“[Aviva] was actually much more vicious than viewers saw,” Ramona tells Star magazine. “Bravo edited it, so she didn’t look as bad.” Ramona also insinuates that Aviva wasn’t taking her medication, a point Carole Radziwill had brought up earlier, without naming names.
But Ramona takes things to a whole new level when she compares Aviva’s language to a racial slur. Sonja starts by saying, “All of us have been very gracious to Aviva’s father, George, no matter how embarrassingly he behaved, and yet she calls us white trash? Disgusting.”
Ramona adds, “It’s vile; it’s like using the n-word. It’s just extremely slanderous.”
Do you agree with Ramona, that Aviva’s use of the words “white trash” is equivalent to calling someone the n-word? Another point to consider: When someone calls you names, or is mean to you, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to respond with more name-calling, and more vitriol. Sometimes the old, “I won’t dignify that question with an answer” response works just fine.
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