I hope our Reality Tea family is enjoying a wonderful holiday week, with full bellies, fuller hearts, and a snarky outlook for what reality shows have in store for us in 2016! Real Housewives of Atlanta has had a crazy season thus far, and it can only get more insane after the most recent installment. Proving that no housewives can take a vacation without horrific drama, the RHOA ladies getaway to Miami was anything but fun, restful, or relaxing. In fact, it was downright hard to watch thanks to Tammy McCall Browning’s nephew Glen losing his shiz and slamming his aunt to the ground while trying to get to Kenya Moore after she told him to leave. Tugging on a wig is one thing, but battery is anything but entertaining. Take note, Bravo!
In her Bravo blog, Kenya espouses on the week’s episode with her own headlines, just in case you didn’t catch her theme. She begins, “MESSY–Many people accuse me of being messy. If you say something on a reality TV show with cameras recording you that you don’t want people to know about or ever repeat, don’t go on a reality TV show talking about people… Now that’s messy! You can call me messy, and at times I am. I own that. However, what I won’t do is look the other way when I see a potentially dangerous situation for myself, my friends, and cast mates.”
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Kenya continues, explaining why she wanted Glen gone from the Miami mansion…and pronto. I’m not going to say that Kenya would have made the same decision had Glen paid her the attention she desired (or was, at least, receptive to her snaps!), but it was clear to an outside viewer that he wasn’t in a right frame of mind. She writes, “WHY I WANTED GLEN TO LEAVE–Glen made me and Kandi [Burruss] uncomfortable on several occasions. He came in with a chip on his shoulder, calling us ‘bitches and hos.’ This was difficult to witness. I clearly saw a pattern of disrespectful behavior. We were all drinking and having fun on the boat, but his first response to me snapping my fingers at him was aggressive and uncalled for. I laughed it off, but I noted it,” adding, “He was then aggressive with Kandi, who is obviously pregnant. He threatened to show out ‘any bitches or hos try him or disrespect him,’ and when politely asked to leave by Tammy, he charged at me calling me a ‘little bitch’ and pushed his own Aunt down to the ground.”
Addressing her cast mates’ reactions to Glen’s violent behavior, Kenya is calling out Phaedra Parks in particular. She asserts, “PHAEDRA VS. MIKE BROWN AND FERGUSON–I’m astounded by Phaedra’s blatant attempt manipulate the fans and incite anger against me. She stated that my reaction to Glen was the same as that of a ‘white women in suburbia’ to an innocent Black boy walking down the street. This had nothing to do with a ‘white women in suburbia’ as Phaedra stated. Some men, like Glen, behave in a way that is unacceptable in society. We can feel a need to protect our men from unwarranted police brutality as in the Black Lives Matter campaign, but this is clearly not the same.” Man, I hate it when Kenya makes a good point! This situation wasn’t a race issue and Phaedra’s analogy was a bit ridiculous.
She blogs, “Further, if a man is acting in a threatening and aggressive manner thereby making women feel uncomfortable, we cannot ask them to leave? According to Kim Fields if we do, we are ‘hitting a hornet’s nest’ and ‘provoking’ a man. Shame on them! I do not have to accept a man’s abuse — physical or verbal, black or white. Glen was abusive, period. I deserve to feel safe in my environment. I deserve protection. I deserve respect. This incident is not about a racial divide. I am a woman first. These women are so resentful of my presence that they will always choose the side that is against me. Would any of these hypocritical mothers allow their sons to talk to women that way? Would that be acceptable to them for their sons to act the way Glen did? We saw Phaedra threaten to call the police on Apollo, but according to them I was wrong to ask Glen to leave.”
Of course, as much as I agree with Kenya, she can’t get down from her soapbox without reminding everyone it’s pretty much all about her. She reminds the viewers, “Regarding Phaedra, she has made it her mission on every episode thus far to call me a villain; making fun of my former skin condition, my dark brown skin tone, and now my preemptive actions made to protect not only her, but all of the women present. It’s evident that Kim Fields, Phaedra, Sheree [Whitfield], and Porsha [Williams] were all wrong about Glen. Yet, they were all ready to nail me to a stake until Kandi stated she agreed with me. Funny how that works isn’t it?” Sadly, she’s still making quite a bit of sense.
Kenya concludes, “THANKFUL–As the holidays approach it always reminds me of how blessed I am. I feel thankful that Tammy was not severely injured. I’m thankful for my intuition and that even though I’m a woman, I have the balls to act on my instincts, even if it makes me unpopular. I’m thankful that I don’t carry hate in my heart and thankful that my decisions prevented any of us from being hurt.” Well, technically, Tammy was injured (how scary was that to watch?), but thank goodness it wasn’t worse than it was. Am I the only one who was surprised when Tammy returned after her hospital stint? The ladies’ cellphone video was in very poor taste, in my opinion, but it was like something out of a horror movie!
TELL US – DOES KENYA MAKE SOME GOOD POINTS ABOUT HER CO-STARS’ REACTIONS? DID SHE PROVOKE GLEN?
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