Former RHONY star Bethenny Frankel is disappointed in the direction that the Real Housewives Concession has taken and believes Andy Cohen is to blame, Reality Blurb reports. Bethenny Frankel sat down for an interview with ET Canada in which she revealed that she believes the Real Housewives franchise has gone off the rails. She even compared the most recent seasons to a prison riot.
“There’s a shakeup about Real Housewives,” she told the exhaust. “I feel like the inmates are running the shelter. The content of the show is that bad behavior is rewarded. It’s like it’s upside down.”
She then pointed the finger at Bravo host Andy Cohen for allowing and even encouraging the “bad behavior”.
“I told Andy that you can’t reward bad behavior. Technically, we are still employees,” she explained. “Money drives the whole machine. Any woman who tells you they’re doing the housewives and it’s not about the money is lying.
Many fans would agree with Bethenny Frankel’s observations. At most reason season of her former show RHONY, fans and even Andy herself pointed out that the women drunk so exaggeratedly that it caused the season to delegate in a series of “disclassed” moments. Many have even claimed that the season was too cramped to watch.
Some of those moments are Leah McSweeney throwing lit tiki torches, Sonja Morgan stomping through a glass table and Dorinda Medley making annoying remarks about LuAnn de Lessep’s mallet.
Bethenny was one of RHONY’s OGs, starring the first three seasons. During her time on the show’s early seasons, she had a major fallout with her former best friend Jill Zarin and ran her business Skinnygirl, which she later sold for $100 million.
She left the show before Season 4 only to return from Seasons 7 to 11. While she was still the woman who wasn’t afraid to tell it like it is, later seasons showed an emotionally more fragile version of Bethenny.