Reza Farahan angered many fans when he lashed out at a neighbor, Sasha, and his brother, Salman, this week on Shahs of Sunset. He called Salman a "f-g" and dissed Sasha for being "very out loud" gay. Reza immediately fled the scene, of course, but Mike Shouhed stayed behind to console the devastated brothers.
An exchange on Twitter just before the episode aired suggested that Reza and Mike's relationship remains strained.
Later, Reza and Mike took to their Bravo blogs to share additional thoughts about the episode, and Reza went the "woe is me" route. Typical.
I believe Reza had issues with Sasha, but I definitely do not believe this was their first ever encounter. I think Reza is a very mean-spirited and disrespectful person, and the producers used it to their advantage this week.
First up, Mike Shouhed visits a dermatology and hair restoration clinic to find out if his hair needs professional help, as his asshat of a friend Reza has suggested. Then Mike bring Reza for moral support – Mike doesn't need hair help, he needs brain help. Reza never stops making fun of Mike. Mike puffs out his chest and says he's going to shave Reza's head and mustache ("that Burt Reynolds looking mother f–ker") while he's sleeping. Yeah, sure.
So, a doctor examines Mike's full head of thick black hair, then determines he's not balding. What. A. Nail. Biter. But the scene wasn't all for naught – we learn Mike suffers from ear dandruff. As well as poor taste in best friends.
Last week, Lilly confronted Asa, wanting to know why she didn’t speak up in her favor when Mercedes “MJ” Javid claimed nobody on Shahs of Sunset is her friend. Asa took to her Bravo blog to share, “MJ actually said, ‘These people were my friends FIRST,’ which is the truth and doesn’t need defending.”
“Second Lilly and MJ were exchanging catty remarks, and I don’t see how this is anybody’s business but theirs,” added Asa. “How are you going to have a fight with someone and then blame the other people? I really wish Lilly would get more real about things.” That’s rich coming from the Persian Pop Priestess (which means what exactly?) who manufacturers Diamond Water (which does what better than regular water exactly?).
While talking about anger issues, Brandi said, "I do have one with your co-star MJ. She ran into a friend of mine and was incredibly mean to him. She didn't realize he actually worked for the show – that was putting on her show – but she was, he said, horrible, bossy, and dismissive."
GG responded, "I'm going to be completely honest, I love MJ to death and I would really be there to have her back for anything, but there are a lot of our cast members that have changed with this small bit of fame. We're only three seasons in, we're not any kind of Angelina Jolie, to have that attitude. The more famous you become, the more humble you should become because people look up to you. So, that's unfortunate to hear, but I can't make any justifications for her."
Reza complains about how Lilly acts like she is above the rest of the group – yes, really – and he's proud of MJ for finding her voice. Wait. Let me get this straight. A few months ago, MJ was a sloppy pill popping lying alcoholic, but now she's appropriately reacting to the hate that Lilly spews? Got it.
Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi thinks Lilly's right, in this instance, but she chooses not to speak up. I have a feeling she comes to regret this.
So, I moustache you, are you ready for Shahs of Sunset? Reza Farahan is – but first he wants us to know where things stand between him and his co-stars.
Speaking to OK!, Reza admits he's not in a good place with Mike Shouhed. "Our business relationship really messed up our personal relationship," he shares. "It was a huge mistake to go into a real estate partnership with Mike. I wish I could take that back."
On the other hand, Reza says he and Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi are in a "calm and beautiful" place. "As long as the anger and venom is not directed towards me, it's tolerable," Reza adds. "But it's very difficult when it's pointed in your direction."