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Carole Radziwill Slams Countess LuAnn De Lesseps Over ‘Racist’ Indian Remark

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By Radar Staff

Carole Radziwill and Countess LuAnn De Lesseps clash over a racially insensitive faux pas in a preview clip from Monday’s upcoming Real Housewives of New York City.

LuAnn’s use of the phrase “Indian” — in lieu of Native American — irritates Carole, who informs her, “Anyone over the third grade knows not to say ‘Indian.’”

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The beautiful Countess — who has Native American blood on her father’s side — responds by chanting while patting her mouth, mocking Carole’s cultural sensitivities.

Carole incredulously says, “Native American … I don’t know … everyone over the third grade …”

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The Countess tries to blow it off, saying her boyfriend “always calls me his Wild Indian,” which doesn’t offend her.

Carole says in an off-camera interview that the LuAnn’s words rubbed her the wrong way, as Native Americans have a “history of being neglected, discriminated against and abused.

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“And that is something you don’t joke about,” she adds.

Carole explains to the Countess, “I think the point was that Native American vs. Indian … nobody says Indian anymore because it’s politically incorrect,” but the Countess isn’t swayed.

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“Isn’t there a museum in Washington called the American Indian Museum?” she asks in an off-camera interview.

See the rest of the drama unfold when The Real Housewives of New York City airs on Bravo at 9/8c Monday.

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In the meantime catch you RHONYC fix by watching the sneak peek below:

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