RHOBH star Erika Jayne slams fan who blasts cop son as she says 'his job is to protect and serve all'June 3, 2020
REAL Housewives' Erika Jayne defended her LAPD police officer son on Instagram yesterday after a follower questioned her for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
The RHOBH star took part in yesterday's social media initiative '#BlackoutTuesday' and posted a black square in a show of support against racial inequality.
The 24-hour social media blackout was to highlight the fight against racial injustice and police violence in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of white police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25.
In light of her post, an Instagram follower commented underneath and pointed out that her son Tommy Zizzo, 28, is a police officer.
The comment set the reality star off and caused her to fire back: "My son was brought up NOT to be racist.
"His job is to protect and serve ALL not just people that have his skin color.
"F**k you and stay off my page."
Following her social media spat, the Bravo star was inundated with support from her 2million followers after standing up for her son amid the complicated relationship between law enforcement and the public.
Recently, Erika shared a shot of her son in his LAPD uniform, which she rarely does, and admitted to Andy Cohen on SiriusXM's Radio Andy earlier this month that she's "so proud" of him.
The Dancing With The Stars alum said: "I put him on Instagram and he's my best-performing post.
"He didn't choose this life, I chose this life, and you try to protect them. I don't care if he is an adult and he carries a gun and a badge.
Adding: "At the end of the day, he's still my boy, but I posted it and I'm glad I did.
"He is a very fine young man and I'm so proud. I am a proud mom, you know, of my essential worker son.
"He's out there working like every other man and woman… listen, this is a crazy time – we're all concerned for all of our families."
Erika had her only child at 20-years-old from her first marriage to Thomas Zizzo Sr. whom she was married to from 1991-1996.
The couple split when their son was a toddler and Erika remarried her second husband, 80-year-old attorney Thomas Girardi, in 1999.
Despite Erika becoming a full-time Housewife in 2015, her son has never made appearance on the Bravo series.
When asked on The Today Show in 2018 if Tommy would ever make an appearance on the show, she replied: “Not everybody wants to be on TV, believe it or not..
"I know that sounds crazy. But, he’s in a dangerous line of work and he prefers his anonymity as much as possible and I agree with that."
Tommy graduated from the Los Angeles Police Academy in November 2014 and previously worked at the Jersey City Police Activity League.
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