Real Housewives of Atlanta – What were they thinking when they watched last week’s episode?
Cynthia Bailey has taken a lot of heat this week for her “b!tch in charge” attitude, so she spends most of her Bravo blog explaining herself. I’ll give her credit for not mentioning NeNe once. She does discuss Porsha ad nauseum, and lets us know that Porsha is full of crap. But we knew that. It appears as though Cynthia feels that Porsha is making up things for the drama. She especially took offense at Porsha calling her a THOT (that hoe over there) for the Ebony photoshoot. She points out how ludicrous that was – but of course it’s Porsha – so who really cares. She then shares these side-by-side photos. Point to Cynthia.
In the end she sums it up by saying that where she went wrong in the episode was allowing Porsha to disrespect her by arriving an hour late. “I feel an ongoing issue in this group of ladies is the blatant disrespect for people’s time. It is just rude and inappropriate. It also says a lot about a person to have no regard for another person’s time (no call or text) and feel no need to apologize. I find this behavior extremely irritating and actually offensive. Looking back, I never should have allowed my frustration to take me out of character. What could have been a respectful and cordial conversation between two grown women ended up being a pointless waste of time. My mistake was not leaving after the customary 15 minute grace period.”
It’s great that Kandi is blogging this season, but she’s still doing the Q & A thing, which I’m beginning to think is a ploy Bravo is using to get these ladies to blog. Kandi clearly isn’t into it, and gives a lot of short answers, but asked what she thought about the Cynthia – Porsha confrontation and whether she was surprised, she says, “Yes. Cynthia is a sweet person, but I think people have called her a follower and have taken her kindness for weakness for so long that she just wants to let everybody know that she’s not weak. Therefore every time she feels the slightest bit of disrespect, she goes overboard trying to put that person in check. Now she comes off as this mean girl. It’s like she can’t win for losing — if she’s too nice, she’s weak, and if she’s too aggressive, she’s a bitch.”
Phaedra blogged, and I’m shocked that she is so solidly team NeNe/Porsha. She explains it this way, “While our show is about a group of women who socialize together, socializing does not equate to true friendship. True friends delight in the building up of one another rather than bashing each other. Throughout my tumultuous situation it has been Porsha’s sweetness,NeNe’s constant support and advice, coupled with Kandi’s steadfast friendship that has sustained and comforted me.”
Phaedra can be friends with whomever she likes, but her next paragraph pissed me off. “The exchange between Porsha and Cynthia during this week’s episode was disappointing. I have always thought of Cynthia as a nice person, but her behavior last night was unbecoming. Porsha was late and I understand Cynthia’s frustration. However, as Porsha’s elder, Cynthia should be setting an example.” I’m sorry, but does she think Porsha is a child? This ageism thing is really unbecoming Phaedra. Very unbecoming. I thought you were a respectful southern belle.
Phaedra doesn’t mention Kenya or Apollo.
Kenya does bring up Apollo’s lies, and basically says that all of the women have treated her poorly because they believed him. I’m not sure about that. Some of the women treated her poorly because of the things she did to them. And she’s treated them poorly in return. To prove my point, she takes aim and fires squarely at NeNe. “I have been respectfully employed since the age of 14, managing to stay off a pole and out of jail. Therefore, for 20 plus years I have been around the block working. NeNe cannot say the same. I will no longer tolerate the thinly veiled insults aimed at my virtue as a woman. Several seasons ago, NeNe blatantly flirted with Peter and was greatly criticized. However, no one took her seriously because of the way she looks. Clearly, she’s not a threat to anyone’s marriage. Lucky for her.” Okay. NeNe was not greatly criticized for flirting with Peter. Don’t get it twisted Kenya. She was teased about it, threw a hissy fit and claimed she wasn’t flirting. Her flirting wasn’t taken seriously because Gregg was right there by her side – and it was PETER!!
She gives a shout out to Cynthia, but calls her almost 50. Hello – Cynthia is 47 – that’s closer to 40 than 50 in my mind (do not do the math). “I was so proud to see Cynthia’s Ebony magazine spread celebrating a woman’s beauty that is nearly 50 years old. It’s unnerving to hear her tasteful and elegant spread be compared to an Instagram “THOT spread,” an acronym meaning “those hos over there.” There are also constant jabs about age (“mean old lady” etc.) from people who can’t even spell acronym.” To be fair, I doubt Porsha can pronounce acronym, much less spell it.
NeNe didn’t blog (of course). She’s in rehearsals for Cinderella.
Claudia Jordan has officially joined the cast, and has logged her second blog. She dishes a little bit about her goofy side – to deflect from the “loosing her tooth while having sex” story. NeNe made a comment when hearing that Claudia was filming for RHOA, saying, “The Thirst is Real.”
Instead of playing the victim and milking it, Claudia pointed out how ludicrous the statement was, saying, “I thought that was an odd reaction. I mean how is it “thirsty” of me to be in a city where I just got hired to work? I didn’t understand that comment. As someone that always prides herself for being such a hard worker, a hustler, and a worker bee, I was surprised that NeNe would say something that seemed shady about another fellow hard worker like myself, who is just out here making my own money and pursuing my own dreams. The irony of it all is that our professional paths have crossed in Atlanta before, so why would it be “thirsty” of me to be out here now? I auditioned for the Rickey Smiley show and got the job, signed my contract, and relocated like I’m supposed to. So as far as being “thirsty,” I’m actually quite satisfied and whatever thirst I may have had for bookings has clearly been quenched.” Of course Claudia isn’t allowed to go behind the 4th wall and talk about the reality show she also auditioned for when she relocated to Atlanta, but the point is still the same. She’s a hustler and went after a job on the show. She got it. How is that thirsty? Is NeNe thirsty when she goes after a part on Broadway? Is being thirsty a bad thing?
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