If modern-day society has any hope of redeeming itself, we need to get back to basics. We could stop enabling poor behavior, but that’s a Bravo staple. This season on Real Housewives of Orange County, viewers were treated to quite a few examples of how not to act as a human being. That said, it’s what we have sadly come to expect from an ensemble cast that relies heavily on alcohol and warped opinions to provide watchable subject matter.
No one is watching Real Housewives for etiquette lessons. For most it’s a fun, snarky escape from daily lives. But sometimes the episodes are filled with more darkness than shade. That pretty much sums up the entirety of RHOC’s 15th season. Braunwyn Windham-Burke took viewers on a JOURNEY. Not just one journey, it was like 20 different journeys at once. As a result, Braunwyn believes she received a bad edit – and Kelly Dodd is not letting her get away with it.
Braunwyn went through a lot of things this season and many not-so-pretty details emerged about her struggle with alcohol. While Braunie appeared to have the financial resources that would afford someone the opportunity to receive proper treatment in a medical facility, she opted to film instead. And herein lies her issue.
This season we learned Braunwyn was an alcoholic. We also learned Braunwyn is a lesbian. Then we learned Braunwyn was physically abusive to her husband, Sean Burke. Oh, and Braunwyn has a new girlfriend but would be “heartbroken” if Sean dated another woman. Many episodes were dedicated to Braunwyn’s struggle and she admitted speaking with production prior to candidly filming her efforts to remain sober.
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Braunwyn is now saying she got a bad edit. Yes, I’m serious. In a convo with a fan, Braunwyn suggests she was #donewrongbybravo. The exchange was somehow brought to Kelly’s attention and she went right in to call Braunwyn out. Light a candle for me because I think Kelly is right. Realhousewivesfranchise shared the screen shot on Instagram. Braunwyn wrote, “I got the worst edit this year.” No, you filmed while going through detox. “I had to actually apologize for how I spoke to my boss at one point as I yelled 4 letter expletives loudly.” Cool, but did you apologize to Sean for making the last 20 years of his life miserable?
Braunwyn continued, “It is what it is and honestly it’s kinda freeing when I gave up on getting people to understand the truth and just rolled with it…” Uh-huh. Whatever you say, Jan. Which truth did we not understand – hitting someone in front of children? Having suspiciously professional photos taken at a BLM protest? Braunwyn ended with, “…for the first time in my life I really don’t give a fuck.” Um, this is the FIRST time she hasn’t given a fuck? The receipts determine that is a lie.
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Kelly wasn’t having it. She might not know a damn thing about diseases but she isn’t new to this game. Kelly chimed in with, “I’ve been on RHOC for 5 years and never complained about a bad edit.” Fact. Be it good, bad, or ugly, Kelly doesn’t whine about editing when the going gets rough. She added, “This is more about deflection and not accepting responsibility for your own bad behavior.” DAMMIT KELLY. Look, just because Kelly says some wacky stuff doesn’t mean I won’t admit when she’s right.
I bet Rowan Windham-Burke will make sure Mommy answers for at least some of the bad behavior. Braunwyn should be commended on her determination to remain sober. But Braunwyn is a big girl making big girl money on a big girl tv show. She doesn’t get to fall back on generic excuses because she isn’t happy about what footage made the cut. Maybe next time Braunwyn goes on a journey, she should leave the cameras behind.
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TELL US- DID BRAUNWYN RECEIVE A BAD EDIT? DO YOU AGREE WITH KELLY? IS BRAUNWYN NOT ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY?
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