NeNe Leakes has a tendency to be all about..well NeNe Leakes, and Cynthia Bailey is sick of it! After rumors started stating NeNe was considering leaving the show after being downgraded to a friend of the housewives, Cynthia spoke to S2Magazine.com stating that the show does not rely on just one of the women and that it takes everyone for it to be successful.
I don’t think ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ is about one person. It’s an ensemble. It’s always been an ensemble. It’s never been about one person. This is a pie and we all put ingredients in it and that’s what makes it work.
She also went on to discuss the infamous reunion fight between Porsha Stewart and Kenya Moore last season, calling it “unfortunate”,
The fight was just unfortunate, and hopefully, the last time that’s going to happen on our show. People don’t tune into Atlanta Housewives for the fights.
Despite the fight, Cynthia thinks that RHOA has the ability to be a positive inspiration and empowering platform for women who watch the show,
We are businesswomen. Most of my cast mates, including myself, we are businesswomen… People do find inspiration in watching our show. I do think that in so many other ways, we are still a great platform and are great examples of empowerment.
I agree with the fact that these shows are ensemble casts and one person isn’t necessarily going to make or break the show – but she lost me on RHOA being positive and empowering! Do you think RHOA could survive without NeNe – or any of the ladies? What are your thoughts about the show being an inspiration to women?