Yesterday, more than 2,500 gathered at Cascade Hills Church in Columbus, Georgia, to say goodbye to Kim Porter. The former model’s funeral was a star-studded ceremony attended by many of her close friends and family. Since the mother of four died unexpectedly last week, many celebrities have taken to social media with beautiful tributes and words of condolences to her family. After Porter’s funeral, many took to social media with photos from the service.
Fans have had the opportunity to see a glimpse of the megachurch where the service was held, the grave site where Porter was buried next to her mother, Sarah L. Porter, and the funeral program. While many have reacted to the photos as expected, there are a few photos that have Porter’s fans angry and upset.
According to Celebrity Insider, Kandi Burruss, Toya Wright and her daughter, Reginae, NeNe Leakes, and Love and Hip Hop star Rasheeda are being blasted for a seemingly controversial photo they snapped at the service.
It has been reported that the outrage centers around the ladies smiling at Porter’s grave site. On Saturday, November 24, Rasheeda took to Instagram with a series of photos and a quick video from the grave site. One of the photos offered a glimpse of Porter’s birth and death dates and the video captured the colorful fireworks works show at the grave site. After the burial, the ladies posed for a few photos teogether. Despite the circumstances, the ladies were all smiles.
You can check out Rasheeda and NeNe’s posts below.
Apparently, the photos seemed to ruffle a few feathers. The celebrities were accused of using Porter’s funeral as a photo opp. However, many of NeNe Leakes’ fans defended the photos, noting her caption, which reads, “Celebration of Life for Kim Porter.” Although the funeral was, indeed, a disheartening occasion, many fans noted that the service was held to honor a beautiful soul.
The latest news follows a string of reports about Porter and those who loved her. After her death was reported, celebrities took to Instagram to pay their respects. From Kim Porter’s exes, Diddy and Al B. Sure, to many of her friends, including Kandi Burruss, Kimora Lee, Dallas Austin, Tyrese, NeNe Leakes, and all of Diddy’s exes, people have had nothing but kind words to say about the late mom of four.
Porter’s death certificate has been released, but her cause of death is still pending.