There’s something that was recently released that’s been bothering me.
First, in full disclosure, I watch most of the Real Housewives shows.
There. I’ve said it.
(Look, I don’t watch many shows like this and I don’t want to justify it. It is what it is–mindless TV. You’re welcome to make fun of me in the comments.)
Anyway, Real Housewives of New Jersey loose cannon Teresa Giudice and her husband have just been brought up on a 39-count indictment for fraud. If you haven’t followed the story, the Giudice’s financial issues have been a story for a while, but that’s not really the point of this post.
I’m not a huge fan of Teresa Giudice and the way she conducts herself, but recently former real-housewife-turned-alcohol-mogul Bethenny Frankel released a statement that made me all itchy. Frankel told US Weekly, “My first thought today was, ‘Oh, if they [the Giudices] weren’t on reality TV, none of this would probably ever be exposed.’ And it’s just funny how certain people are [like a] moth to a flame. It’s almost like — not that you want to get caught — but people who love to be in the spotlight often have a lot of skeletons in their closet. It’s just an interesting thing.”
Frankel went on to say, “Do I feel sorry for them? No, I don’t. Not so much, because it broke the law. You broke the law and you went on television. That’s not really that smart.”
When I read that quote from Bethenny the first time, I actually had to go back and read it again because 1) Why would you feel the need to even comment on it? You weren’t even on the same show, and 2) Um, deflect much?
Bethenny, who was on The Real Housewives and then did a spin-off show of her wedding and then on to another show about her life with (now ex-husband) Jason Hoppy and daughter is slamming people who love to be in the spotlight?
I just found this … odd. And, maybe a little opportune since Teresa is all the talk right now and Bethenny has a new talk show starting soon (that will put her into the spotlight … again).
Coincidence? I think not.
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