No-one is under any illusion that you watch any of the Real Housewives franchise for tips on world peace or avoiding conflict.
But for many, the latest episodes of the Sydney version have gone too far, with the ‘housewives’ being so mean to each other it can be uncomfortable to watch.
In Sunday’s episode, Athena X revealed to the group she’d grown up in with a violent father who beat her and her mother “to a pulp”.
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Instead of sympathy, the details of her traumatic childhood became the catalyst of a fight, with another housewife Victoria competing to share that she has a half sister.
This follows countless incidents where the women have called each other “fat”, a “whore” with a “smelly vagina” and a “has-been pot plant.”
In an interview with radio hosts Fitzy and Wippa, PR Guru Roxy Jacenko said she thought the show had gone too far.
“Look I won’t lie I haven’t seen Sunday’s episode. But I have watched a couple of episodes. They are so mean to each other. I don’t get it. Why does everyone have to be so mean?,” she told the duo.
When told she’d be ‘perfect’ on it, Jacenko agreed she’d be “ruthless” before revealing that she was actually approached to appear on the show.
“Maybe two years ago they asked. But it was the time I had just done Celebrity Apprentice. And I think if I did that my mum would disown me just quietly,” she said.