Real Housewives of Atlanta Porsha Williams Made a Ratchet Choice?

Real Housewives of Atlanta
Real Housewives of Atlanta is in the news yet again. Season six of the highly rated reality show continues to turn up the heated drama for its viewers both on and off camera. From FBI investigations, past criminal activities, financial troubles, and now a recent warrant for the arrest of cast member Porsha Williams, Real Housewives of Atlanta is becoming what many viewers are calling “ratchet” television. Many adults are faced with choices to either react or respond to heated situations with words, or violence. Williams was confronted with a choice and she reportedly chose ratchet.

In March of 2014 Real Housewives of Atlanta taped its anticipated reunion special. The sixth season of the popular reality show displayed cast members in great conflict with one another. A cast member provoking other fellow cast mates is nothing new for Bravo TV’s programming. The formula that has successfully worked for the big network has been putting rich, successful women together with very strong personalities to see what would happen. Every season the women plot and scheme against one another that result in intense confrontations. The heat in the kitchen reportedly got a little too hot for the youngest cast member of Real Housewives of Atlanta.

As the ladies sat in their beautiful gowns and diamonds to tape the reunion, Williams and her arch-enemy Kenya Moore engaged in their usual nasty exchange of words. The clash between Williams and the former Miss USA is normal to the fans of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Watching clips from the infamous taping that was leaked out to the media, millions of fans took to Twitter and Facebook debating and taking sides as if it were a Don King event. Williams, as always, was speaking over Moore to get her insults in. Moore, however, reportedly pulled out props to entertain the viewers. In her witty jest, she pointed her majestic, beauty queen scepter at Williams. Williams snatched the prop from the beauty queen and threw it to the ground. As Williams continued with her mud-slinging, Moore pulled out another humorous prop. Seated on opposite ends of the sofa, Moore calmly spoke into a bullhorn to let Williams know she was not going to raise her voice to strain to speak over Williams.

The tape showed Williams suddenly getting up from the sofa to charge at Moore. Moore quickly got up from her seat. Williams grabbed Moore by her hair and the tape ends with vice president of development and talent, Andy Cohen, and production crew breaking up the altercation and struggling to get Williams away from the scene. Williams, as all cast members of the Real Housewives franchise during a reunion taping, had a choice and she made the less-the-smart-one. The entertaining reunion that fans tune in to watch suddenly turned into what many viewers believed to be a painful and embarrassing “ratchet” event. Some fans, however, are debating that Williams was provoked to violence.

Williams reportedly turned her self into authorities this week when she learned a warrant was issued for her arrest for the assault of Kenya Moore. When the investigators saw the clip of the reunion, Williams was wanted for assault. She was booked and released on a reported $2,000 bond. Williams who explained to talk show host Bethenny that purchasing high-end designer clothes and $3,500 shoes took priority over getting health insurance and then claiming she could not afford health coverage. Williams has expressed on the reality show that there are 265 days in a year, she believes the Underground Railroad was an actual train that took slaves to freedom, and the list continues. Many Real Housewives of Atlanta supporters believe she has not proven to be the most intelligent or mature cast member for adult viewers to relate to.

Those with the same mentality of Williams, however, are coming to her defense that she was provoked to physically attack another woman. Cast mate NeNe Leakes, former criminal, explained to Andy Cohen that she does not condone violence. Leakes is infamous for “provoking” cast members by using her 5’10” imposing figure and loud, booming voice onto her more petite sized cast mates. Former cast mate Kim Zolciak often got a taste of Leakes wrath that reportedly included a 911 call to police that Leakes had choked her in a parking lot.

Those with an understanding of consequence and the confidence to use their intelligence to shut down anyone “provoking” them, sees that Williams had a choice to make in the situation. As parents in today’s world struggle to teach their children the consequences of their actions, public figures like Porsha Williams gets glorified for reacting to a situation using violence. The consequences for Williams’ actions in the real world would have been an immediate termination from her employer Bravo TV and handcuffs. Bravo TV has aired six seasons of women “provoking” one another. Only two of their female cast members, signed under contract, have reportedly chosen to use violence resulting in 911 emergency calls being made by their cast mates. The verdict is still out whether Bravo TV will use the “provoking” excuse to keep Williams on board the cast of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. Maybe the network needs to not only enforce no violence between cast members, but possibly explain what exactly constitutes “provoking”. Bravo TV needs to be careful. Without strong women using wit, skill, sharp tongue, and humor to antagonize one another, they no longer have a successful formula. The fun is always over when the ratchet arrive.

Opinion by Meleika Gardner


16 Responses to "Real Housewives of Atlanta Porsha Williams Made a Ratchet Choice?"

  1. Sonia R   May 8, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Thank you Liberty Voice for stating the facts as it happened…As this article states… only people who has the same low mentality like Porsha are defending her.. Violence is NEVER the answer… Kenya was not exactly innocent but NOBODY was…Porsha was going on and on without pausing and the only reason she got mad was because Kenya said she has proof of Porsha cheating on Kordell and that struck a cord because the beard must have had affairs… And she is denying that she called Kordell a gay… She called him a queen… it is the same thing as calling him gay and accused him of abusing her yet she still wanted to be married to him. Porsha also said she wanted nothing in the divorce settlement but that’s not true. It’s the judge who awarded her nothing…

  2. betty   April 28, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Porsha hold you head up girl an give it to god because he handle all things.

    • linda   April 28, 2014 at 9:03 pm

      Porsha may have made a poor choice in allowing Kenya the satisfaction of geetting under her skin, but I said it once and again she was not the only one, and should not be fired from show. When having a business all policies should apply to all, not just to one you want to get rid of. People need to stop dumping on Porsha,,so she’s broke, those that make her out to be a bad person, I think not. Kenya only has an old title, and since she’s been on the show, she has been very nasty and broke, and the only way she can make a mark is by flirting with someone else husband,,try to be the lead housewive, which she wasn’t married and still not, and she is messy, so I guess Bravo can stop saying they have morals,,according to seeing the bias and showing extreme partiality I can’t tell.

  3. changofwati   April 24, 2014 at 5:22 am

    Who are you…. Verbal abuse is as bad as physical abuse….. Stop being a pseudo-intellectual both girls were wrong but one was the instigator….. For the record stop comparing Porsha to Chris brown….

  4. She Thinks Clearly   April 21, 2014 at 10:27 am

    It’s unfortunate that Bravo has very low standards when hiring the housewives on the Atlanta show. It appears that the other housewives cities have housewives with seemingly more affluence and higher intellect. I’m disturbed when all I hear about on the RHOA is who is poor, has no husband, and no children. Especially, since MAJORITY of the cast members have had their children out of wedlock and married for the FIRST time at close to 40 years old. It seems that Kenya is following the rules and yet being punished. She has been called a whore on several occasions, but there are no rumors floating around about the men she has slept with over the years. I call foul!

    • linda   April 21, 2014 at 8:05 pm

      Kenya is following. The rules alright,,getting Bravo ratings at all costs, ,,and as far as out of wedlock, ,what ,,standard!! Porsha don’t have children,,,so ,,you don’t know what you’re talking about,,,these housewives tell an everyday life situation,,not a fairytale as Beverly Hills,,,and as for Kenya,,,in a everyday situation, ,she wouldn’t get off with the foolish stunts that she do,,so lets be totaly fair. Kandie worked hard for what she has and so did Phedra, Cynthia and NeNe,,although she can be a little more reasonable, but she pull herself up and she didn’t fake as Kenya did,,neither of these women did,,except Kenya.

    • linda   April 21, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      As far as Kordell,,he married a young girl,,,everybody keep talking about this girls IQ,,Theresa brain power wasn’t good either,,Kordell says he love Porsha but really he didn’t want Porsha to have no more than what he wanted to give her,,and that was nothing,,sure he provided her with a nice home and things he bought her but no independence for her to get a career, ,,solely depend on what he gave her. I really wish that they could have stayedtogether because I really bbelieve she loved him, and all he had to do was encourage and support her not have her to depend on him giving what he thinks she should have. As I stated earlier,,Mariah and Tonya on Doctors wives faught very violently than what Porsha did to Kenya,,,,so Theresa on New Jersey threw Andy,,and threaten one of the cast.

  5. linda   April 20, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Really,,,to treat someone bad like I see and read how Porsha has been mistreated, is wrong,,,Theresa,,new Jersey housewives was violent she wasn’t smart,,so how we forget. So to you Wendy Williams and to the rest that hates on this girl, you were part of the problem ,,you didn’t degrade Theresa and she wasn’t smart,,and it was clearly Andy clearly showed that Bravo set it up for Kenya to do that to Porsha. After Kenya got her butt kicked,,she says Porsha has to be fired as if she’s the boss,,so Bravo must be the sugar daddy for Kenya in exchange for better ratings,,no matter who gets hurt,,,an innocent girl for dirt,,with all calling Porsha stupid,or dumb, and other people have said somethings wrong or made mistakes in wording,, so you didn’t think that Porsha would hurt. Then to see Andy console Kenya,,he didn’t think Porsha would do that,,so it was evident that Andy (Bravo) had Kenya to push Porsha and then he blames Porsha, and dismiss her. We lift people up not push no one to a breaking point.

  6. linda   April 20, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    Been watching housewives very long time,,,this is not the first time a fight came on the show,,NJ,,Married to Med.,,etc., so why pick on Porsha,,,Bravo allowed Kenya to taunt Porsha,,why for ratings,,,why kick this girl Porsha,,why try to degrade her,,,so I hope the rest of cast make a stand,,,,for Porsha,,,evidently Bravo,,threw Porsha under the bus for nasty Kenya,,,probably will stop watching Bravo,,,fair is fair

  7. SusanDickerman   April 20, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    i think porsha has been fired judging from the preview.It’s so sad it came to this ‘. Although it’s happened before. Kim zolziak did pull sherre Whitfield.s hair ect. The ladies on the housewive are pushed to the edge. I think poor Porsha was simply not up to the challenge. she probably should have left the show before this could have came to be. Money is the root of all evil. I am not defending her just stating facts.

  8. Lolo   April 20, 2014 at 7:01 pm

    At the reunion Andy is not without blame. He allowed things to get out of hand with Kenya pointing her scepter in the faces of her cast mates.
    How quickly Kenya forgets. She said she can get Dick any place. Last season she tried to get Walter’s dick on a number of occasions, he would not even touch her with someone else’s dick.
    Why is the baby doll not white, you asked? Really, because you are not. Look in a mirror. What was that you said- you have white in you? Oh, like you said, it is in you.
    Your have insulted every woman of color.

  9. Karen Evans   April 20, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    This show only promotes the lack of intelegence that some of these women show, Nene is by far the most distasteful human ever viewed on TV, and being paid for it, Keenya totally provoked Porshe, they should ALL be fired. It is time this station gave viewers something more meaningful to watch.

  10. shirley brown   April 20, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Bravo is wrong for allowing kenya moore to bring toys on set to pick on porsha. .kenya is a mean women…more a hater than anything else…I dont care for her bad behavior on tv

  11. Dee   April 20, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    There is no bias in the writer. They are clearly stating the facts. What use to be fun made for TV Reality, is now fodder for ratings where women like Leakes and Williams resort to violent tatics. Leakes seems to have selective amnesia forgetting she has a criminal past and her fits of jealousy of her other casts mates brings out her immaturity and rachetness. While Williams….Well Kordell Stewart pointed out early on what we now know is that Porsha has the mind and IQ of an 8th grader.

  12. Truth   April 20, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    The writer of thks article is ratchet and clearly takes sides while nice nasty in an attmept to influence the reader to think as they do. Very lame and ratchet article/writter

  13. fwjoy   April 17, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    There’s too much violence promoted on TV and film today. We have to get to a point where entertainment can be inspirational sometimes and peaceful resolution is viable.


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