Back when the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was exploiting suicide and alcoholism, I wrote a love letter to Andy Cohen in which I tried to break up with him, and Bravo, but like any girl stuck in a bad relationship, it was an idle threat. I posted along the same theme previously here. Instead, I became one of the first people to campaign for Shahs of Sunset. I posted every scrap of news I could track down and transferred my love of Andy Cohen to Reza Farahan. Reza is my new imaginary gay boyfriend who is taking Bravo by storm. I interviewed GG and Asa and got to know MJ and Reza and Sammy and even Mike a little bit. By the time the show began, I was genuinely rooting for their success. I’m happy for all the cast that a second season seems to be a no brainer. I’m a fan of the show. But despite personally liking all the cast mates. I’m back to being upset with Andy Cohen.
My impetus for writing this blog today is the timeline of Golnesa Gharachedaghi on twitter. I enjoy watching GG on Shahs of Sunset. I’m sure that the comments for this post will be full of the usual allegations that I am a “hater” because I don’t condone her behavior. I’m okay with that. After more than 48 hours of reading her timeline, I have to vent. It’s my blog and I’ll vent if I want to. So let’s take a look of what is irritating me.
Unless you are on a reality show. If you are shooting a scene rather than going out with people of your choosing it becomes more like an office party. Maybe you are drinking with the bitch from accounting and the girl who wears low cut blouses to managers meeting. Maybe there are people there you don’t like. Life is like that. Even on a reality show, the people at the table enjoying a round or three of cocktails are all expected to participate. This is where GG’s behavior becomes a problem. For the past two days GG has been retweeting support from her fans that call Asa’s friend Sunny a bitch for stepping into to the conversation about MJ being late to a party. GG felt that MJ’s work excuse didn’t hold water because GG feels that family and social life come before work. That is GG’s opinion and she is entitled to it. At the time the scene was filmed GG had no employment. She has since begun a business venture (hair extensions) or two but it’s pretty evident by GG’s own admission that she doesn’t work for a living.
Instead she has retweeted tweet after tweet about the incident. That Sunny bitch should have kept her mouth shut! You are not a mean girl, you are keeping it real! She had no right to butt into the conversation! What did she expect when you came at her like that! It’s crazy to me that GG’s behavior gets so much support and Sunny is quickly branded a bitch. GG is clearly unrepentent even after time has passed and she has seen her behavior on national television. It is easy to feel sorry for someone with such a lack of insight.
Of course I also follow Asa, and the tone is decided different there. She has not retweeted a negative word about GG. She made her position known on camera and left in support of her friend. There have been a couple positive tweets between the two and Asa quickly returned to talking about her music, and her creativity. Sunny has been kind and humble even suggesting perhaps she should have not joined the conversation at all. I should focus on that energy, I know, but the thuggish GG fans make me examine why I am participating in the Bravo machine that encourages that sort of mentality. The tweets seem to be celebrating hostility between women and even encouraging more of the same. Is it the same feeling of “is this really happening?” I had when I heard that Phaedra Parks, a woman who can’t behave respectfully in a museum remembering the atrocities of the slave trade, declares herself a southern belle who is writing a book on etiquette. Or when “Countess” Luann shakes her elderly behind while “making it rain” and singing Money Can’t Buy You Class. It’s like the whole world is going to hell and I am voluntarily jumping into the Bravo hand basket! Is it just me?