Andy Cohen needs to have several seats.
Look, like most people I started out as a fan of Andy Cohen. But it didn’t take me long to figure out there was a problem with our relationship. That was in 2012. WWHL had just been bumped up to five days a week. That is when he started letting the misogyny flag fly right out in public. It’s also when the housewives shows started to be all about the catfights and the “shade.” It’s hard to remember a time when the housewives were not about bad behavior. But trust me, there was a kinder and gentler time and the ratings were just fine. We were taken to a place where we began to only respond to the fights and the deplorable behavior, slowly over time like an addiction that cried for more and more bad behavior. Then again last year, five years later, I sort of outlined the journey (sorry) that we have been taken on here.
So forgive me if I am not interested in his damn opinion on the situation with Kim Cattrall and Sarah Jessica Parker. In fact, as soon as Sarah Jessica Parker started taking Andy Cohen as her date to the Met Ball, I started to feel some kind of way about her. I wish he had not ruined Sex & The City and Carrie Bradshaw for me. But he did. He’s also tarnish Anderson Cooper for me a bit. Anderson Cooper! Why does he align himself with Andy Cohen? Kelly Ripa? Same thing. If you are close with Andy Cohen, particularly if you are a woman, I’m giving you serious side eye at this point.
So when the whole controversy about Kim being ostracized by the other girls during the filming of Sex & The City resurfaced after the tragic death of her brother, it put me off my overnight marathons of Sex & The City I sometimes play on the TV while falling asleep.
It seems to me there was always a feud between Kim and Sarah Jessica. Kim was older than the other girls and when they were not filming, they did not stay in touch. Kim felt Sarah Jessica was the head of the mean girls. So when Sarah Jessica sent a public tweet, instead of a private message to Kim, it didn’t seem particularly sincere. And Kim reacted by tweeting back, “My Mom asked me today “When will that @sarahjessicaparker, that hypocrite, leave you alone?” Your continuous reaching out is a painful reminder of how cruel you really were then and now. Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend. So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona.” She also included a link to a NY Post story outlining the behavior she endured on the set.
So of course, Andy Cohen had to weigh in on his radio show. He said, “I thought it was fake. I was like, There’s no way Kim Cattrall has posted this on her Instagram. This is a women who is in the middle of grieving the loss of her brother, which is tragic and sad.”
Is it me or does that come off as shade? I thought it was fake because she has more important things to deal with at this time in her life?
He went on to defend Sarah Jessica, “I also don’t like it that people are characterizing this as a catfight. There’s only one person fighting here! I even kind of, admittedly, didn’t try to stir it up on Watch What Happens Live when Sarah was on, but I was like, ‘What do you think?’ Sarah only said the nicest things about her … It’s a catfight of one from where I see it.”
You totally did try to stir things up on WWHL. Sarah Jessica just sidestepped your attempt to capitalize on the situation and said, ““It’s sad, but I always think that what ties us together was this singular experience. It was a professional experience but it became personal because it was years and years of our lives, so I hope that that eclipses anything that’s been recently spoken.” Because she knows when to shut up. Unlike Andy Cohen who just wants to jump right into the middle of things that don’t involve him.
Take a seat, Andrew.