All hell is breaking loose behind-the-scenes at the "Real Housewives of New York." Apparently, ratings for the show are historically low and fans placed the blame on newbie Eboni K. Williams and her race talk. However, she’s blaming "RHONY" producers for low ratings. More inside…
Ish is hitting the fan behind-the-scenes of "Real Housewives of New York!"
Everyone is up in arms after newbie Eboni K. Williams – RHONY’s first Black Housewife – called out producers for the show’s historically low ratings. So get this…
Turns out, some fans have been blaming the historically low ratings on the show’s newest edition, former Fox News host Eboni K. Williams. Some "RHONY" have been vocal online that Eboni bores them with all the race talk. Also, some castmates are also supposedly tired of race storyline coming up on every episode
Well, Eboni wants everyone to know it’s not HER, it’s the producers of the show. According to the numbers, last week’s episode of "RHONY" recorded its lowest rated episode…ever. Only 764,000 people tuned in live. Yikes.
The 37-year-old attorney told TMZ she’s not the reason for low ratings since she doesn’t make the final cut decision about what footage is actually aired. The producers do. Eboni feels like since the show tackles other sensitive issues like mental health, divorce and alcoholism, then race shouldn’t be any different.
Several sources reached out to the DailyMail to share their thoughts about Eboni calling out production and they’re saying it’s reality TV suicide.
"Blaming production is the worst thing you can possibly do," one source said.
"First it was Ramona and Luann who Eboni said she had issues with – so what is it Andy Cohen’s fault now or Lisa Shannon’s (from Shed, the production company)?"
"Our network and production company take good care of us. They want our show to succeed. Andy takes all of our calls and cares about us and our show,’ the source explained.
"We all want Eboni to be a success. The fact is EVERY woman who joins an existing cast is hazed to some extent. This did not happen to Eboni. The cast and crew were excited to have Eboni on the show and really made sure she became a fast friend and colleague.
"It seems like Eboni is on a mission to take the show down. Speaking on the record to slam producers is shocking to me. Shocking.
"She wants Ramona demoted, if not fired and now she’s going after production. This is not going to end well. Bring on the very much delayed reunion."
With the super low ratings, BRAVO has reportedly decided to delay taping the reunion until at least September. Not only that, they’re also pushing back Season 14 filming to 2022!
Oh and there has also been racial drama on the show…
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After "RHONY" star Ramona Singer was accused of being racist, she posted up flicks with her "black friends" to combat the rumors. "RHONY" pal Sonja Morgan said she found it "funny" Ramona posted flicks with Eboni and another friend, Bershan Shaw, weeks apart.
Meanwhile, Eboni – who formerly worked at Fox News – is catching some heat from Twitter after her announcement that she "wrote in" a Presidential candidate when Donald Trump ran back in 2016.
I wrote in. But like every American should, I pray for and will support President-Elect Trump
— Eboni K. Williams (@EboniKWilliams) November 9, 2016
Third party candidates and write ins are credited by many for Trump pulling out a win against Hillary.
Will Eboni make a return after this? Hell, will Ramona? There’s been rumblings – that she has shot down – that she’s been fired. Guess we’ll have to wait a while to find out.
Photo: Eboni’s IG