We could all use some kindness, but the last place you expect to see it is on Bravo. But damn it, call your friends and family because this story managed to melt even my hardened, dark, barely beating heart. Go ahead and grab a tissue because the sun might get in your eyes or you could be at risk of suffering a spontaneous allergy attack after this one. Bravo and the shows on Bravo are many things to many people, but sometimes it’s everything to one person. Today we meet Miss Bella Pape.
Bella loves reality television and all that it implies, her favorites are the Real Housewives and she’s quite familiar with the franchise. But Bella isn’t binge-watching shows on a rainy day, she was born with a disorder that has kept her in long-term care for most of her life. In 2020 Bella was hoping to attend BravoCon, but it was cancelled due to the pandemic. The event has returned in 2021, but Bella’s health is deteriorating and traveling is no longer an option. So the troops rallied and brought BravoCon to Bella, thanks to Real Housewives of D.C. alum, Mary Amons.
Something leaked into the Bravo water and that is some toxic mess. The past two weeks have given us more drama during hiatus than actual production. Porsha Williams and Falynn Guobadia are about to go full The Boy Is Mine on Real Housewives of Atlanta. Kim Zolciak is permanently tardy for the party and now the party is OVAH. Real Housewives of Dallas star Tiffany Moon has been subjected to racism on social media during AAPI month. What else could possibly happen?
Grab a Kleenex and a soothing tea, perhaps. After a season of nonsense and complete delusion where we learned, SUMMER, FUN, HANNAH BERNER, NOT FUN – the time has come. Let’s all join hands and bow our heads
in thanks, Hannah will not be returning to Summer House.
Once again drama is unfolding on the Real Housewives of Dallas. The show is not currently in production and these things are basically happening in real time on social media, so we are reporting the information as we receive it. This morning, Tiffany Moon changed her bio on both Twitter and Instagram accounts stating “Previous Cast Member #RHOD S5″. She also included a post referencing “it’s time for a change” and fans believed this was Tiffany excluding herself from the current narrative.
We’ve been here before with cast members perhaps pulling a stunt for attention-seeking purposes, but Tiffany recently engaged in a Twitter battle with Kameron Westcott that resulted in both Kameron’s husband and brother-in-law attacking Tiffany. After this morning’s announcement, viewers speculated perhaps Tiffany’s implied departure was the fallout from this correspondence. In the interim, Tiffany’s bio changed BACK and removed any connotation she is leaving. But that’s not the only thing that changed, it looks like Tiff might have lawyered up and is ready to battle for real.
Real Housewives of Dallas opened with Brandi Redmond struggling to navigate fallout from a racist video she made in 2017. On the heels of that clip resurfacing, RHOD introduced the first Asian Housewife on the franchise. Dr. Tiffany Moon attempted to balance her new relationships along with Brandi’s controversy accordingly, but the result was difficult to watch.
Self-produced ignorant videos weren’t Brandi’s only problem. Her husband Bryan Redmond had a viral moment as well. Bryan wasn’t mocking another race but he was allegedly releasing the ginger Kraken on some woman in a bar. Then, according to Brandi, “a fan” sent the salacious moment to Brandi’s daughter. For some reason, LeeAnne Locken’s name was brought up suspecting she both released the video and sent it to Brandi’s kid. LeeAnne has already attempted to exclude herself from this narrative, but not before she has to deny another accusation.
Dr. Tiffany Moon can save your life, but not your reputation. No truer words have been spoken after this season of Real Housewives of Dallas. Tiffany essentially replaced LeeAnne Locken after she totally wasn’t fired for mocking fellow cast member Kary Brittingham’s Mexican heritage – multiple times. LeeAnne was burned at the stake during the Season 4 reunion and took a seat in the buh-bye chair. But that wouldn’t be RHOD’s last tango with racism.
Ahead of Season 5, a video Brandi Redmond made in 2017 resurfaced where she was making fun of Asians. That resulted in Brandi having a chip on her shoulder during production. As the first Asian lady to join the show, Tiffany was already walking into a controversial environment. As the episodes wrapped up, Tiff began alluding to being a one and done due to work and family obligations. Looks can be deceiving, but it seems this one is definitely done.
Real Housewives of Dallas star Brandi Redmond’s life has been a roller coaster lately. In January of 2020, a Twitter user posted a video of Brandi mocking Asian people. As a result, Brandi checked into a wellness center. Brandi’s ride-or-die friend, Stephanie Hollman, defended Brandi, saying that she was not a racist, but that “she made a horrible mistake.”
Season 5 RHOD newbie Tiffany Moon, who is Chinese, discussed the video and its effects with Brandi. Then Tiffany moved on, even if Brandi couldn’t. During the season finale, the Dallas ladies stayed at Southfork Ranch, the setting for the legendary television series, Dallas. Brandi and Kary Brittingham drunkenly murdered part of J.R Ewing’s bedroom. It was an embarrassing “situation,” thanks mostly to Kary.
Much-needed light has shined on racism in our country and certain celebrities on reality television have not been immune to their own issues. Viewers have seen several instances where someone’s credibility has been called out, only to have their tone deaf actions excused in the name of ignorance. It tracks, because racism at it’s core is based on ignorance, but is “not knowing any better” a reasonable excuse?
Tiffany Moon walked straight into a shit storm on Real Housewives of Dallas. The show already had a go with discrimination, courtesy of LeeAnne Locken. Brandi Redmond lead the tone deaf police during the Season 4 reunion, but she apparently forgot about her own dance with bigotry in 2017. When a video of Brandi mocking the Asian community resurfaced, it was time for Brandi to face the music, but did she? She was about to find out with the introduction of RHOD’s first Asian cast member. Now Tiffany reveals what it’s like experiencing anti-Asian rhetoric, and bearing the brunt of Brandi’s guilt.
Newbie Tiffany Moon had a bumpy season on Real Housewives of Dallas. Tiffany accused co-star Kary Brittingham of bullying her by trying to force her to drink tequila shots. At Kary’s ridiculous 50th birthday party, she pushed a fully dressed Tiffany in the pool. And Tiffany doesn’t know how to swim. What 50-year-old woman wants hot models to spray her with bottles of champagne? Apparently, Kary does.
RHOD co-star Kameron Westcott said that Tiffany talked down to her. Stephanie Hollman called Tiffany “obnoxious” for showing off her closet. If my closet had a fingerprint lock, I would show it off, too. That closet was magical.