Whitney Port may be regretting her time on reality TV. The former star of The City thinks that her career onscreen is the reason she has been shunned by some LA moms. Whitney filmed her reaction to being a victim of “passive aggressive bullying,” and shared it on her Youtube channel.
Whitney appeared in The Hills from 2006-2008 as Lauren Conrad’s co-worker at Teen Vogue. She also starred in her own spinoff show The City for two seasons. Whitney always came off as very reliable, level-headed, and drama free. She is now a mom to two-year-old son Sonny. So what was the inspiration for her video called, “I love My Baby But…Mom Bullies Can F Off!”?
Whitney describes her experience at “a panel discussion event with lots of moms.” She went in with “a good attitude and walked out feeling a little bit insecure,” after getting the cold shoulder from two other moms.
According to the article by Page Six, Whitney said, “I got pretty much the same reaction from each of them which was like, ‘I really could not be bothered talking to you right now,’ and they were trying to back out of the conversation as quickly as they possibly could. Specifically, these two people have never been super nice to me.”
Whitney believes her reality TV stardom is to blame. Then, she said, “I think that a lot of these, especially, LA girls don’t think it’s cool. I don’t know if they’re embarrassed by me, or think I’m trashy or cheesy or whatever, but this is the vibe that I’m getting but it just does not make me feel good about myself.”
“If I’m not cool enough for them because I was on a reality TV show then they’re not going to try and be friends with me or be seen with me,” she continued. “It definitely hurts to feel like someone doesn’t want to hang out with you or want to have a conversation with you, I take it personally.”
“I just feel like every little encounter like this where I can just physically feel them inching away from me just chips away at my self-esteem.
“It’s, like, especially hard when you’re a new mother and you really want to put yourself out there because this is the time to make life-long relationship. Am I just being so overly sensitive?”
Yes. This entire reaction can be discredited by the fact that Whitney is making a huge generalization based on two people. Of course, this one encounter is really not a relevant sample size. Clearly, she is still processing some middle school angst, as most of us are. By the end of the video, thankfully, Whitney realizes that she needs to work on self-esteem.
Consequently, Whitney admits she needs to, “stop telling myself this narrative that I’ve been telling myself for twenty years. I can be quiet and awkward. Ever since I was in middle school, I’ve always felt like I just wasn’t quite cool enough to be in the cool group.”
Whitney’s husband Tim Rosenman jumps in to say, “don’t bully yourself. I think you’re cool, that’s why I married you.”
“I think that’s the problem, that I’m bulling myself,” she concluded.
Ultimately, Whitney will appear in the reboot of the show that made her famous, The Hills: New Beginnings.
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