At this point in time, we’re wondering if either “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” is grasping at straws, or if the show really thinks it is the best form of entertainment to watch people squabble about the same comments made weeks ago again and again and again.
The focus of the “black baby” comments made in South Africa was brought up for the umpteenth time during Sunday night’s new episode, and this time it was at a celebration of an event that is more or less a christening for Phaedra Parks’ son Ayden. (On a related note, why are “Housewives” stars always fighting at christening? Is it so that they can pray for forgiveness immediately afterwards?) After the ceremony itself was over in the parking lot, Kim Zolciak and Cynthia Bailey had it out over who really said the comment about it being hard to see Kim holding an African child. After Kandi Burruss deflected some attention her way last week, Cynthia finally owned up to it, said that she was trying ust to make a funny joke, and promptly apologized. With that, it looks like we can finally close the door on this issue … at least until the reunion where Andy Cohen rehashes it again for the sake of additional drama in a drama-less season.
In going back to the christening, this marked the second straight episode that we were able to see Phaedra throw some sort of lavish celebration for her son, but we still have to say that the dozen birthday cakes take the cake as the most ridiculous thing we have seen on this show from a party standpoint yet. (Though Cynthia and Peter Thomas getting into an argument at their anniversary party is pretty high up there, as well.)
While there were other key moments in this episode (including Kroy Biermann returning from training camp and Kim telling him about the Sweetie crisis), we’re still fixated on how much play producers have gotten out of the “black baby” issue. Do you think think that this was a story that really needed a full month of narrative before we finally reached something resembling a conclusion?