Emotions were running high this morning after the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season finale. All six housewives were feeling the heat from the blogosphere and Twitterverse as viewers weighed in on the explosive events of the episode, and whether you were Team Kyle, Team Kim, or even Team Giggy (who was getting flack on DListed for his “dumb ass outfits”), there was finger-pointing and nastiness in every direction. Luckily, Adrienne Maloof — who we know we can always count on to be a voice of reason — cut through the conflict and delivered a smart, thoughtful statement via her Twitter account. Here it is in full:
Hi everyone - just wanted to say I'm overwhelmed by all of the kind comments you have sent me since the show aired last night. What you saw was a really difficult night that affected all of us for a very long time. A lot of people asked me why I'd stayed out of the Kyle/Camille conflict as much as I had, and it was because I didn't think it was based in anything substantial or life-altering. But when family fights - that is a whole other ballgame. You can choose your friends, and you can choose to move on from friendships, but family is so, so important. As a mom and a sister, it was such a painful night to see. What you saw was just a portion of a much longer evening.
People asked me who won that night, and I have to say I don't think there is ever a "winner" when family fights. Everyone loses.
I'm getting a lot of tweets and questions about who I thought was right/wrong. The thing is that Kyle and Kim have vastly different responses to conflict - Kyle is more able to jump in and Kim retreats. I was encouraging Kim to speak up in the limo because fight & flight are two responses to conflict - but neither really works. Has to be some middle ground, both in family and business.
Well put, Adrienne! But we have a feeling the fight’s not over yet: Next week’s reunion show is just a week away, and from the looks of it, we’re in store for another trainwreck.