updated 12/10/2013 AT 1:00 AM ET
•originally published 12/10/2013 AT 8:50 AM ET
Blame it on the heat.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills headed to the desert on Monday’s episode for some sun and fun, but ended up burning each other instead.
Joyce Giraud organized a girls weekend to Palm Springs, and the wives arrived at the sprawling mountainside compound ready to relax.
But a lazy afternoon by the pool dampened their spirits before the vacation had even begun.
“Please get in the water,” Brandi Glanville, 40, begged host Giraud, 38, after stripping down to her bikini and jumping in the pool.
“I really don’t want to get in the pool,” said Giraud, who remained in her chaise, later admitting, “I can’t swim.”
“You’re a black person,” Glanville said with a laugh, immediately offending Giraud and shocking the group. “It was a joke, and my black friends would have laughed crazy because they don’t go in the pool because they will [mess up] their weaves All my black friends can’t swim.”
“Yes, I’m black. What’s your problem?” asked the former Miss Puerto Rico. “Puerto Ricans are black, they’re Indian and they’re Spanish, so I am a mix of three cultures, and I am very proud to represent all three.”