Things got political on this week’s episode of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. The politically charged episode of RHOBH left fans divided in more ways than one. While some fans don’t want to their favorite guilty pleasure mixed up in politics, others simply disagreed with one side of the political viewpoint shared by the Housewives.
Following Tuesday’s episode, Real Housewives executive producer Andy Cohen defended the episode on Twitter.
“The women went to dinner the night of the testimony and like most of America were engaged in why was happening and had an honest conversation about it at the table,” Andy tweeted.
Adding, “I loved being able to show their differing viewpoints about something that also polarized the country. It’s life.”
Meanwhile, Lisa Rinna continues to receive praise from some fans for her political stance.
While it’s not surprising that some fans didn’t agree with Rinna’s political point of view, it turns out that many others did.
In the days following Tuesday’s episode, many sexual assault survivors bombarded Rinna with their stories, which the RHOBH star shared on her Instagram stories.
Rinna then responded to the fans who reached out to her and thanked them for their strength.
“To all of the brave souls who have reached out after the episode we see you, we hear you, you are not alone. We believe you,” Rinna wrote.
Adding, “This is why we have a platform – to use it.”
However, Rinna didn’t stop there. She also took the time to thank Bravo, Andy, and Evolution for airing this week’s episode. Rinna also applauded Camille Grammer for sticking around and defending her point of view.
“Thank you to @bravoandy @bravotv @evolutionusa for being brave enough to air this past episode and to my amazing cast mates who show up and are not afraid to be seen and heard. We don’t always agree, but to have the courage to be your authentic self and to stay in the room when it gets hot and awkward and painful and uncomfortable, I applaud you.”
Despite the politically charged episode, ratings still remained high for Tuesdays’ episode. 1.715 million people watched and it was a “season high in demo.”
I loved this week’s episode of RHOBH. I think it’s important to touch upon things that are really happening in the world. While I don’t want Real Housewives to always be political it’s fine in small doses.
I also really enjoyed Rinna’s messages to fans, Bravo, Andy, and her RHOBH co-stars. Even though I think that part of her last message may have been a dig at Lisa Vanderpump.