I was writing some pretty nice things about Shep a couple of years ago. Right after that story he was in the news for working to save an abused dog. Personally, I think he was a lot better looking then.
Something has happened to Shep. He seems to have spent way to much time around the old bitter carpetbagger on his show. Now it seems his job is to chastise Craig for not having a life while he just hangs out in bars and gets drunk and screws whatever will have him. It seems there is a reason that Shep’s drinking has become a topic. He is getting ready to film a spinoff. As I told you here, Relationshep been picked up by Bravo as one of their new shows.
I also told you in that post that Bravo was denied the right to film on Isle of Palms in a tied vote back on Tax Day Tuesday. The city council was supposed to vote again on the issue last Tuesday when the ninth member could be there. They didn’t even bother to revote. Even when the Bravo rep limited his permit requests to the “two private residences” where the cast lives. Shep just bought a house on IOP, who is living in this other house they want to film in? Permits are required because local law considers filming for distribution in a private home to be conducting business in a residential zoned area.
They just decided that they did not want the taint of Southern Charm to extend to their beautiful city. Not voting again, meant, SORRY BRAVO NOT IN OUR TOWN. I was a bit surprised because I know that IOP is looking for new revenue sources, but as they say, not all money is good money.
Here are comments from the councilwomen to the Bravo Rep about their feelings on the permits/Southern Charm according to Moutrie News
“I appreciate your predicament, I really do, but I just can’t support anything that’s even remotely like a distinct cousin to ‘Southern Charm,’” said Council Member Carol Rice. “It just shine us in the absolutely worst light. It has been really a black eye, I think, on our area.”
“Saying that it has anything at all to do, in any way shape or form or 1 percent, with Southern Charm makes it a negative as far as I’m concerned,” said Council Member Barbara Bergwerf. “I mean, that’s been a horrible representation of Charleston, and if it fell off the earth and never showed up again in anyone’s Netflix I would be pleased.”
“I can’t say that Southern Charm has really come across well in Charleston,” said Council Member Jimmy Carroll. “And that’s one thing I’m kind of protective of is not to have us become, for lack of a better term, a fiasco of somebody chasing love on the beach and people fighting.”
Shep told Moultrie News that he was disappointed and, “No one argues that Charleston is changing rapidly, but roadblocking commerce out of pettiness or misplaced nostalgia is a dangerous precedent to set,” he said. “We all love it here, due in no small part to there being a sense of generous spirit. Let’s hope that this is but a minor blip on the screen.”
There are many problems with this. Isle of Palms is not Charleston. He lives on IOP and doesn’t seem to understand this. Then he accused the councilmen and councilwomen of either being “petty” or having a case of “misplaced nostalgia.”
Actually, Shep it may work like that in Hilton Head, but Charleston residents are not amused with the debauchery displayed on Southern Charm or that the yankee lady in a rayon muu muu covered in dog photos is somehow representative of their charming city.