NeNe Leakes featured in Smithsonian African-American History & Culture Museum

NeNe Leakes has long perfected the fine art of 'dismissal." CREDIT; Bravo

NeNe Leakes has long perfected the fine art of ‘dismissal.” CREDIT; Bravo

NeNe Leakes is featured in a display at the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington D.C., which opened this past weekend.

She noted her inclusion on Instagram and Twitter. “Take a tour when your [sic] in the area,” she wrote on Instagram, adding hashtags #culture #history #honored #amazing.

Leakes was included in a display about African-American mannerisms. She was part of the “Gestures of Dismissal,” right above a photo of actress Phylicia Rashad. Indeed, based on her many years on “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Leakes is able to “dismiss” someone who disapproves of her (or she disapproves of) with a very particular look, finger snap or eye roll.

A Twitter user accused her of stealing gestures from the gay community. She didn’t take that well:

By RODNEY HO/ rho@ajc.com, originally filed Monday, September 26, 2016


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