I just finished watching watching part 2 of “The Real Housewives of New York City” reunion and I have to admit I’m very confused. Most of my confusion, which I’m not sure why I’m surprised about, revolves around Kelly Bensimon.
It’s clear from the last twenty minutes of Monday’s (June 14) episode that Kelly takes no blame for what went down on Scary Island. Instead, she points the finger at others and says they’re to blame.
Here are the facts as I see them:
- She believes that she’s the victim of “systematic bullying.”
- She believes that Bravo forced her to go on the trip (which Andy Cohen denied).
- Every other woman on the trip (and even Luann DeLesseps and Jill Zarin who weren’t there, but understand how shooting works as castmembers) disagrees with Kelly’s version of the events on the trip.
And I just need to say to her: Kelly, if you’re so unhappy on the show and all the women are out to get you, and you feel so enslaved to Bravo, then why don’t you leave? Several women on the O.C. show have made that decision. And, in the latest episode, New Jersey’s Dina Manzo did, as well. If life outside the show allows you to eat jellybeans, do cartwheels, gather satchels of gold, surround yourself with only people who make you feel good and you can just be a mother to your girls, then why stay? Here’s what (as Andy Cohen would say), you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do. I’m pretty sure Bravo isn’t holding you down every morning to strap on a microphone. I (and I’m sure many other viewers, as well) would rather see you happy and not at all, then continue to watch you fall apart on national television. Quite frankly, if you continue to be on the show with the feelings you’ve expressed on the reunion, there’s only one conclusion I can make: You’re out of your mind. Follow Zap2it and TheRealJethro on Twitter and Zap2it on Facebook for the latest celebrity news and buzz. Photo credit: Bravo