UPDATED With Titus Burgess Statement:
She can be a messy queen! Yes I said it! Don’t care he knows either! He should remember his talk show isn’t an episode of the real housewives of Atlanta! It’s a place where artists come to talk about art and have a little fun. NOT a place to rehash old rumors or bring a star negative press. Sunday was a display of ratchet behavior by a well connected man having blatant disregard for one of his guests. If only time were taken to know who I am and not assuming that I am the character I play on tv he would know how to conduct a proper interview with at all! I received 4 Emmy nominations for acting! NOT for being my self. He was lucky I had my wits and Christian values THAT day. Always keep it classy. Being friends with other talented celebrities doesn’t make you talented it makes you friends with other famous celebrities! He should rip a page from Anderson Cooper and learn how to do his job.
I’ve already done my three Sunday night recaps in a row tonight. But, I got an interesting email that said I have to watch WWHL tonight. Apparently, Andy Cohen gets his ass handed to him. I am hoping since tonight’s guests are Laverne Cox and Titus Burgess that it is about his failure to stand up for Barbara Kavovit on the RHONY Reunion.
Fun Fact: Titus Burgess and I are wearing the same shirt. I have three or four of them. They are super light weight and great for sunscreen on the forearms in summer.
The first sign of drama was when discussing Titus and his recent collaboration with Eddie Murphy. Titus seemed confused by Andy asking if he actually got to speak with him. He said of course he did. Why wouldn’t he? Andy points out that Eddie Murphy was “very problematic for the gays” at one point. Titus said Eddie loved him. Laverne jumps in to say that people can evolve.
Titus Burgess Says Eddie Murphy Is Not Homophobic
The backstory is that in the early 1980s, Eddie did a filmed comedy routine called delirious in which he used the word faggot in a derogatory way repeatedly. During that time that word was used constantly in the gay community. I was a baby “fag hag” at that time. I still abhor the attempt to change that term to “fruit fly.” So ridiculous. Anyway, Eddie Murphy issued an apology many years later about that. Language evolves very rapidly in these times where everyone is so offended. So we change words to try to remove the newly attributed offense. Then new words are created and they suddenly are deemed offensive. Lather rinse repeat. I find it annoying and I hate the word police.
After Titus cleared that up he seemed to shake his finger and give Andy Cohen the “don’t go there” stank face. Laverne Cox doesn’t seem to be feeling Andy either. Andy asked Titus what he was saying to the audience. Titus responded, “Keep going, girl. Do your show.” Andy seemed flustered.
More Ridiculous Games
He moves on to a game where he has a Broadway singer working the bar, match some ridiculous noises that housewives make. As soon as that is over, they go to break and Titus Burgess gets up and walks over to the Broadway singer. It’s clear he is like, “Girl, can you believe he just asked you to do that?”
There was clearly some awkward tension from Titus Burgess and Laverne toward Andy. I really didn’t pick up on it that much. I thought for sure it would be about how Bravo is vilifying people that either identify as bisexual, like Barbara Kavovit or people that are being “accused” of being gay or suspected of being bisexual, like Micheal Darby. Sadly, it wasn’t a direct attack on that. However, it could have been the source of some tension.
Anyway, it was a crappy episode I regret watching. I was recapping as I went along, So here you go.