Even though the Real Housewives franchise was born and raised in the United States, that doesn't mean it can't be topped somewhere else in the world, and why not in Auckland? And that is certainly the case with Real Housewives of Auckland, where one interaction left jaws on the floor around the world. A racist phrase not only caused there to be no need for a Real Housewives of Auckland reunion (though some of the more ghoulish among us would have tuned it), but it got the show canceled for good after one season.
In comparison to the interaction between Real Housewives of Auckland, Michelle Blanchard (a former London model, and a gorgeous, leggy woman of color) and Julia Sloane, a children's book author (who writes ironically about racial acceptance), the booze battles on Real Housewives of New York just seem like forgetting to say please after "pass the salt." Sloane, who claims her children's books are to fight racism in communities where Maoris are a minority, delivered a line to Michelle Blanchard in the presence of Real Housewives of Auckland Persian Gilda Kirkpatrick that would have been rude in the sixties, let alone 2016.
On RHONY, Bethenny Frankel was angry at Sonja Morgan for ripping off her Skinnygirl brand with a Tipsygirl Prosecco, but the name-calling was at a minimum, and things never got nearly as personal as they did on Real Housewives of Auckland.