If you were tuned in to The Real Housewives of Potomac’s latest episode, “Beef is Served,” then you would know there is a huge uproar on social media right now, accusing the show of colorism, calling out housewives, and trying to figure out what just happened.
Last night’s episode saw a repeat in the DC area from season 5– violence. However, the “green-eyed” bandits, Gizelle and Robyn, had different opinions from six years ago in which they actually supported the violence and encouraged Wendy Osefo to fight all simply because the housewife read both of them for filth during her sophomore season. Now, the audience sees Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon actually “antagonizing” Wendy, including Mia Thorton.
It all started when Mia cornered RHOA’s alum, Peter Thomas, about his “beef” with Wendy in a deal where he was waiting on Wendy to get back to him. When in actuality, Wendy showed the receipts, she was waiting on a response from Peter about when she could see the site of the location. Either way, the episode is filled with Mia gaslighting Wendy the whole dinner, in which Mia decides to bring up the drama with Peter at the table. Wendy wasn’t having it and checked Mia real quick, saying, “I don’t have beef with men,” which set the whole argument off.
Not only did Mia throw a drink at Wendy, but she attempted to hit her with her purse and broke her own nails, which were bleeding. Not once did Wendy engage physically–only verbally, yet Mia was comforted by Robyn and Gizelle. When in fact, in season 5, Gizelle felt so threatened by Monique Samuels after her altercation with Candiace Dillard that she hired security guards. Robyn and Gizelle both intentionally iced out Monique. And as Karen Huger says, “two wrongs don’t make a right,” which is why she stayed very neutral in both physical altercations. Anyways, the show (excluding the Grand Dame) has a long history of standing with light-skinned women and turning on brown and dark-skinned women, i.e. Monique, Candiace, and now Wendy.
And fans are noticing quickly:
Bravo is NEVER beating the colorism accusations. All of y’all sat up there and watched her throw a drink, and Robyn is calling Wendy the antagonist?? That’s so weird. #RHOP
— all these moniezzzz (@_abrea) November 21, 2022
This entire season is unimpressive to me. Blatant colorism, this whole overly forced and disrespectful storyline towards Chris, like… we need a recast stat. #rhop
— The Grande Ginger (@shes_rADIAnt) November 21, 2022
I can’t believe they’re blaming Wendy when Mia was yelling and lunging at Wendy like wtf?!? Again blaming her when she’s defending herself!!! Colorism is the 8th Housewife! #rhop pic.twitter.com/acKVFucZUs
— Mihrimah| FS | Xanaxyra Targaryen🤲 (@Mihrimah_FS) November 21, 2022
Potomac is NEVER beating those colorism allegations #rhop
— dj0nes (@dj0nes) November 21, 2022
Mia throws a drink on Wendy and then calls Wendy ghetto
Robyn calls Wendy “antagonizing” after a drink was THROWN IN HER FACE
Gizelle tells Karen she needs to defend Mia after Mia was the one who threw the drink.
the colorism on this show is so LOUD #RHOP
— caliphornia QING (@caliphorniaqing) November 21, 2022
Ok colorism was definitely proved on this show tonight #RHOP
— jasmine ♡ (@MsJasG) November 21, 2022
Wait… Robyn says that Dr. Wendy is antagonistic and Mia just threw a drink at WENDY. Whew Chile… you will have A LOT to explain at the reunion regarding the colorism conversation bc it’s overt at this point. #RHOP pic.twitter.com/lMLOd9Mvx2
— K E M P I R E 🐘 (@TheKempire) November 21, 2022
Robyn recording Wendy is literally baiting and being antagonistic yet this what she’s calling Wendy. I’m really disgusted at the obvious colorism #rhop
— ImBlueDabaDeeDabaDie💜✨🌈🦄 (@BluDabaDeDabaDi) November 21, 2022
— chanel🧚🏽♀️ (@ceceInterIude) November 21, 2022
What’s most shocking about last night’s episode is Robyn’s constant narrative that Wendy is “antagonizing” Mia when Robyn whipped out her phone to record the altercation (she was only zooming in on Wendy, though).
Mia showed her true colors in the episode and faced backlash as she responded back to a now-deleted comment saying she started the fight. She backpedals yet again, she backpedaled a couple of weeks ago after cameras caught Candiace’s husband, Chris, not staring at her–but on his phone. She said he was staring at her sexually on the show, then tweeted that same night that she was insecure.
On the bright side, Wendy has been receiving an outpour of love from fans, viewers, celebrities, and other housewives.
“Words cannot even begin to describe how grateful I am for the outpouring of love, support, and kind words of affirmation I have received over the past 24hours. Always keep your head high and your crown straight 👑. Sending you all my deepest gratitude and biggest hug!🤍🤍#RHOP”
The Real Housewives of Potomac comes on Sundays on Bravo at 8 pm ET.