Ratings increased when former Miss USA, Kenya Moore, joined the set of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” for Season 5. Reality TV was growing unpopular as viewers began frowning upon cat-fight television. Luckily for “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”, Moore’s arrival boosted its popularity, and created subsequent seasons of headline-worthy celebrity news.
Viewers hate tasteless TV, but were more shocked than outraged over the “pajama” fiasco.
Apollo Nida’s vicious attack against Brandon DeShazer was shocking, and caused speculation into “what” motivated it. It was so spontaneous, like something suddenly clicked, and Apollo became the wild animal in the room. The question most viewers still ask is: Was there a psychological connection to Moore in this assault? Hmmm …
It’s also been reported that NeNe set the negative tone for the “Pillow Talk” party hours before Kenya arrived–but still swayed public opinion to ultimately blame Moore for creating the incident.
So the soup is hot, and the plot thickens.
A Bravo staffer talks about how NeNe’s obsession with Moore is rooted in jealousy, and out of fear that Moore will be the new star of the show. Tasteless theater has run its course, and Moore is the new face of “classy” conflict on Reality TV. “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” was reborn because of it. Viewers obviously prefer the milder, classier kind of drama–over rough and unrefined display.
During her interview with Andy Cohen Sunday night, April 13, NeNe aggressively attacked Moore’s character, and sarcastically charged lunacy by saying, “she’s off her medication”–all while admitting “she’s good for the show”. But saying she thought Cynthia should leave the show was a jolt viewers didn’t see coming.
The “wild card”
Moore calls herself the “wild card” , and a stunning one she is, at that. She’s in good company, though. Her fellow cast members can also “glam it up”. Nevertheless, her fellow Southern Belles apparently don’t see themselves in Moore’s league, which would explain their irritation with Moore’s “gone-with-the-wind-fabulous” antics. She’s the celebrity surprise men love to ogle; and the distraction her female counterparts wish would go away.
New blood and the bitter sweet surprise
Whether it’s the alleged electricity between her and Apollo, or her gone-with-the-wind-fabulous twirl, Kenya Moore is the reason “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” remains relevant in 2014.
It’s unfortunate, but I predict NeNe is very close to walking away from her six-year-run with “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”– to make room for “new blood and the bitter sweet surprise.”