Ashlee White apologizes for Freeport comments - FOX 35 News Orlando

'Princesses: Long Island'

Ashlee White apologizes for Freeport comments

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

Ashlee White from the Bravo reality show "Princesses: Long Island" talked exclusively to Fox 5 News.

"I am so unbelievably sorry," she said. She apologized to the people of Freeport, Long Island, after a scene from the first episode of the show in which she said she was uncomfortable there.

"Dad there's literally benches and couches with the green wires and stuff," she tells her dad by phone in the scene while driving through a neighborhood in Freeport.

"The only thing I can tell you is be smart. Are your doors locked?" her father tells her.

Later in the episode, she describes her drive through the town and calls it a ghetto.

"I've been through the ghetto," she says. "I drove through the monsoon."

Those who live and work in Freeport say they were appalled.

Lana Manetto owns the Imperial Diner, which has been in the Freeport community for 42 years. She says the show completely misrepresented the town.

"I was totally aggravated," Manetto said. "I couldn't believe that they made Freeport look so bad."

Manetto added: "I was mortified. I will never watch that show. I will never watch it. It was so bad."

A Facebook page called "Boycott Princesses of Long Island" has nearly 3,000 likes.

Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy is also speaking out: "I am not going to dignify a response to this 'reality show,' but I will issue them a challenge. Come to Freeport. Embrace its richness, our diversity, and enjoy our waterfront."

But White said that despite the calls for a boycott, she hopes people will still tune in.

  • Long Island NewsLong Island NewsMore>>

  • Dangerous rip currents at NJ, NY beaches

    Dangerous rip currents at NJ, NY beaches

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:42:49 GMT
    The rip current risk remains high along the New Jersey and New York coastlines. Some beaches were open to the public but closed to swimmers. The National Weather Service issued a High Surf Advisory and Rip Current Statement for the area beaches because of the effects of Hurricane Cristobal, which is expected to track south and east of the Jersey shore through Thursday.
    The rip current risk remains high along the New Jersey and New York coastlines. Some beaches were open to the public but closed to swimmers. The National Weather Service issued a High Surf Advisory and Rip Current Statement for the area beaches because of the effects of Hurricane Cristobal, which is expected to track south and east of the Jersey shore through Thursday.
  • Hunt for forklift robber

    Hunt for forklift robber

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:39:16 GMT
    Police on Long Island are asking for the public's help in finding a forklift thief.  The bright yellow vehicle went missing Monday between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. from its parking spot near a building in Riverhead. One or more people used a flatbed tow truck with a white cab to remove the Caterpillar forklift.
    Police on Long Island are asking for the public's help in finding a forklift thief.  The bright yellow vehicle went missing Monday between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. from its parking spot near a building in Riverhead. One or more people used a flatbed tow truck with a white cab to remove the Caterpillar forklift.
  • Teen sentenced for deadly crash

    Teen sentenced for deadly crash

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:10:11 GMT
    A Queens teenager who admitted smoking marijuana and speeding before crashing into a tree in 2012, killing four of his friends on Long Island, was sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison on Tuesday.  The judge decided against a four-year youthful offender sentence for Joseph Beer, who was 17 at the time of the crash.
    A Queens teenager who admitted smoking marijuana and speeding before crashing into a tree in 2012, killing four of his friends on Long Island, was sentenced to 5 to 15 years in prison on Tuesday.  The judge decided against a four-year youthful offender sentence for Joseph Beer, who was 17 at the time of the crash.
Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices