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Andy Cohen received backlash for how he handled a recent confrontation on "Real Housewives of Atlanta," and now he is explaining why he booted Porsha Williams form the show's reunion episode.
Cohen came under fire after he hosted the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" reunion special in which the show's stars Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore got into a physical altercation. While the altercation consisted of Williams pulling Moore to the floor by her hair, many fans of the show and some of its stars insisted that the latter's use of props provoked the former.
Now, the Bravo TV producer and reunion host, is detailing his reasoning behind kicking Williams off of the show instead of Moore.
"..The reason Porsha went home (which I got a lot of questions about) was that she said quite clearly that she felt that she was not prepared for the day. I don't know if that meant emotionally or physically or otherwise," Cohen explained on Bravo's "Ask Andy." "But I did not and the producers agree, want to put her in a situation where she was unprepared for. As you will see, there was a lot more frank talk and I did not want to put Porsha in a position where she couldn't feel like she could defend herself with her words and place further stress on her."
Moore brought a bullhorn and a scepter to the stage, both of which she aimed at Williams. Last week Cohen announced that the behavior would no longer be allowed.
"It's official -- no more props at reunions," Cohen tweeted.
The executive and Bravo personality in his own right also defended himself against backlash on Twitter.
"@Andy how would you feel if you were on the receiving end of the megaphone," one person question Cohen to which he responded, " I wouldn't like it but I wouldn't get up out of my seat either."