There has been a lot going on with Phaedra Parks this week. So many little things that I want to address and now this insane story in People. But first I have to discuss Page Six. Page Six used to be a credible source of primarily New York gossip and social events. At that time they used undisclosed sources that involve actual people with inside knowledge of situations that would later become common knowledge. Now they just make shit up. This week they posted two totally fake stories, one about Phaedra and another about Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacreast. Both are utter horseshit. Yet, I keep seeing sites quoting information. The thing that bothered me was the ridiculous “source” that claims that the housewives have a “morality clause” in their contracts and that Phaedra was fired for violating it. That is such a ridiculous statement I don’t see how anyone believes it. As someone who has had a morality clause in every employment contract for the past decade or two, this may be the dumbest fake news ever written. The Real Housewives franchise is completely the opposite of morality. I’m wasting my time with this topic but I just can’t get past how many people believe that a show that could be call Moral Turpitude in Atlanta would have a morality clause and that Phaedra was the first person in history to get fired for breaking it. I JUST CAN’T.
Moving on to TMZ who is reporting all sorts of things about Phaedra. This is probably a good time to point out that Phaedra has reportedly fired her PR person and hired a new firm. My last conversation with her PR guy was about her non-divorce. I had to explain to him that Phaedra was not in fact divorced and the she is a lying liar who was lying to him and he should start requesting receipts. He may have finally just had enough and ended the relationship himself. Someone, perhaps the new PR person, has told TMZ that Phaedra is being bullied and harassed daily and that her kids are getting harassed. Other than being blasted by social media for her behavior, none of this is true. The first thing I thought of was a chat I had with one of my friends who happens to be her neighbor. Just before 8 p.m. last night, Phaedra was out in her front yard planting flowers and seemed just fine.
Now on to the People interview. I have pulled a sample of quotes that are screaming for purple pen treatment.
Phaedra lies to People saying essentially she doesn’t know if she has a contract or not, but “I would love to continue. Obviously the show documents your journey, and every journey has its ups and downs.”
Is it in The Pathological Liars Handbook that using the word “journey” a lot makes your lies seem more credible? Is it somewhere in the Bible that knowingly, falsely accusing someone of planning to drug and rape someone is just one of lifes little ups and downs?
“It’s not always accurate, of course,” she added.
It is never accurate. Because you are always lying.
“But for the moments that they capture something that’s real — like being a mom,
Like the completely staged moments when your boys leave their caregivers to pretend to make cookies or open a new toy? Oh I forgot another fun fact from my friend who lives in the hood. I think it was the Saturday night before the reunion aired. Our good Christian southern belle had overnight babysitters from a new company spend the night so that she could stay out all night at some dude’s birthday party. She and all of the other female guests wore lingerie. The people who sent me the photos described the event as ratchet and ghetto. I opted not to use the photos. You’re welcome.
helping someone out, having a very sensitive moment on television that turns into something beautiful — that’s the legacy that counts when it comes to reality TV. The moments that change people’s lives.
When the hell has Phaedra done anything nice for anyone ever, or had a sensitive moment that turned into something beautiful. Her legacy is that she tried to ruin her former best friend by accusing her and her husband of criminal intentions and trying to block her business permits for OLG. Her legacy, if reality TV actually had them rather than being completely forgotten about as soon as they are off the show, is that of a fraud and a pathological liar.
Even more insanity from the People article.
I really want to show that you can be well-educated, you can be a professional and you can solve conflicts without being ratchet, You can be a lady, you can have dignity in your dealings — whether it be personal or professional. I think sometimes as black women, we’re stereotyped in categories of being overly sexualized, of being the aggressive black woman and of being this ratchet sort of character that doesn’t know how to behave herself.”
“I want people to know that there is definitely a real kind of black woman who conducts herself in a certain way,” Parks added. “She’s not out here screaming and cursing and acting crazy. She does things differently, and people love her for it.”
“We have to show more images of that,” she said. “So that people don’t believe that the only way you can be successful and be on TV is by fighting and being a crazy character of a person — versus being very real and saying, ‘Hey, at a certain age you don’t have to raise your voice. You can think before you speak. You can articulate a problem. And you can either agree to disagree or you can resolve it.’ You don’t have to go to extremes every time you have an issue.”
I do not even know how to respond to this. The woman was just fired for trying to ruin Kandi’s life. She was publicly humiliated on national television! And her response was to hit the media? One of my contacts told me the other day that Phaedra was trying to get interviews with social media outlets and asked if I was interested. After I stopped laughing I said that would not work for the client or for me. It is clear that some things have been restricted from the interview process. There were no questions like, “What did you hope to gain by destroying the life and brand of your former best friend?” or “How does it feel to be exposed on national television?” or even “How do you reconcile your behavior with your religious beliefs?” or “How will you support yourself now that everyone knows where the bodies are buried?”
It really says a lot about Phaedra’s mental health that she is our doing interviews about her legacy in the reality TV world.