Crossing the line?
Garcelle Beauvais and Lisa Rinna don’t agree on much except for Bravo fans attacking the kids of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Earlier this week, Garcelle’s 14-year-old son Jax was bombarded with vile and harassing comments on his Instagram.
The comments got to be so bad that Jax pleaded with people to leave him alone.
“I’m a f–king 14-year-old; leave me alone, please,” Jax wrote on his Instagram Story alongside screenshots of just some of the comments he received.
The comments covered an array of topics, including Garcelle’s talk show The Real being canceled to her oldest son Oliver’s prior issues with drugs to telling Garcelle to leave Diana Jenkins and Erika Jayne alone.
“Tell your MOM TO LEAVE Erika ALONE,” several comments read, while others said, “Stop critiquing and belittling Diana with her grammar; your whole family are immigrants.”
Other comments read: “Why is your mom obsessed with Erika’s alcohol intake? Shouldn’t she worry about your brother Oliver’s drug intake instead?”
“Your mom calling Erika [an] alcoholic when your older brother was a drug addict. Pot calling [the] kettle black,” another “fan” wrote.
These are just some of the more tame comments. See what other comments “fans” left on Jax’s Instagram.
The next morning Garcelle pleaded with Bravo fans to leave her kids alone, saying she was up all night crying over the comments. She noted that it’s “just a show” and encouraged angry fans to “scream at your TV [or] throw something at your TV” instead of attacking kids.
“I’m usually a very strong woman,” Garcelle tweeted. “I’ve been raised to be strong. My life has taught me to be strong, but when it comes to my kids, it hurts. It’s not OK. I’ve been in tears all night. It’s just a TV show, people. Scream at your TV, throw something at your TV but leave our kids alone.”
Garcelle wasn’t the only RHOBH cast member to speak out. Lisa Rinna posted on her Instagram Stories, making it clear that all the kids on RHOBH are off-limits.
We are doing a tv show. We try to entertain you-why; can’t you treat it like wrestling, for God sakes love us- love to hate us But leave the kids alone! What I was just sent about @garcelle’s son is disgusting and unacceptable; what I heard [happened] to Porshe @kylerichards18 is disgusting and unacceptable. What you’ve said and done to my own kids [is] disgusting. The threats to @theprettymess son!?!! And I’m sure all of the other beautiful children. They didn’t sign up for this. what are doing?! The kids- all of our kids should be off limits, so stop it now. Enough is enough.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Wednesdays at 8 pm on Bravo.