Nene Leakes Fired From ‘Great Xscape Tour’ After Rape Joke

by Krystal Franklin

October 12, 2017

Photo by Randy Shropshire/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz USA

Ouch! Well we can’t say we didn’t see the backlash coming.

According to TMZ, Nene Leakes has been dropped from The Great Xscape Tour after she jokingly said she hoped a female heckler’s “Uber driver rapes her” on the way home. The reality television star has since apologized, even live streaming how affected she was by her comments.

But the tears weren’t enough for Xscape. The group reportedly released a statement ending ties with Leakes.

“Like many, we were dismayed by the recent remarks made by our talented colleague and friend Nene Leakes. As a result, we have decided to no longer proceed with her participation on our tour. It was an unfortunate incident for which Nene has since apologized and we wish her the best as she navigates this very difficult period. As strong supporters of all women, we know this decision is what is best. Our hearts go out to all female victims and we stand with you! “

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, celebrities like Barack Obama and Viola Davis have spoken out strongly against predators and those that take advantage of men and women. With this move, it seems as if Xscape is doing the same.

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