Brace yourselves: There is a reality TV behavior rant coming your way now when it comes to “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Porsha Williams (who is no longer going by Porsha Stewart for pretty obvious reasons) is speaking out now about what transpired on that insane reunion show that aired earlier this month, and the general sentiment to take away from it is as follows: The court of opinion is going to be debating this one for years.
Porsha taped an appearance on “Access Hollywood Live” to air on April 30, and she claimed during the chat that first and foremost, Kenya Moore (who is the subject of most of her harsh words and also a physical altercation) doesn’t treat the show in the same way that she does:
“For Kenya, she looks at this as a job. It’s a show to her; it’s just entertainment … So she doesn’t take anything seriously . . .Here I am living this real life and here she is portraying one.”
We get the sentiment of what Porsha is saying here, but we don’t even remotely buy into the idea. Porsha has to know, like anyone else, that this show is a three-ring circus, and everyone is bringing forward what they want to put on the air. It is a job and it is entertainment, and while playing up for the cameras is annoying, Kenya would be the 1,000,000,000th reality TV personality in human history to do such a not-so-egregious thing.
Porsha’s latest accusations are a little more shocking:
“I appreciate the love, but understand the deeper thing that’s going on here, it’s bullying. Bullying can happen as an adult it can happen as a child in college on your work place everywhere.”
Was Porsha mistreated? Definitely, but there is a major difference between being mistreated and being bullied that is the point that really needs to be remembered here. Bullying has become one of the most irritating buzz words on reality TV, mostly because you choose to put yourself in that environment (which can become toxic as everyone fights for screen time), and the overuse of the term starts to really diminish its effectiveness for those who legitimately are. It’s the social version of “the reality star who cried wolf.”
At the end of the day, our feeling is still that Kenya and Porsha should both go, and anyone who gets physical on a reality TV show should join them. All this really teaches otherwise is that if you want media attention, get physical on national TV.
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