I’m going to start off this post by recognizing reality TV isn’t for everyone. It’s always been the black sheep of television — shrugged off as frivolous nonsense filled with people attempting to become rich, famous or both. The Real Housewives franchise has always been a bit different, as it took mostly established women and showcased the ins and outs of their fabulous lives. That doesn’t mean the show is something you turn into to learn something or better yourself — it’s escapism at its finest.
And while I’ve learned a lot of random knowledge in my years of watching Bravo (Erika Jayne and Jen Shah really expanded my legal knowledge this past year, for example), it’s supposed to be straight-up entertainment. But like, you don’t watch Ramona Singer poop her pants or NeNe Leakes get in someone’s face to better yourself. It’s just not how it works.
Pop superstar Adele has made headlines recently (as pointed out by Page Six) for sharing her not-so-positive opinions about the Real Housewives franchise. Adele appeared on a YouTube channel NikkieTutorials to get her makeup done, and Nikkie de Jager asked her if she’s ever watched the Real Housewives. Yes, that’s exactly how I start every conversation as well, but that’s beside the point.
But Adele’s response wasn’t so positive. “I know a lot of people love it, but I can’t,” Adele responded. “My brain will die, I can’t.” I always joke that I found a way to make a job out of the 80% of my brain filled with useless TV knowledge, but Adele kind of has a point. She doesn’t strike me as a Real Housewives girl anyway — she probably watches artistic films and reads poetry to garner inspiration, which I can respect.
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Adele went on to say that she doesn’t know of any of the Real Housewives stars, so it feels daunting to start from the beginning. Nikkie, bless her heart, told Adele that the shows are an easy binge-watch, but it wasn’t enough to convince her. “I’m not going to lie, it doesn’t work for me,” Adele added. To each their own. She did own up to see an episode of Real Housewives of New Jersey, but it was too intense. “They were all like literally killing each other, but it was too much,” she added.
So I’d bet money that Adele tuned into the Christening episode, which arguably made me even more intrigued by RHONJ in its early days. She didn’t even see Teresa Giudice flip a tale or shove Andy Cohen, but the glimpse was enough for her. Adele added that she’d rather “watch a wildlife program” which is wholesome and honestly more on-brand.
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TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK OF ADELE SHADING THE REAL HOUSEWIVES? ARE YOU SURPRISED THE SINGER ISN’T A FAN?
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