Real Housewives of Atlanta Porsha Williams an Embarrassment to Women?

Real Housewives of AtlantaReal Housewives of Atlanta has had its share of bad publicity lately. With alleged bank fraud, identity theft, FBI investigations, divorce, a possible “down-low” husband and physical altercations resulting in cracked ribs, the list goes on. But the reality series still manages to be one of Bravo’s most-watched reality shows.

But, the African-American community is questioning whether to continue supporting the show because some believe it is not a realistic or favorable representation of their culture. As if the violent and corrupt depictions of a community demonstrated both on and off camera this season were not enough, many believe Porsha Williams has taken it to a level of shame and embarrassment for African-American women.

Williams, the granddaughter of civil rights activist Hosea Williams, has stunned many fans with her, as Wendy Williams describes it, “less than smart” behavior and comments. From stating that the Underground Railroad was actually a train that took slaves to freedom to her most recent interview on Bethenny that left viewers and the talk show host herself looking at the 32-year-old with much concern. Williams sat on Bethenny’s stage revealing to viewers that, even though she was living a lavish lifestyle purchasing $3,500 shoes, wearing high-end designer labels and going on exotic vacations, she could not afford health insurance. She explained that her then-husband, former NFL star Kordell Stewart, only had health insurance for himself.

Many fans, stunned and confused, are trying to make sense of the expensive lifestyle Williams portrays on the Real Housewives of Atlanta because of her husband, and she never thought to get health insurance or save her allowance. While millions of Americans get up to go to work everyday and struggle to obtain health insurance, Williams, a housewife, chose to fill her closet with bling and purchase hair rather than apply for health insurance.

Williams has reportedly said she did not want anything from her highly publicized divorce from Stewart. She reportedly only wanted him to pay her health insurance and allow her to keep her vehicle. Many women opt to walk away from a divorce court battle with nothing but peace of mind, knowing they have the capability to start over strong. In Williams’ case, however, many question if she opted to walk away with nothing because she was reportedly losing the battle. Stewart explained on the reality series that Williams wanted things she could not have.

Stewart went on to further reveal that Williams was financially irresponsible prior to their marriage, losing her condominium because she failed to pay the taxes on her property. Stewart could not risk losing everything he acquired from his football career by putting Williams’ name on their assets. Williams had captured the sympathy of many fans when Stewart filed for the divorce. But as she continues to open her mouth to explain the complexity of her marriage and financial situation, she paints a less than favorable picture of herself, possibly causing many women across the country to drop their heads in embarrassment for the reality star.

When the couple separated, Williams was seen on the show renting an 8,000 square foot house to live in alone. Her castmates, as well as many of her fans, did not understand why the aspiring Flatline singer would make such a major purchase while her finances were reportedly shaky. Williams has been reported to be driving a Rolls Royce around Atlanta and wearing a tiara flashing her designer labels. As many continue to raise an eyebrow at Williams, it is also reported that she has found what many believe to be a “new sponsor” to take care of her.

Forty-two-year-old Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the son of the ruler of Equatorial Guinea, could possibly be the new sponsor lavishing Williams with flashy gifts. Though both are reportedly denying this, the question still remains how the divorcee is living the high life. When talk show host Bethenny asked Williams who was giving her such elaborate gifts, Williams laughed and said, “Friends.” Not that it is anyone’s business, but Williams is making the talk show rounds to make her business public.

Respected castmate Kandi Burruss is reportedly worth $35 million as a single woman with legitimate and successful businesses and royalty checks from songwriting. Burruss, however, does not live the same lifestyle that Williams lives. Burruss has warned Williams on the show to live below her means and gave Williams an opportunity to tap into her own power in the theater production of A Mother’s Love.

Though the Real Housewives of Atlanta is drama filled and catty, the other castmates are viewed by many as intelligent, business savvy women with strong personalities. Much of the public, however, question Williams’ level of smarts and if she has possibly fallen into a Pretty Woman situation. While Burruss is a strong, independent woman that many young girls can look up to and aspire to follow in her shoes on her road to success and wealth, not many can say the same for Porsha Williams. Women, no matter what cultural background, have made strides economically by running their own businesses, building empires across the country starting from the bottom with nothing. Williams was given a privileged life because of Stewart, but she possibly chose to invest in Louboutin shoes instead of in herself.

As young girls watch the Real Housewives of Atlanta reality star giggle and laugh while saying her lavish lifestyle is due to her “friends,” many embarrassed women are hoping that, besides a Chanel bag and Jimmy Choo shoes, her list will also include maturity, self worth, pride, strength and independence.

Editorial by Meleika Gardner
@IAMMeleika

Sources:
Bethenny
Christian Post
Celebrity Networth

18 Responses to "Real Housewives of Atlanta Porsha Williams an Embarrassment to Women?"

  1. Kisha   January 16, 2016 at 1:37 am

    Portia is slow. Her mom over compensated because Portia is the outside child. Lauren’s mom was married to their dad and bore three children, none of which are Portia. Her parents failed to teach her anything and that’s why she’s so silly.

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  2. Rachel   March 28, 2014 at 3:13 am

    The contradictions that fall from her mouth make me cringe sometimes. I find it sad that she is not further along in life at her age and I don’t see things getting better for her as it does not seem she has a plan at all.

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  3. maria   March 27, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Porsha seems like her mother spoil her to death she raised a Bratt sometimes some parents want to live their life n dreams thru their kids Porsha’s mom seem like thats what she wanted for her own but she forgot the most important thing n that was help her daughter to develop her Brain.Sounds awful to say this but some ppl lives just for the money n cars n big houses n expensive designers clothing n shoes n thats is Porsha’s n her mother lifestyle…….Who is Porsha’s real father , where is him??? Did he have money??

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  4. sweetheart   March 26, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    Poor-sha is unbelievably ignorant and stupid! She makes me crunch anytime I see her.

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  5. David   March 26, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    I don’t get it. She’s working on the show. She’s very pretty. (Which is the reason why people hate her. ) Her body is banging. I know that makes women jealous. She can sing!
    She loves God. SHE’S very sweet. Not evil at all. What’s the problem ? Everyone makes human errors. Pllllllllease !!! You all are jealous. DD

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    • Brooklyn   March 28, 2014 at 4:42 am

      I think you’d have a very difficult time finding a commenter who is jealous of
      a 32-year old with an undeveloped brain no matter how sweet and pretty she is.

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  6. sharon johnson   March 26, 2014 at 9:55 am

    She was so sheltered and spoiled she didnt learn how to be independent. She needs to get an education, jest start there. Kandi is helping her with singing career, lets pray she dont botch that, like she did her condo.she should have payed for it instead of buying shoes, clothes etc. Etc.

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  7. tinah kenney   March 26, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Like Judge Judy says….BEAUTY FADES BUT DUMB IS FOREVER. That’s Porsha Williams. So sad to watch this young lady get through an interview. Expensive things handed to you by so called “friends” is so ridiculous. It just shows will stoop really low for fame and fortune.

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  8. GetOvetIt!   March 26, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Leave Porsha alone! I mean, yeah she says some very questionable things, but she is who she is. As much as I love my people, and we should really do all things to uplift ourselves as a race, I hardly think Porsha is a poor representation of black women. I have seen way worse who are in the industry now. Not to mention I think the women of RHOA represent themselves better than any of the other housewives; how quickly we forget how ghetto the NJ housewives are. Though we should alwaysbe conscientious, let’s not go overboard. Sometimes we take ourselves way too seriously. We should appreciate that there are layers to our race, and that we are not all the same, though we share common ancestry. Get over it folks!

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  9. gospeltruth   March 26, 2014 at 7:14 am

    I’d like to see Poor-cha enroll in a fast-track degree program…if she actually graduated high school. I’m just saying.

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  10. Bellah   March 26, 2014 at 12:44 am

    And can we talk about the ignorance of Ms Kenya Moore going on about “Gone with the wind” fabulous. Does she not understand the concept of Slavery. Does she not understand what her role would be in that story or in real slavery. ignorance is what Bravo feeds on.

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  11. Bellah   March 26, 2014 at 12:37 am

    How does the granddaughter of Hosea Williams come to this. How did her community allow her to grow up so ignorant of the world around her. While her Grandfather advocated for the community around him and nationwide. that same community and his family let this poor girl grow up with out a lick of sense

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    • Adiah   March 26, 2014 at 5:22 am

      Her grandfather was awesome, hard-working, well-educated, and honest. She is just the opposite.

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  12. jo   March 25, 2014 at 10:56 pm

    Most of the trips ate Bravo expeses, free trips for all. Yeah, she broke, and living like she not.

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  13. JuneBug   March 25, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Your editorial couldn’t be more spot on! That is the only woman on the show that is just an empty bone head. She doesn’t even make sense when she talks. Even Bethany had to stop her to get it straight and then it was still so messed up. She is a hot mess. Nothing to offer the show. I quit watching it due to the fighting and bickering. Adults should not behave like this.

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    • Adiah   March 26, 2014 at 5:16 am

      I totally agree. I wish Bravo would replace Porsha with a real grown woman. To her credit, she always looks fab. But all she adds to the show is whining, ignorance, and self-contradictions.

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  14. fwjoy   March 25, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I wish Porsha the best in her new business ventures with her hair and lingerie lines as well as restarting her singing career. But I wish for her sake, along with Black women everywhere, that the trappings of designer shoes, hand bags, diamond tiaras and fancy rolls royce cars are not the substance of a strong, smart independent modern woman. If you take all those things away, who do you have? Who are you? If you remove the hair and the fancy dresses? Who are you? Porsha has led a privileged life. I hope in all this hurt and drama over the last year, that there are greater lessons that can be comprehended. I think the point is to gain a better sense of self before relying on someone else. Projecting strength requires more than designer duds and gifts. I would like to see Porsha develop as a truly strong, Black, smart independent woman who can first rely on herself.

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  15. Marcella   March 25, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    It’s not often that you will find women of limited means, who actually have to work for everything they have. And do not have RICH, tyrant benefactors, to take care of them and buy them designer labels, feel sorry for a woman who has all of these things. But I in fact, feel very sorry for Porsha. The girl is pure, unadulterated stupid! Forget thinking before you speak. She should think about it, write it down, proof read it, share it with a friend (who is not equally as stupid), and then share it! Every time she speaks, I find myself holding my breath in hopes that she can just get through the sentence. She is like watching a 3 year old in a school play forgetting what comes after twinkle, twinkle! Whew, not that I have that off of my chest…I think Porsha has great style! HA.

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