Days after the Real Housewives of New York City alum, 66, was cut from the festivities following the release of a controversial Real Housewives publication by Vanity Fair, which stated that Ramona had used the n-word and suggested that hiring Black cast members would “ruin” the show, Avery, 28, turned up at the Bravo Bazaar, where her company, Bach Booth, had a booth.
In a photo shared by Queen of Bravo on Twitter, Avery, wearing an ivory blazer, tan pants, and tan heels, waved to fans.
— Queens of Bravo (@queensofbravo) November 3, 2023
Following the sharing of the photo, fans had mixed reactions, with some applauding Avery for being “so ballsy” and others suggesting she should have “sat this one out.”
“I would think she would be nervous to go. Good for her,” one person wrote.
“I wouldn’t have gone but I give her credit for showing up. It’s her mom’s problem, not hers,” another agreed.
Meanwhile, others felt she shouldn’t have been there and criticized her and Ramona for having “no shame.”
“Girl, you should be hiding out [with] your racist mother. Imagine showing up smiling like that after your family was finally outed as the racists they have always been,” someone stated.
Another mocked Avery with a clown emoji, writing, “Just because my mom is majorly problematic isn’t going to stop me!”
“Why is she even there?” someone else wondered. “I wouldn’t be as she had nothing to do with the show. I’d let this be my mom’s problem unless she’s a fame-seeker like her mom.”
Amid the backlash, Avery spoke out about her mother, getting emotional while discussing her absence from the event.
“I love my mom, and I wish she could be here,” Avery told The Messenger at BravoCon 2023 on November 3. “I know she’s so proud of us.”
As she teared up and got a hug from business partner Jolie Lauren Golub, Avery admitted that appearing at BravoCon was a “full-circle moment.”
“I’ve been on Bravo since I was 12. I’m now 28, which is crazy. It’s my first BravoCon, so I’m excited to be here. The support and love is amazing,” she gushed.
Then mentioning the advice the RHONY alum gave her as she launched her company, which is described as “a full-service concierge and event-planning service for bachelorette parties, Avery said, “She always said that it’s important to love what you do, and the money will come.”