Williams, 31, took to Instagram to this week promote her appearance at the Ultimate Women’s Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, where she was selected to give the keynote address. Castmates Kenya Moore, Cynthia Bailey and Marlo Hampton also made an appearance at the annual convention, which invites women to “explore your own personal style, renew your soul, and uncover your passions.”
“We don’t play when it comes to business! 🔥 ” Williams captioned an IG post promoting the event, showing fliers that featured Moore, Bailey and Marlo. “@uwexpo#SupportBlackBusinesses”
Members of the cast lauded Williams for her support, however, some fans couldn’t wrap their heads around why Hampton was included.
“Marlo?? What In the world does she has to offer anyone? Please!!!!,” one fan wrote.
“What does Marlo do again?? I thought she was an escort 🤔🤔,” another chimed in.
One user insisted she wasn’t trying to be shady, but said: “Now I will go see Porsha, Kenya & Cynthia because I know they have products and business owner knowledge to offer, but can someone please tell me what Marlo has to offer?”
Hampton, who is a friend of RHOA and not an official cast member, has described her self as a “hustler” who owns several businesses, including a clothing store and an online jewelry boutique named in honor of her mom and grandmother.
“I’m an entrepreneur, I’m a hustler,” she told “Watch What Happens Live” host Andy Cohen last year.
Even with multiple businesses under her belt, some fans argued that Marlo should’ve been nixed from Porsha’s post because she’s not an official peach-holder.
“Marlo could’ve been excluded,” one critic commented. “Just don’t consider her to be a RHOA.”
“I support all of them… except Marlo!” another wrote.
Still, there were those who rose above the shadiness and hate to congratulate all four ladies on their entrepreneurial success.
“Yasssss❤❤❤we love strong black women representing themselves beautifully !!!! BLACK DONT CRACK HONEYYYY😘🤪 Represent the ‘A’!!” a fan wrote.
“It’s nice seeing strong black women take a lead 🙌🙌” said another.
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