Like every other reality TV show that we all love and love to hate, the over-the-top drama never ends on Big Rich Atlanta.
On a recent episode, Katie Davidson's long-time friend and designer, Donald Mitchell, carried on like a chauvinist, drunken maniac at a party. Donald drank his weight in alcohol, cried about his pumpkin shirt from Paris, and harassed Virginia Kolb and Marcia Marchman, calling them bitches and whores, until they left the party.
Donald said that the show's production directed him to play a "role" and "act a certain way," adding, "Those who know me understand the character I play on the show is merely a character and is different than how I conduct myself elsewhere."
However, Katie's dearest Donald is also a city councilman, and his "city" isn't too happy about his recent drunken display on Big Rich Atlanta.
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"I feel the way he portrays himself is demeaning to woman and rather crude," Lee Guy, a local blogger, wrote about Donald. "I think it tarnishes the reputation of Alpharetta to have a sitting councilman behave like that.”
One of many negative comments on the blog, a local resident wrote, “I find it repulsive. I find it embarrassing. I think it shows a lack of maturity, a lack of wisdom and those things are needed to help govern the city.”
In all fairness, not everyone thinks Donald's appearance on Big Rich Atlanta is a big deal. One resident said that Donald is one of the most purposeful members in the community, adding, "I think people should be more concerned with what he's doing when he's seated on council."
“I’ve been in social situations with Donald and I know he doesn’t act like that,” another local acquaintance insisted. “I’ve been amazed at the vitriol because it’s completely out of proportion.”
All I have to say is, if that disgusting show of Donald's was all an act, that man deserves an Oscar.
TELL US – SOFT SCRIPTED OR NOT – DOES A CITY COUNCILMAN HAVE ANY BUSINESS ACTING LIKE THAT ON TV?
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