On May 14, Moon changed her Instagram and Twitter bio to read, “Previous cast member of #RHOD.” The star also posted a cryptic message on her Twitter that same day, which hinted at her departure. Moon wrote, “Good morning to everyone. It’s time for a change. Have a wonderful day!”
However, later that day on May 14, Moon changed her bio on social media to read, “Cast member #RHOD.”
Moon made her debut on “The Real Housewives of Dallas” during this past season, and was the first Asian-American housewife to ever be cast on the franchise. However, Moon’s transition onto the show wasn’t the most smooth, as she often had to deal with microaggressions from her fellow castmates, especially after the cast had to confront a video of Brandi Redmond that resurfaced last year which showed her mocking Asian people.
This week, Moon has also faced discriminatory comments from her castmate, Kameron Wescott’s family on Twitter. According to Page Six, in a since-deleted Tweet, Westcott’s husband, Court, called Moon an “anti-racist” and more. Westcott’s husband’s brother, Chart, also spoke negatively about Moon’s job as an anesthesiologist.
“The insinuations the Westcotts made in those tweets are reckless, defamatory and appalling,” Moon’s lawyer, Andrew Brettler told PEOPLE in a statement on May 14. “Dr. Moon is a professional in every sense of the word and is deserving of the excellent reputation that she’s earned as a physician and as a hard working mother. These attacks on her character will not be tolerated. The Westcotts would be well advised to keep mentions of Dr. Moon out of their social media feeds.”
Moon Has Hinted at a Departure Before
For some “Real Housewives of Dallas” fans, Moon’s potential departure might not come as a shock. Moon has hinted at leaving the show before, telling Stylecaster in January 2021 that she might just be a “one-hit wonder.”
“I don’t know,” Moon admitted to the outlet earlier this year. “I might be a little bit of a one-hit wonder. It was a lot in terms of the time away from my family because normally I work and when I’m not working, I’m with my family. But this time, I was at work, and when I wasn’t working, I was working, so I didn’t see my family for much over the summer. Ask me again in 12 or 13 weeks when it all finishes. I’m not sure I’m the sort of Housewife that people want to continue seeing. I have no idea.”
Moon Admitted That Joining ‘The Real Housewives of Dallas’ Was out of Her Comfort Zone
During a January 2021 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Moon admitted that joining the franchise was a bit out of her comfort zone. As an anesthesiologist by day, the star revealed that she wanted to see more representation on TV.
“I took a leap of faith and I’m here for it,” Moon told the outlet at the time. “This is something out of my comfort zone. It was an opportunity that was offered to me that I really wanted to take advantage of, because I think that young girls need to see more doctors on reality TV because we are real women. You will see me struggle with balancing working as a physician and having young children at home. I think people need to see more of that on TV instead of things that are, you know, make-believe and not at all like most people’s normal lives.”