I think this is the nail in the coffin for me and the Real Housewives of Atlanta. I have long been conflicted about watching in the first place. But, this entire season has been wrought with extreme negativity culminating in Porsha reportedly hitting Kenya at yesterday’s reunion taping.
Now, according to widespread reports Kenya is demanding that Bravo fire Porsha for the altercation. It is well documented that physical fighting is prohibited in the Housewives contracts so it does make sense. However, this is no surprise that it has finally escalated to this level.
All season Kenya prodded and poked Porsha about her marriage, the divorce, the gay rumors, etc. I know it’s reality TV, but those are some of the most sensitive topics for anyone. Fall short of talking about her mother, she hit all the sore points (Porsha doesn’t have kids).
Violence is never the answer, but everyone has a breaking point and it seems Porsha reached hers. The good news for her is that in our current society and media this kind of publicity isn’t bad. Fans and the other Housewives are rallying behind Porsha so it may work to her benefit – fired or not. Which is sad in of itself and says a lot about our culture.
It may not make a difference either way for me because I think my RHOA days are over. There’s so much good drama back in scripted television with fictional characters these days to be caught up in this “reality” stuff any longer. Kerry Washington is not Olivia Pope!
What are you thoughts? Are you team Porsha or team Kenya? Will you continue to watch? SOUND OFF!