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.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills are back and already feuding during the second episode of the season. The ladies went to Lake Tahoe to hang out in a beautiful mansion with plenty of snacks for Kathy Hilton. Garcelle Beauvais continued to let Lisa Rinna know she’s not letting her off the hook for her total betrayal of Denise Richards. It was hyped up that Erika Jayne would reveal something related to her
sham divorce and ongoing legal issues. But, as usual, she was bland, vague and disappointing. Maybe she knows the feds are watching.
Kathy was the true star of the show, asking to put mouthwash in a flask and taunting her sister Kyle Richards by calling her Doogie. That’s total payback for Kyle calling Denise a raggamuffin. And the episode ended with the newest diamond holders Sutton Stracke and Crystal Kung Minkoff going head-to-head after hours.
Kyle was speaking to the newbies about her talk with Garcelle about the charity auction drama. Kyle was actually a good listener for once and seemed to have learned something from Garcelle speaking about her experience as a black woman. Crystal began talking about stereotypes that people of Asian descent deal with. And Sutton weirdly cut her off saying they weren’t “doing that” or talking about racial stereotypes. Like Crystal said, it’s easy for Sutton to say as a white woman of privilege. It ended with Crystal asking Sutton if she was one of those girls that “doesn’t see color.” The claws are out and we know this fight is far from over.
The Real Housewives of Dallas really tried it this last season. The franchise had two major blemishes to address. The first of which was carnie LeeAnne Locken who acted like a clown referring to her co-star, Kary Brittingham, as a “chirpy Mexican.” On camera no less! LeeAnne was shown the exit, seemingly easily, after that one. Brandi Redmond, on the other hand, was allowed back after her between-season-call-out for blatantly mocking Asians on her very public Twitter. While Brandi sought a retreat to cure her ignorance, Bravo also had the marvelous idea to add Asian immigrant Housewife Dr. Tiffany Moon to the cast! What could go wrong!?
While I think it was obvious Brandi never stood a chance of redemption, did anyone see the following Kameron Westcott parade of mis-information coming? Her brother-in-law got involved via Twitter. For someone named after an informational graphic, Chart Westcott really miffed his attempt to school Tiffany.
Dr. Tiffany Moon was a much-needed edition to the Real Housewives of Dallas cast. The anesthesiologist brought tremendous intelligence, quirk, and emotional maturity to the show. She is also the first Asian American housewife on RHOD, and goodness knows the cast needed some diversity, especially after the shameful departure of LeeAnne Locken last season.
The introduction of Tiffany to the show also coincided with the emergence of a social media post in which Brandi Redmond depicted an Asian stereotype. So as Season 5 began, if anyone seemed that they were walking on the thin ice of cancel culture, it would have been Brandi. However, she showed so much remorse and humility, that Brandi and Tiffany were able to move forward. Brandi listened and learned, and Tiffany forgave her for her previous wrong-doing.
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.
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.
Tiffany Moon did NOT come to play at the Real Housewives of Dallas reunion. She read the women up and down throughout the entire episode. Kameron Westcott was especially hit by the truth bombs coming from the Dallas newbie. Tiffany scored the coveted seat next to Andy Cohen, and she proved why she deserved that accolade. It’s a shame that nobody in her life wants her on the show because she EXCELS in this role.
The most puzzling part of last week’s episode was Brand Redmond’s silence. Why was she even there? Did she even speak once? She has the most to answer for (besides Kary Brittingham), so let’s here what she has to say! We need to hear her speak out about the video of herself mocking Asians. Someone make a dramatic scene and place a chair in the center for her. We need to hear her thoughts on the wild rumors about her husband Bryan Redmond! Let’s hear it!
The Real Housewives Of Dallas Reunion is FINALLY HERE. Strap in because this one is going to be a wild one. There’s so much to unpack this season. It seemed like every episode contained another themed party or trip that stirred up drama. From the video of Brandi Redmond mocking Asians to Kary Brittingham’s new bully status. A lot has gone down this season, and Andy Cohen’s going to MENTION IT ALL.
Tiffany Moon has the seat next to Andy which means she’s going to be a major player. She was involved in quite a bit of drama for her first season. Her personal story line was also one of the more gripping ones as well. Tiffany brought everything that a Housewife needs to be successful on this show. Hopefully she tasks everyone to task for their backwards thinking and inappropriate actions. Someone needs to!