The feuds have gone too far on the Real Housewives of Orange County!
While Season 11 of RHOC rages on, some of the fights on social media have prompted producers to request a cease-fire between cast members. What caused producers to take such drastic measures?
Radar Online released portions of a letter producers sent to cast members that banned them from social media outbursts.
“… the social media viciousness has gone too far and you need to cool it. Specifically, we’re asking you to stop attacking each other. The network is upset and so are we in production.”
The letter continued, “The constant, ugly fighting is a bad look for you, and bad for the show. You may not like each other, may not trust each other and often wish you weren’t on the show together – but taking shots at each other on social media isn’t the answer. Save it for the show… for the reunion… and please stop fighting so dirty.”
The letter admonished the women to stop taking jabs at other cast members and to focus on themselves instead.
“We’re asking you to stop any negative mentions about the other cast members on social media. Talk about your lives, your kids, your grandchildren, your jobs, products … Or whatever … But please stop aggressively hitting each other below the belt,” the letter stated.
Why did the producers think a strongly worded letter was in order?
"OC is a small a town"… Vicki you live no where near my part of town and don't know people here. Stop acting like a marriage expert #RHOC
— Shannon Beador (@ShannonBeador) September 27, 2016
The drama between the ladies has been especially visceral this season.
So far, Vicki Gunvalson and Kelly Dodd have teamed up against Shannon Beador, Tamra Judge, and Heather Dubrow.
The drama kicked into high gear last week when Gunvalson hinted that Beador’s husband, David, was happily living with his new mistress.
Apparently, Shannon didn’t react kindly to Gunvalson’s accusations and complained to producers.
“The letter was sent a direct result of Shannon complaining to the network about what was happening on social media,” an insider revealed.
As previously reported by Inquisitr, the feud between Beador and Dodd spilled over onto social media after the last episode of the Real Housewives of County.
After a fan had criticized Dodd for ruining Beador’s night with her kids, the reality star responded by placing the blame on Beador.
“It’s not our fault their family is dysfunctional! It’s not our fault they don’t get along for the kids sake! Blame them!” Dodd replied.
Of course, Beador hit back with a post of own.
“If I were you Kelly, I wouldn’t talk about other families you label dysfunctional. Tune in next week people…” she wrote.
— Shannon Beador (@ShannonBeador) September 25, 2016
Even former RHOC star Gretchen Rossi felt the need to get in on the action and blasted Dodd for her comments.
“That’s funny coming from you? Really? Your husband cheating on you, how can you talk about other families be dysfunctional? You have been there why wouldn’t you be sympathetic to that with other families?” she stated. “She can’t call another family dysfunctional… when she lives in a glass house. Reality is what it is … she should have sympathy if anything.”
Fans were quick to question Rossi’s involvement in the matter, especially since she isn’t on the show any longer.
At the same time, Daily Mail reports that Dubrow lashed out at Jeff Lewis (Flipping Out) on social media after he said she wasn’t his favorite Housewife.
— Bravotv (@Bravotv) July 25, 2016
“‘Wow @JLJeffLewis NO words for you. You were beyond rude to me at @ShannonBeador party and I have NEVER called you out publicly. #loser” Dubrow wrote on Twitter.
Dubrow later called Lewis an “***hole” and told fans that he has “low self-esteem.”
Fans can watch the drama unfold when new episodes of the Real Housewives of Orange County air Monday nights on Bravo.
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