beans in a prior meal?

Anthony Thomas
Anthony Thomas

This is why your shocked when you get socked in the mouth....

Anthony Thomas
Anthony Thomas

Racist jokes coming from White People are hardly funny...

Anthony Thomas
Anthony Thomas

This is just as bad as Black women marrying White men and being called racist things while having sex...

Luis Hernandez
Luis Hernandez

Wait!! Isn't Gustavo from the OC!?! You know how people are in the OC!!!

Jess Mendoza
Jess Mendoza

Hats off to Tamra! From a real O.C. Beaner. Yea Baby!

Olga Lorena Murguia
Olga Lorena Murguia

who cares about immaturity lol dude ppl are too sensitive now a days and need to realize that not everything is meant to be bad -.- grow up if yall so mature XD loool

keonianalo
keonianalo

Really? 'Javier's'?? The food CHUPAS!! Tamara still rides the 'beaner', though...right? I can use that word as I am one myself... and pretty damn proud of it, too!!

Ruben Alvarez
Ruben Alvarez

Beaners.... like to kick you in the face. ~Tommy Chong in C&C Next movie...

Olga Lorena Murguia
Olga Lorena Murguia

nope its not unless u some prissy over sensitive emo fag trying to make something out of nothing lol she married a beaner she liked the beaner dick gtfo over it looool now u can call me racist aswell even if im mexican XD

Will Webb
Will Webb

those tv programs are just as bad as las telenovelas de televisa... but again... tv caters to the lowest common denominator in IQ....both Spanish and English channels... read a book people!

Bob Morgan
Bob Morgan

It's Coto....it's their pet names for each other...lighten up.

Hung Lili
Hung Lili

Again she needs more botox to stretch her brain cells!! LOL shut the front door =)

Brook Pieper
Brook Pieper

I call my white husband a cracker. I'm full Mexicana and he has never called me a beaner in jest or in a loving way. He knows I will slap the taste out his mouth. It is understood that I am Mexicana and proud! Tamara es una ignorante!!!

Ask a Mexican
Ask a Mexican

Wetback is offensive but beaner isn't? REAL logic there...

Gus Vastardis
Gus Vastardis

And he is still with her... That is his bad. Me, don't watch the show, don't know or want to know this pendeja. My $0.02. Peace.

Ismael Valles
Ismael Valles

Se refiere a su caverna sin fondo. It's the lame excuse we all know: my friend is, or I know someone who is ___ so it's ok for me to sa ___.

Diana Pineda
Diana Pineda

Seriously?? I'm not offended by the word beaner. I've got enough self confidence not to get hung up on stupidity. Whatever!!

Peter Swimm
Peter Swimm

That's ok, he calls her a "vapid skank" all the time!

WillieStortz
WillieStortz topcommenter

Like they bought her a lot of tacos and Mexican candles?

holydiablo
holydiablo

@Olga Lorena Murguia being mexican doesn't exclude you from ignorance or being racist against your own...its called internalized racism. How old are you? you're either young and ignorant or old with a low IQ

 

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