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NeNe Leakes Apologized For Telling An Audience Member At A Comedy Show That She Hopes She Gets Raped

"As a woman and someone who has survived abuse, I regret the words that I used," Leakes said in an apology posted on Facebook.

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NeNe Leakes is currently facing backlash for saying she hopes someone at her comedy show in Oakland over the weekend gets raped.

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta star was performing at The Paramount on Saturday, with a lineup that included other comedians like Tiffany Haddish and Loni Love.

A video surfaced on Facebook showing Leakes on stage, saying she hopes someone, presumably a heckler, gets raped by their Uber driver.

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People are not happy with how Leakes handled herself on stage. One person tweeted that they were boycotting the Real Housewives of Atlanta.

@TMZ boycotting #RHOA bc of @NeNeLeakes This is UNACCEPTABLE! She always says horrible things but this is career en…

"Rape is nothing to wish upon a human being," another user said.

@Bravotv @Andy @Uber Nene Leakes telling someone that she hopes he/she gets raped by an Uber driver is no joke and…

Others commented that "there's no humor" in making jokes about sexual violence.

@TMZ @FOX5Atlanta I pray #NeneLeakes never finds out how damaging rape is. Men & women who've survived a rape are n…

Leakes has since issued an apology on Facebook, saying, "As a woman and someone who has survived abuse, I regret the words that I used."

Nene Leakes / Via Facebook: NeneLeakes

BuzzFeed News has reached out to Leakes's management and Bravo for comments.

UPDATE: A spokesperson for Uber issued to following statement to BuzzFeed News:

"Wishing the trauma and violence of rape on anyone is nothing to joke about. Comments like these disrespect those affected by sexual assault and minimize the seriousness of a societal issue that affects millions."

Michael Blackmon is an entertainment reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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