I Hate Jill Zarin A Blog about Blogging July 17, 2010
To be honest, I don’t have time to read every blog out there about the shows that I watch, I try to read the ones about my favorites like Bethenny’s Getting Married and the few about Top Chef. I would read as much as I could about The Real Housewives of New York and am keeping up with the Teresa Giudice debacle.
Unless someone has unlimited time, why would they watch a show that they do not like with a star that they clearly have no love for? Worse than that, why would they take the time to sit down and write a long blog about it?
Personally, I have absolutely no interest in the Kardashians, for example. If I see a blog about them, or their show is on, I skip it. I don’t see any point in wasting my time reading or watching anything about these women. The last thing I want to do is sit down and watch an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians and then sit and write about them. I just wouldn’t do it. I suppose that is why I’m so confused about why others do it with Bethenny?
Do people hate Bethenny so much or are they secretly jealous of her life? Personally, I think it is the latter. You can be obsessed with someone to the point where you watch everything they do, follow their lives and want to “be” that person. Are these the people that these celebrities should fear? Are they dangerous? Maybe some people genuinely do not like Bethenny the same way as I do not care for the Kardashians, but they’re watching Bethenny and writing blogs about her. Isn’t that strange?
I believe that there is a happy medium. I like Bethenny, I am a fan of Bethenny’s and I enjoy watching her, reading her tweets and watching her on talk shows or the morning news shows. Sure, I’d like to have her talent, her wit, her figure, and certainly her money! Do I want to “Be” her? Nope! I have my own family whom I love and adore, a career that I really enjoy and I live in the best city in the world! I wouldn’t trade it for anything!
When a writer / blogger critiques every moment of an hour long show with absolutely nothing good to say, something is wrong! I would bet that even I could watch the Kardashians and find at least one or two redeeming qualities about the show. Writers who criticize absolutely everything that Bethenny says or does are just not right in the head. They’re not observing the show for what it is supposed to be, entertainment. They’re watching with the intent of ripping apart a woman that they do not like, why?
I know that similar observations could certainly be made about my blogs detailing the Real Housewives of New Jersey. The fact is, I liked Season One of the Jersey girls, I really did. I watched every episode, the reunion, the lost footage and even the special show all about the table flip dinner. This season it has absolutely gone downhill fast, so why am I still watching and blogging with almost all negative observations? It is like a train wreck that I just can’t stop watching. It is infuriating and frustrating and I truly want to find a redeeming quality about the Jersey girls, I want to be a fan.
I guess I watch to see what is going to happen next, what lies will come out, what unbelievable thing will go on. In comparison to Bethenny’s show, we know what happens, she gets married and has a baby, there are no big surprises coming so for you haters, there’s nothing to see here! If Kim Zolciak or Teresa Giudice had their own show, for example, I guarantee you that I would not watch it! I don’t like either of them and have no desire to see any more of their lives than we already do on Real Housewives of Atlanta or New Jersey.
I want to trust that what these women show us on television and talk about in interviews is the truth. In so many cases, it comes out that much of it isn’t true. It amazes me how many housewives have been caught in lies. In fact, I think more have been caught lying than have not. That may be a bit of an exaggeration.
One thing that cannot be said of Bethenny Frankel is that she lies. When people question her version of her childhood it only shows their own ignorance as we have not yet caught Bethenny in a lie. Even her step-father has backed up her story of the tough way she grew up, her mother hasn’t said a thing, unless you count the National Enquirer and let’s face it, you can’t count on that rag! If Bonnie did come forward to make a statement, it would have been picked up by many news outlets and her face would be all over the internet with her quote. She would have chosen to speak with a legitimate news source, not the Enquirer.
Bethenny haters question why her mother hasn’t come forward to dispute Bethenny’s accounting of her childhood. It doesn’t surprise me that the woman doesn’t want to relive her mistakes. There may be many reasons for her silence, possibly she realizes the mistakes she has made and feels that the best thing she can do for her daughter now is to let her live her life and let her shine. She may feel embarrassed about the way she raised her child and not want to face public scrutiny. Maybe she is angry about Bethenny revealing so many details about her childhood but has no defense. We may never know, we may never see this woman in an interview explaining her side, but in the meantime we’ve never been lied to, that we know of, by Bethenny so we have no reason to think she is being anything but honest about her childhood.
What exactly would be Bethenny’s reason for lying about her horrible childhood? To get sympathy? I doubt people buy her books and watch her show because she had a shitty childhood. Bethenny’s popularity is not based on pity or sympathy. We like her for who she is, not for where she came from. Who would want to put all of that out there if it weren’t true?
So many Housewives that have been caught lying and therefore cannot be trusted in anything that they have to say like Teresa Giudice, Jill Zarin, Danielle Staub, Kelly Bensimon, NeNe Leakes, Lisa Wu Hartwell, Kim Zolciak, Lynne Curtain, and the list goes on and will probably grow! They lie about their finances, they lie about their actions their relationships and their past.
Maybe it is just the way that it feels as though Bethenny puts it all out there, tells it like it is and doesn’t seem to hide anything, but I truly don’t think she’s lying about her childhood. Possibly sometime in the future we’ll have all found out she was making fools of her fans by lying to them but for some reason, I truly don’t think so.
I suppose the haters will continue to watch Bethenny’s show and they’ll continue to blog about her and her show, as long as they’re watching and talking about it, they are adding to the show’s success. I feel a little sorry for these people to be honest, because they’re wasting their time watching and writing about a TV show that they don’t particularly enjoy. For all of those Jill fans out there, I can say with confidence that Jill Zarin is watching Bethenny’s show. I can think of hundreds of things to do rather than watching the Kardashians! I’m sure everyone reading this blog has a show or a celebrity that they don’t like and don’t waste their time watching, right?
Some Tweets to enjoy:
U know the taxidermy dad on The Bachelorette? JZ has the same plans for walls in Ally’s old room.Too many cats stolen from Amazon reviewers
Chief said that in private @kikilet dresses him in lace & bows & calls him Bryn.
@jillzarin Just think if u had been congratulatory rather than jillous to @bethenny, u would’ve been along for the ride as her star orbited
Are u going thru a divorce or just not fond of her?~> “@gregthedogguy: @kikilet How do I get a Kelly Bensimon original piece for my wife???”
@ jillzarin Even I hope u protect yourself from the stalker who wants u to be mommy & says i wuv u daily~>RT” @J_ashly: @jillzarin I♥YOU”
@teresa_giudice the way u treated cop just doing his job said it all.Above others?cop probably pays his bills so others don’t get shafted.
bijou0912 The only consistent things about you are your superficial judgements of others…along with dreadful grammer and spelling @kikilet
Until Next Time……