Several Reality Tea readers are outraged today after spotting racially insensitive ads popping up around Atlanta this weekend. The ads feature The Real Housewives of Atlanta with “Black Wives Matter” as a tagline. The ads are plastered all around the ATL and, as you can imagine, people are disgusted.
Our readers who sent over several examples of the ads are wondering if Bravo could be behind such a crass rip-off of the “Black Lives Matter” movement. I want to believe that Bravo has no idea this is going on!
First, Bravo may do some truly tacky and outrageous things at times, but being racially insensitive in such an offensive way doesn’t seem plausible. Second, while Bravo hasn’t bothered to update the Real Housewives of Atlanta cast photos in three seasons, this particular photo includes Porsha Williams. Porsha is no longer a full time Housewife and was photoshopped out of this year’s cast photo and Claudia Jordan was pasted in. And this “ad” photo also includes Demetria McKinney, who is also not a full time cast member. So it looks like an “outside” job and most likely not Bravo’s doing.
Teresa‘s absence is the perfect excuse, IMO, to put the show out of its misery.
Andy Cohen recently addressed the issue on Ask Me Anything on Reddit, “We have not made any plans relating to the future of the Jersey Housewives. We’ll go back and meet and talk and re-evaluation soon.”
“Phaedra is always assuming I’m siding with Apollo, which isn’t true,” insisted Kandi. “Todd and Apollo became pretty good friends, so I would say he takes Apollo’s side a lot. Todd and I have serious debates over their issues. I get to the point where I am like, ‘Listen Todd, we should not be arguing about their problems.’ It’s crazy really.” Phaedra said NeNe has been the most supportive.
Bethenny‘s currently in the middle of a press tour for her books, Cookie Meets Peanut and Skinnygirl Cocktails, so now she’s promoting the books AND she’s talking about the ratings challenged show. As they say, timing is everything.
In a recent interview with Extra, Bethenny talked about her decision to return to Real Housewives of New York, her personal life, and her reaction to Real Housewives of New Jersey‘s Teresa Giudice‘s prison sentence.
After Teresa was sentenced and all the bigwigs sat around wondering what to do now, I was like, “Um, FIRE HER?!?” I mean, seriously! I was not shocked, however, to learn that a pink slip wasn’t on the list of options.
“Euros of Hollywood follows six outrageous Europeans living in Los Angeles with personalities as big as their native countries while they strive to achieve their version of the American Dream,” shares Bravo. “These ambitious and unfiltered men and women will stop at nothing to rise to the top. With their hearts on their sleeves and a shared bond as Europeans, they’ll help each other in their pursuit of fame, fortune, and family.”
Euros of Hollywood premieres November 3 at 10 pm ET/PT on Bravo. Check out the cast photos and bios and the trailer below.