Brandon DeShazer may be one of the minor cast members of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but after he was attacked by Phaedra Parks’ hubby Apollo Nida at NeNe Leakes’ Pillow Party for virtually no reason at all, Brandon has received an outpouring of support from the RHoA fandom.
To recap, Brandon — who is Kenya Moore’s friend and assistant — accompanied the “Gone With the Wind Fabulous” star to the party and attempted to defend her after singer Christopher Williams grabbed her arm during a conversation. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, Apollo tried to separate Brandon and Christopher only to end up kicking and punching Brandon repeatedly.
We’ve see Kenya’s blue-eyed pal on RHoA a handful of times since she joined the show last season, and it’s clear that he was overwhelmed with the support he got from fans following the nasty brawl. In addition to retweeting several well-wishes from his followers, Brandon also shared a thankful message of his own. “Thank you....THANK YOU EVERYONE! Such love and support from EVERYONE! I am beyond speechless...just thank you. #Blessed #love #sincere #GOD,” he tweeted on January 27.
Still, not everyone is Team Brandon. Though we don’t think anyone supports what Apollo did, there are those that blame Kenya for the whole debacle in the first place, NeNe, for one, is convinced Kenya is at fault and had little sympathy for Brandon following the fight. In the blog she posted to her website, NeNeLeakesOfficial, NeNe refers to Brandon as Kenya’s “girlfriend in the red pajamas.”
We agree that Kenya played a pivotal role in the fight, but to have zero sympathy for Brandon after Apollo cracked his rib seems a bit harsh, especially when you consider that all Brandon did was try and defend his friend.
Do you feel badly for Brandon, or did he get what he deserved after inserting himself into the argument? Tell us what you think below!