That’s what the producers of “Real Housewives of New York” are learning after trying to turn their guilty pleasure into a show – following the misdeeds of the quarters. Wet Shang Dong sometimes take food for their lunch – into a variety and inclusion on the teleconference.
They recruited Eboni K. Williams, 37, the first black actor, for the sole purpose of having her preach to these white women about their privilege and inherent racism.
They want Abram X. Kendi to wear a dress.
A source close to the matter said: ‘They have a mess on their hands. “At the time they were casting this film, they thought it would be a good idea to send a black woman to school so these women could be in the race.”
In other words, producers are looking to exploit race relations and thin divisions in our society for ratings. Of course, it backfired.
“By the time it aired, our country was in a different place and the producers had to fend for themselves,” the insider told The Post.
The result was a resounding retelling. In one episode, Ramona Singer clashed with Williams, who tried to “Connecting” to Singer through politics. The singer, 64, said she didn’t want to talk about “race, religion or creed” – an idea once considered good manners and conventional wisdom.
After all, no one I know follows any of the “True Housewives” brands to learn about hot, complicated social issues. They want real estate porn, conspicuous consumption, pop star frivolous careers, and cat fights. They watched to see who was leading the amazing race to the Betty Ford hospital that season.
It’s pure and simple Bravo escapism, not a PBS documentary. And boy, can we use a little escapism today.
But the manufacturers pulled a big lure and turned to the loyal fan base, who thought they were ordering a pair of Jimmy Choos from Bergdorf but instead, they were delivered. The book “Pure fragility” by Robin DiAngelo.
The proof is the numbers. The April 6 episode of “RHONY” reportedly only had 764,000 viewers live, which is lowest in franchise history.
In the midst of a massive drop in ratings, Season 13 the reunion has been postponed and production of the next season has stopped until January. The source said things are in limbo.
Exactly, fans are voicing their grievances online about the direction of the show, calling for Williams “preached.”
The source said the show’s alums and current housewives are rolling their eyes at the mayhem it is becoming.
“There’s frustration behind the scenes.”
Williams, a lawyer and TV presenter, is not necessarily to blame.
“Eboni is great. The source said she was just on the wrong show.
Eboni is very agile and extremely intelligent. But she is not friends with any of these women, many of whom have friendships that span decades. They move in different worlds. They clearly have different preferences and values, which has nothing to do with their different skin color.
“The production is pushing her and telling her to deal with this, pushing Ramona to do it. Don’t blame any of the girls: Blame the production and cast choices. ”
Williams said she shouldn’t be scapegoat for dismal ratings. Rather, she blamed the show’s producer for the way the show was edited.
The source also notes that the newbie isn’t the only bad casting choice. Leah McSweeney, 38, has also sunk the once magical chemistry. “She was like an angry 90s teenager: sassy and obnoxious. They can fix this easily by bringing in key women. “
A show like “Real Housewives” is not a mirror for the Big Apple. It’s part of the demographic, a neighborhood with large apartments, luxury cars and a great lifestyle by old protection standards. And it worked: Viewers have eagerly pressed their windows into this ruined world since 2008.
I have no tears for the cast of “Housewives”. They’ll be fine to carry on their sometimes dubious business and be revered whenever they pop into the local gay bar.
It’s sick industry. The big boys in the entertainment industry have continued to anoint themselves as preachers instead of court servants – their original role. If people want to learn about race relations or white privilege, there are millions of outlets for that. “The Real Housewives of New York” is the ultimate place anyone turns to in search of enlightenment. Unless one’s enlightening idea is a good plastic surgeon and an expensive bottle of champagne.
The show is committing suicide by wokism.