I Hate Jill Zarin A Letter To Jill Zarin Feb 5, 2011
I hope you will all bear with me today as I really felt the need to send this message to Jill Zarin.
Dear Jill Zarin,
Hi Jill, you know me, you call me the “Hate Blogger” but just as you claim that I don’t really know you, you don’t know me at all. I don’t hate, and I’m not a hater and my name is Lynn but you already know all of that. I write a blog just like dozens of other people out there, the blog isn’t even about you most of the time.
I know that the name of my blog annoys you, but when given the opportunity to talk to me about it, you refused. That’s a shame because you never know what might have happened. I didn’t want an interview and I didn’t want to blog about meeting you. You say that I don’t know you and I offered to change that, simple as that.
I know you read the blog but do you read the comments? If you did, you would see the love, caring, admiration and respect that the people who frequent this blog have for each other. Did you know that one of the regulars here sent wigs to other regulars who are cancer patients and had lost their hair? Do you know how many ill and housebound readers find a much needed diversion from a pain-filled life with love and support right here on the blog with your name on it? Any idea how many people have lost loved ones, pets and have had devastation in their lives? They find love and support here.
I think that you know all of this because you do read the blog, you read the blog that my friend and co-blogger Quincy wrote as well, she talks about the name of the blog and I hope that you re-read it with an open mind, you can find that blog here:
Not only do you read the blog but you’ve also posted on the blog, just as a reminder, here is your post:
2010/12/29 at 7:18 am
Lynn..I found this site and find it curious and interesting. What will you do if Alex and Jill and Simon make up? You seem to hate Jill because of them. If Simon asks you to end all the hate..will you? Just curious. K
Jill, thank you for joining the blog but your assumption is wrong, I don’t hate you because of Alex and Simon and I strongly doubt Simon would ask me to “end all the hate“ Jill because you see, he knows that this isn’t a “hate blog” Simon knows, as does the thousands who read the blog that this is far from a place to hate. Sure we snark, we criticize and we analyze, we nail Bravo cast members for their behavior.
When Season Three ended I considered changing the name of the blog, I even wrote a blog about it and asked for opinions, the response was overwhelming in support of leaving the name as is.
Did you know that last season I made a list of your horrible acts? It was really long, it included the way that you treated Bethenny, Alex, Sonja, Ramona and even your so-called friends Luann and Kelly. Not to mention your off camera behavior on Amazon.com, Twitter and Facebook. The funny part is after creating that really, really long list of your bad behavior, the readers found even more that I had forgotten. They added to my list, not just one or two, but a huge list of more really nasty things you’d done, can you believe that? You can find that here:
Let’s not forget that I wasn’t the only blogger who had issues with you Mrs. Zarin, NY Magazine had a weekly section on their web site called, “Why Jill Zarin is an awful person” remember?
Do you think they’ll do it again this year? I suppose that is all up to you.
I can’t count the number of times I’ve been told that I don’t know the real Jill Zarin, that the real Jill is a sweet lady who is loving and caring. Jill, we’ve seen the way you treat your friends, we have seen the way you treat your husband and even your daughter. We watched you in Ally’s college interview, at her photo shoot and as she was trying to get her homework done. We watched as you spoke over Bobby during a television interview, how ungrateful you were when he presented you with a brand new car and how you talked about getting jewelry from Bobby in exchange for sex.
What about the way you treated the other housewives?
We saw how you treated Bethenny several times as she tried to make up with you or even just talk to you, you not only shut her down but made fun of her with Luann secretly listening in, you called Bethenny “toxic” and told her that she scares you. Bethenny scares you? I met her last week and I gotta tell you Jill, I think you could take her, she‘s tiny.
You announced on Twitter that Bethenny had a baby boy hours before she gave birth to a baby girl. You told Bethenny that you kept notes on why you were angry with her, you keep track of gifts and when you do something nice for Bethenny, you throw it back in her face and expect something in return.
And Luann, this is your friend, right? You showed up to her speaking engagement late, texting and talking over her as she was giving her presentation, then you called out asking for a man for Luann, she was clearly mortified and you were not apologetic at all.
You criticized Ramona endlessly at her Tru Renewal event, you screamed at her in Jennifer Gilbert’s home because she didn’t tell you that Bobby Frankel passed away, as you enjoyed the festivities on the yacht party Ramona hosted, you attacked her, made fun of her and along with Luann, completely ruined her party.
You were trying to control Kelly at the reunion, whispering to her to “stop” speaking, (yes we all saw you) you sent her a nasty email because she tried to make peace with Bethenny. You abandoned Kelly knowing full well that she had a horrible episode on St. John. Rather than staying behind in New York to comfort Kelly, you moved forward with your plans to surprise the other ladies knowing full well that Kelly was already gone.
You made that horrible comment about Sonja at Kelly’s Bachelor party. You didn’t give her a chance, you barely met her before you were attacking her.
When it comes to Alex McCord, Jill, I don’t even know where to begin, calling Simon a drunk to a newspaper reporter, you made fun of her children at Luann’s event, you called her ugly at Brooklyn Fashion Weekend and completely bashed the entire event, you made that really nasty comment about Alex’s nude photographs at last year’s reunion. You sent a text to Alex after claiming that she wasn’t your friend, gossiping about Bobby Frankel’s passing . When Alex confronted you about that you were rude, vile and actually apologized to Jen for Alex’s behavior when just moments before you screamed at Ramona. The list of things you’ve done to Alex date back to season one and are too numerous to mention but if there was ever evidence of “Bullying” on any Housewives show, you qualify with your treatment of Alex McCord.
You asked a radio personality to write a positive review for your book on Amazon, when she refused claiming it would be unethical, you told her to do it under a fake name or her boyfriend’s name.
You created a fake name on Amazon, Susan Saunders and wrote yourself a glowing review of your own book, you attacked Amazon’s number one reviewer simply because she didn‘t enjoy your book. Then using the same fake name you posted horrible reviews for both Bethenny and Alex’s books. After months of denying that you did this, although all the evidence was rock solid, you finally admitted that you were, in fact, Susan Saunders and created all of that drama on Amazon.com.
There are plenty of sites devoted to hating on Bethenny, that crazy Angel chick who has apparently lost her vision and hearing but continues to blog about the Housewives, she really hates Bethenny, you‘d like her a lot.
What have you done to me personally? Well, lets start with Twitter, you announced and then followed through with blocking anyone who follows me, contributes to my blog or even reads my blog. Personally, I didn’t care because you’d already blocked me but I received tweets, emails and messages from people who hate you even more for doing that. They claimed that they’d never said a bad word to you on Twitter, yet you blocked them. Do you think that makes you more likable? Or more hated? That stunt that you continue to pull is hurting you way more than it’s hurting me.
When you got that horrible advice from Dina Manzo, you forgot to ask her one important question, did it work? Dina tried it with another Twitter member, it didn’t work for Dina and it’s not working for you.
Then you announced that “someone from Chicago” sent you threatening letters. Now Jill Zarin, you know that is simply not true! You tried to get public sympathy and turn people against me with lies, it didn’t work.
You tried to use a Bullying Awareness Day that was meant to try and protect gay and lesbian teens to your own benefit. As an attempt to get more public sympathy you were claiming that you’d been bullied. You are the bully so I don’t know how you can try to play a victim now, you’re not that good of an actress. There are really people out there suffering and being bullied and tortured in schools and in their neighborhoods every day, how dare you try to use that to your own selfish benefit?
You tweeted that if people are mean to you on Twitter you are going to call their employer and try to get them fired. Are you insane? I can’t even respond to that.
You recruited other Bravo cast members to try to boost your public image, knowing full well before the season even began to air that you were going to look bad. Teresa Giudice lost a whole lot of fans by inexplicably supporting you and while her book did well, it could have done a whole lot better had she not been on “Team Jill“. As Teresa blogged about your show last season, she became weaker and weaker as it became impossible for her to continue to support your horrible behavior.
Rumor has it that you employ professional Public Relations advisors, are they telling you to do this stuff? If they are, fire them. If they’re not, why not follow the direction of people you pay to give you good advice?
So you see Jill, this isn’t simply about Alex and Simon, surely you know that.
I have to admit that your antics have calmed down in the past few months. Your stunts on the internet have slowed, the worst that can be said now is that you’re a name dropper, annoying but harmless. You did post on my blog using a fake name but I actually appreciated that small insight into your thoughts so that I could clear up the misconception.
If you’ve got anymore crazy schemes up your sleeve for this upcoming season, might I suggest that you run them past a professional PR person for approval prior to carrying anything out?
You appeared on Watch What Happens Live last season to promote your book, you made a complete fool of yourself by responding to every question Andy asked you with, “Its in the book”. Even Andy, who has patience and never shows negativity toward any of his Housewives was clearly disgusted with your behavior. Your nephew later went onto Twitter and attacked Andy Cohen and many other fans of the show:
In a moment of weakness, I offered to meet you while you were visiting my beautiful city. You claimed that you didn’t want to meet me because you didn’t want to reward me for having a “hate blog”. First of all, I wouldn’t view meeting you as a “reward”. Lets make that clear. Second, we already cleared up that you know that this is not a hate blog and finally Jill Zarin as you very well know my intentions were good and you would have benefited a whole lot more from a meeting with me than I would have from meeting you.
When given an opportunity to prove to me that I’ve got the wrong impression of you, you couldn’t do it. In retrospect I’m glad that you refused because I really believe that you are just not a nice person.
I feel that you are vicious, cruel and you attack people by trying to ruin their career and take away their livelihood. I’m glad that you failed to get Alex McCord fired from Housewives, she is a good mother and a kind woman, you could learn a lot from her.
At last year’s reunion, Andy Cohen asked you if you’d return for a new season, obviously you did return but here is your response:
“I don’t know if I could do this again, I don’t know if I could film, I’ll be honest with Alex for another season, she clearly hates me, the answer is I don’t know”
Trying to play a game of cat and mouse with Alex McCord and Bravo is a bad idea Jill, Alex has a very large fan base and you obviously don’t have that kind of leverage at Bravo.
Did you know Jill Zarin that while Bethenny tours she absolutely refuses to say anything negative about you. Believe me, the audience asks and would love to hear some dirt that Bethenny obviously has on you but she flatly refuses stating that you two once were truly friends and she would never talk about you, period! That is a class act.
Can you say the same and be completely honest? I don’t think you can, many people who have seen you in person have spilled the beans, we know you talk poorly about Bethenny while you’re out meeting “fans”. Bethenny is a better person that you will ever be.
I really do hope that things improve for you this season, it is going to be difficult for you to recover from all that you did and said last season but here’s hoping you gave it your best shot.
“You have a lot of changing to do and I’m serious!” Bethenny Frankel
Jill admitting to Amazongate:
Until Next Time….