Bob Whitfield laid down some seriously messed up talk on this week’s Real Housewives Of Atlanta, and the cast and viewers alike still haven’t fully recovered. Nor, in my opinion, should they. Housewives will be Housewives, and snark will be snark. But Bob’s cavalier comments about not choking Sheree Whitfield “hard enough” in the past were just plain grotesque and dangerous. Domestic violence is not a laughing matter.
Phaedra Parks agrees, sharing that she was “shocked and somewhat disturbed by him finding humor related to such a serious situation. Watching the emotional impact it had on Sheree was heart breaking. I encouraged him to apologize to ease her pain as they were clearly on two different pages. It was obvious Bob did not appreciate the emotional gravity of his words and tone.”
Kordell Stewart ain’t about the Down Low and a judge agrees! Last year a popular YouTube celebrity named Andrew Caldwell claimed he and the former Real Housewives Of Atlanta househusband had a secret gay relationship, Kordell denied the allegations, sued for slander, and has won millions in damages.
Andrew was unable to prove any such relationship with Kordell, but his allegations gained traction because Kordell has been shadowed by gay rumors since his days in the NFL. The matter wasn’t helped when his ex-wife Porsha Williams echoed such insinuations. However, we know how Porsha likes to flub the truth about what happens in people’s bedrooms – including her own. Anyway!
Tonight on Watch What Happens Live, Cynthia Bailey and Miss Lawrence dished on the most recent episodes of Real Housewives of Atlanta. Cynthia fills us in on her relationship with Peter Thomas and Miss Lawrence shares a few opinions on the Kandi/Porsha drama.
Miss Lawrence says, “I’m actually not on either one of their sides. I think that they’re making it seem like being a lesbian is a bad thing. I think what’s most degrading is that they’re disrespecting each other as human beings and as women. If someone’s a lesbian, own up to it.”
The problem is Porsha told a lie. She told a really damning and smearing lie. While lying is no new thing to this show (and it is amusing that Kenya Moore, who has told more falsehoods than Pinocchio, is the most enraged about Porsha’s lie), Porsha has told a lie that could potentially have legal ramifications or ruin Kandi’s reputation. The worst though is that Porsha doesn’t seem bothered by that, and doesn’t seem to get how bad this is. Nor does she seem bothered that Kandi is so upset. Which is especially disconcerting considering that Porsha and Kandi were once close friends.
What started as a drunken lesbian encounter between two friends, turned into a dramatic cesspool of nastiness on Real Housewives Of Atlanta. “I can understand why Kandi was so hurt and emotional. These ladies were once good friends, and things just went way too far,” says an appalled Cynthia. “These are serious allegations, and regardless of whether or not they are true, this stuff lives on social media and the Internet forever.”
Kenya says she was shocked to hear about Porsha’s incendiary claims of Kandi being mixed up with sex dungeons, drugs, and extra-marital lesbian relationships. “I know Kandi has been very honest about herself since I’ve known her. I’ve often said she is the most loyal friend I’ve ever seen, even when she would take sides with Phaedra [Parks]. With that said, Kandi has always been open about her sexuality, she has a sex toy line! I just cannot believe that the situation has become a real life movie: Sex, Lies, and Videotape.”
Kandi Burruss has been on Real Housewives of Atlanta for a long time, but this is the first season that the biggest story line of the season revolves around her. And it’s a lot to handle – at least for me.