It’s another Sunday in the ATL and that means a new episode of the Real Housewives of Haterville. So I decided to take a stroll over to the Bravo site and see the latest blogs. Surprise, surprise, surprise, pretty much none of them have updated. The last one to blog was Cynthia. Apparently, she felt the need to defend Peter once again. She was commenting on the episode where the fact that Peter dipped out on her at her agency opening had her less than excited about his attempt at a salsa date night. As you recall he told her that “he doesn’t like to say goodbye” so he just jetted. Yet, in her blog she says that he had stepped out to take a phone call and came back in after the speech. Once again, as with many of the housewives what they say in their blog does not match what is shown on the episode, or what occurred in real life
To tell y’all the truth, I am getting weary of blogging about the housewives. When I first started this blog, RHOA was not intended to be the focus. I had run across some facts that didn’t line up with what we were seeing on the show, like Sheree’s legal situation, some first hand accounts of filming, and a few other things I haven’t yet blogged about because the show has not aired relevant episodes yet. It was fun to watch the show and know what really happened. But now things are all sorts of messy, and quite frankly, some of the people on twitter take things way to far
This is my blog, and my opinion. Sometimes my opinion of a housewife is positive, sometimes it’s not. In general, my negative comments are fairly benign. I think Nene Leakes needs better foundation garments. I think Sheree Whitfield needs to spend more time and money on her children and less on trying to pretend she is rolling in the dough. I think Kim Zolciak-Biermann needs a new stylist. These are the types of criticisms I share with y’all here. I do not EVER tweet any housewife with these opinions. For one, I am not egotistical enough to think my opinion matters to them. Why would it
Others are that egotistical. Click through the jump to see who I think may die as a result of the highly objectionable behavior of some folks on twitter
There are people who actually tweet the housewives insults, threats and more vitriol than I could ever have imagined could be conveyed in a mere 140 characters. Other bloggers also have blogs that seem to be there for the sole purpose of mocking or vilifying the people on reality TV shows. I must confess that I post frequently at a messageboard that is best described as rude, crude and socially unacceptable. We say awful things about politicians, celebrities and mostly each other. Frankly it is a great place to go if you ever want to spew a string of obscenities at some moron. There are always morons there available. It’s a place where everyone there knows what they are getting into. Even there, when someone takes it upon themselves to stalk someone’s spouse on facebook or in some way cross the messageboard line into real life, our angry mob of idiots bands together temporarily to shun that person before we go back to bashing each other’s virtual head in. But Twitter is a whole nuther stop on the crazy train.
The cast of RHOA certainly has some issues, but the real problem with the nasty tweets and the serious effect they can have can be seen with the cast of Beverly Hills. It is clear to anyone with any background in psychology at all that both Kim Richards and Taylor Armstrong are suffering from mental health issues. Bravo seems to know this and neither Kim nor Taylor have blogs on their website anymore. Kim has sought help and has people around her that keep her from at lot of the drama. She rarely tweets. Taylor Armstrong is a whole nuther talk show. It seems the entire twitterverse is out for blood when it comes to Taylor. The level of vitriol spewed her way is off the charts. I am guessing that pretty much all of you here have determined that she is a manipulative grifter who is seeking fame and fortune at the expense of her husband’s life. Most it would seem do not believe that she has suffered any abuse. I see things differently.
While I would never claim the ability to diagnosis someone’s mental health based on their appearances on a reality show, I can say that she appears to meet all the criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder. I have read other people who suggested she has BPD say it as if it were an insult to add to their arsenal rather than a medical condition. More often than not, BPD is a result of abandonment and/or abuse of some sort during childhood. The way that Taylor would idolize Russell one moment and demonize him the next is classic BPD behavior
Whether people realize Taylor is unwell or not, they continue to tweet her awful things. Which brings us to a few nights ago when Taylor was out to dinner with friends. One thing to note about BPD is that the patient must have two or more impulse issues to meet the diagnostic criteria. If you look at Taylor you can see three right away, alcohol, eating and spending. So the other night at dinner, one could suppose that Taylor drank way more than she ate. When she came stumbling out of the restaurant, her friends practically carrying her to the car there was a mob of paparazzi mocking her and flashing cameras in her face. She was clearly in full on breakdown mode. What set this off? She had checked her twitter and read several nasty tweets. It is my belief that the people tweeting evil words to Taylor may end up having her death on their hands.
Which leads me back to this blog and what I choose to blog about. I’m going to be blogging about things that interest me. They may or may not have anything to do with any TV show or even Atlanta. I’m going to continue to stay away from the things that just don’t feel right to me. I’ll still be snarking on what the RHOA wear, and spillin’ tea and throwing shade on their public displays of stupidity. But there really are a lot more interesting things in the world.