Without context, Dorinda Medley’s issues with Tinsley Mortimer make no sense. But, let’s break down the fourth wall and discuss the elephant in the room: Real Housewives of New York is a reality TV show. This is not a series of home videos. It’s a job for these people.
This isn’t just about two acquaintances who are at odds because one person won’t open up. It’s actually about two coworkers. Dorinda thinks Tinsley isn’t pulling her weight on the job and she’s over it.
In an interview for PeopleTV Reality Check, Dorinda said, “The reason why it bothers me so much is that she’s not being honest. You know, she’s kind of like playing us all.” Plus, she hasn’t really lived in New York for quite some time. This show is called Real Housewives of New York.
Dorinda wondered, “Why is it that we have to put our whole lives out here, be completely honest about it and you treat us like you’re playing some game?”
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In reference to Tinsley’s secretive interactions with Scott Kluth (before they got engaged), Dorinda declared, “It’s frustrating. At the end of the day, don’t sell us a bill of goods. We know what’s going on and that’s fine. Do what you want to do, Tinsley. I think it’s great, but let’s not play this game anymore. I’m exhausted. I’m exhausted.”
Dorinda explained the true crux of the issue, “Unlike the rest of us, who are very transparent and really lean on each other for advice and guidance, she keeps her cards very close to her chest, which I don’t think makes for a good Housewife.” The woman has a point. The show does have the word “real” in its title for a reason.
Dorinda really brought her point home when she said, “If we all did that… imagine if all went on this show and treated it like a scripted show, like ‘yeah, everything’s great.’ We wouldn’t have a show.” Again, a great point, Dorinda.
She continued, “You have to be all in because it’s not fair for some people. Like, look at Luann [de Lesseps] last year, what she had to put on national television. Ramona [Singer] went through a major divorce. Sonja [Morgan] has gone through some pretty heavy stuff on TV. We put it out there, so I found it not only frustrating trying to do this constant interrogation with Tinsley, I found it unfair to the group.”
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Dorinda ended the interview with one final zinger. Dorinda declared, “You’re almost in menopause. Stop acting like a child.”
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TELL US- IS TINSLEY A GOOD HOUSEWIFE? DOES TINSLEY NEED TO BE MORE HONEST ABOUT HER LIFE? WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT DORINDA’S COMMENTS? ARE YOU TEAM DORINDA OR TEAM TINSLEY?
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