As we wrap up the first season of #Married2Med, I would like to take a moment to reflect on the roller coaster ride that I just endured for three long months.
This was my first experience on a national TV show. Boy what an experience!
I always believe in life that everything happens for a reason and that reason is for my benefit. However difficult an experience it may be, I always try and find the good in every and all situations.
So, some of the responses that we all received over the season came as a HUGE shock to me. Putting our lives and families under the fiber-optic, HD microscopehould not give people a free reign to slaughter us on Twitter, slam us on Facebook, and give one a carte blanche option to hate. Please try to remember that we are still people, still women, still mothers, daughters, humans, doctors, MDs. You may not agree with us, you may not like all of us, but I ask you to try not to turn it into to hatred. Remember -- for your own sake if not for ours -- in life what you put out comes back to you.
I know I can speak for all us, when I say that these comments are insane, considering the few hours that you really get to know us. What you see in the fishbowl is not the whole person. I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a good and caring friend, an author, and a CFO of two thriving companies. I teach and inspire women with my "business of living" and I work hard for the charities that are close to my heart.
Kari, you may be all those titles that you listed, however, you have also shown yourself to be: Petty -for throwing Mariah and her family out of the party. In addition to obsessing over who paid for what. Deceiver -for pretending to reach out your hand in friendship to Mariah while continuing to gossip behind her back. Judgmental -you have played at psychiatry by slandering Mariah's character, and your husband has gotten involved by saying she should be divorced for her behavior at the party. Vain -more concerned with how you are perceived by preparing toys for the poor, when your true behavior has proven to be uncharitable and self-centered. As viewers we might only see slices of life in your " fishbowl" but you have chosen to "poop" in the tank!
Kari, some people are just haters, you know who you are, and your fans do as well.. Is too bad Miriah and Quad, had to resort to bashing, but of coarse can't take it. I don't get that they can be so ghetto, but you can't say darling!. well at least your house is paid for, and you don't live in the land of Dellusional immaturity.. I hope if it comes back that the bobsi twins will NOT be on, couldn't handle any more, Dellusional head games.. A fan!,
Darling, STOP IT....STOP IT...I could not read anymore after the 1st page....lmbo. You should have thought about your family before you thought about COINS. You and your husband and Toya and her husband should understand that your covers have been pulled off to reveal your true identities. Please people of ATL remember these people and run like HELL if they should come across your path. DELUSiONAL!!!!!!!!!!!
Loved you this season!! You really grew on me!! I hope your back for season 2... Keep standing your ground girl....
It is in the public's hands to keep Toya or KAri and up to the producers to listen very carefully to the public,, so that they can continue to have a successful show.
The people have spoken over and over again. TOYA's gross disrespect of Mariah's family dynamics and KAri's veiled prejudiced opinion of where Mariah belonged (in the Ghetto) are not acceptable and a deal breaker to the majority of viewers.
Mariah and the excecutive producers are too smart to continue to rock that boat and Mariah and the rest of the cast except for Toya would be nuts to continue to be associated with Kari and her dislike of uppity (successful) women of color, and her desire to put them in their place. Notice how Kari keeps Toya her place?
Sorry some people were acting like idiots on social media.
They're not worth listening or reading.
You're beautiful and a good friend to those that care about you.
I appreciate the fact you always tried to give others another chance and then they'd end up walking all over you and Toya because they're bitter haters.
You really need to get a life and move on. No adult should behave the way you, Toya, and Mariah behave. I like Mariah, but I think it's time for her to move on and get over you and Toya. You two are starting to make her look bad.
I can't imagine anyone falling for your phoniness. From your accent, looks, pretenses, you are one condensed packet of falsehoods. Yuck. Thas all I can say. Yuck.
Kari, your a strong woman; Quad (what a name) & Ms. M don't like you because you're successful and your own woman. Your style (how you speak) comes of as arrogant, but that's you; I'm sure once one gets to know you, you're a blast! Those two will hurt your business!
You appear and look to be so much older than the others, is that why you feel you can put them down every chance you get. I thought with old age you acquire wisdom.
Kari, be quiet. When you listed all of the things you are, you should have added messy to that list. You are my least favorite on the show. Darling you act as though you are so perfect. When you and Mariah were having wine and talking about the party, I wouldve reached over the table and slapped you across the face with some of those comments you made. I dont know who you think you are.
The newly formed Kari, Toya friendship will have less life than ice cream on a hot summer day.
You two ladies have nothing in common other than a pretend dislike of Mariah.
This gal pal relationship will falter and sputter as soon as the director says "Cut".
In fact, I am reminded of Kim and Sheree and we all know how long they remained close friends.
I like you. I find you refreshing and I feel you are a strong woman who stands up for herself when it would be easier to run with the pack. Good luck Kari, let haters hate!!
Individually, each of you seem sensitive, compassionate, motivated, sensible, appealing, appreciative women but "in the pack" all is lost! Furthermore, pretense and bullying deplete respect, sophistication, and sex appeal. Neither new or old money can buy these.
It's funny, cause if the viewers liked you, Kari, we would be the SMARTEST people in the world. You would say that even with those few hours, we managed to see the truth about who you are. Lol with your irrationally askewed reasoning, I truly don't think you will last long in reality television. "If you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen, woman."
I truly hope you are not on future episodes. I found you back stabbing, rude, class less and truly ugly inside and out. I think you need to watch the episodes and fix the flaws you have in your character. This shows Money doesnt buy CLASS....I am glad Mariah didnt pay you for the party, after you THREW her out instead of TOYA. SHAME ON YOU! Take some etiquette classes, you need them!
Get over yourself Kari !!! A Dr's wife you are an embaresment to other woman married to Dr's Shame on you ..... You chose to open your "fishbowl" ! You are far from the who 's who of Atlanta!
I definitely think that you can be condescending. You were upset that Mariah was late and didn't help you set up so she was the one who was put out after the fight. I wonder if watching Toya start the fight and seeing that your assumption was wrong about Mariah made you think twice. You put the wrong people out. You should watch how you come across. Also, from a nurse and someone graduating with a Psych degree next month, your diagnosis(besides being rude) was wrong. You can find one for Toya though..she needs to be diagnosed. Also I do believe that you were rude to Quad from the first episode. One thing I realize about people is that they think they can treat people harshly and then play the victim when that person responds. This is how you reacted when Quad fired back at you. You should have taken it since you started it. You are not innocent in this by far. I see your motto, but I truly don't think that your mind is as open as you think it is. You are also not as great as you fancy yourself to be.
I think you are great! Mariah and Quad are seriously evil. Don't listen to the haters it is their issues not yours, I'm sure some of it is based on being biased.
I pray to god that Mariah and Bravo fire you(and Tacky Toya) so I don't have to see you next season.You are the worst of the worst and have been so mean and underhanded ALL season.I hope you and your lowlife husband crawl back under whatever rock you climbed out of.Oh btw,you & Toya looked SO foolish on WWHL,trying to backtrack..AND you lost the poll so..how's karma feelin'?
I feel badly that you've endured so much fan wrath! No one should have to explain themselves like you did. I like you. I think you're a straight shooter and did the best you could within a group of women like your cast mates. Mariah is insane though and I've seen it since like episode 3. Glad others have finally caught on. I mean, look at her mother.....nuf said!
Kari: Although I laughed out loud when you diagnosed Mariah, however I clearly think you missed the mark. If I remember Abnormal Psychology correctly I would have diagnosed the following: Narcissistic Personality Disorder. The symptoms include: Takes advantage of others to reach own goals Expects to be recognized as superior and special, without superior accomplishments Expects constant attention, admiration and positive reinforcement from others Envies others and believes others envy him/her Is preoccupied with thoughts and fantasies of great success, enormous attractiveness, power, intelligence Lacks the ability to empathize with the feelings or desires of others Is arrogant in attitudes and behavior Have expectations of special treatment that are unrealistic To the extent that people are pathologically narcissistic, they can be controlling, blaming, self-absorbed, intolerant of others’ views, unaware of others' needs and of the effects of their behavior on others, and insistent that others see them as they wish to be seen. Narcissistic individuals use various strategies to protect the self at the expense of others. They tend to devalue, derogate and blame others, and they respond to threatening feedback with anger and hostility Sound familiar?????
It was very clear Toya told you & Dr. Simone she did NOT invite Mariah and Quad to her husband's event. Totally her choice to do so...but you made a conscience decision w/malice intent to make both Mariah and Quad feel bad/left out. I have friends from the UK and we've all seen Lisa Vanderpump in action...you cannot blame being British on your behavior. You're not nice...you come across vindictive and catty. I don't think that's what you wanted but unfortunately that's all you showed the viewers.
Kari, when you put your life out there for all the world to see, you get what you get! If you don't want to be judged by the public, don't put your life on display! You signed up for this if you don't like the comments QUIT!
You said Miriah has mental issues, I definitely think you and Toya has issues as well! You both come off as vile, nasty, and condescending. Again, I say you lead with your husband, he is who makes you and I say who is he! If he were a reputable doctor why is he on reality television!
Kari - It sounds like you spoke from your heart, although I don't think you should have diagnosed Mariah on TV - leave that to Quads' husband.
Kari, You are a beautiful lady. Why waste your time with these chicks? You need to be on a show with women who are on your level. Mariah and Quad are so jealous of you, all they do is talk about you, Toya is dumb and Jackie is boring. I hope you come back with some new doctors wives, some with your class. You have shown that you can be nice when Mariah and Quad are ragging on you all the time. She was drunk making fun of your accent. I would have smacked her but you have more class.. Then she decides that she isn't ready to forgive? For what, disrespecting YOU????? You took her to the wine tour and this is how she treats you????. I don't blame you not going to her ugly house. She just wants to throw more shade. You looked hot on WWHL. # Beautiful lady.
She Dish out dirt, can't handle backlash when it's revealed. iF you can't take the heat. Stay the heck out the kitchen. deny, deny, delusional.
Agreed. She is disgraceful.
@Judysea...I disagree! Sometimes you can form a friendship when you realize you were only an accessory such as earring or bracelet to the friend you dropped.
@shortstrand You are the only one who behaves like a successful doctor's wife. Mariah has no class. Look at her mother an absolute disgusting woman.
FANCY THAT! LOL
Sounds like a perfect diagnosis of KARI ! Brilliant!!!!!
@redial@7 KARI HAS LIPS, LOTS OF LIPS, NOW THE HEART, WELL THAT'S OPEN FOR DEBATE! LOL
They ALL drink too much. And I can see where our hard earned money goes when we come to see doctors. Why can't they be less materialistic and live like the rest of us!?!?!?
@Mikez NOW see that's the problem with the viewers who like toya and kari and those who like mariah and quad. those who are team mariah and quad actually watched the show that was shown on our television and those who are team toya and lips(i mean kari) lol they watched the show that was shown in the TWILIGHT ZONE! LOL
ARE YOU SERIOUS, Did you read what you wrote. Let me help you out. Kar cannot replace anyone but she can be replace. Mariah and Quad is not going anywhere, trust me they will be returning. You hit the nail on the head when you said Toya is dumb but that's Kari's girl so what do that say about her. Mariah have a beautiful home, but I can say that Kari house need a much needed paint job and some landscaping. Oh yeah she looked a hot mess on WWHL. keep it moving
@Papirazzi @shortstrand Her mother is not a reflection of her and if you re-watch the episode Mariah attempted to not get into a discussion Toya the Teenager. Toya touched 1St Toya Threw the drink
Karlosmonty, I dont have a problem showing a picture of me. Trust me darling (in Kari voice) it will put u to shame.Yes she did look like a HOT Mess of a Model. As for being Jealous, NVR. I have too much going on to be jealous of any woman or person for that matter. I applaude anyone who is doing well or moving in that direction. That is why I watched this show because I thought I was watching women and men who was doing something positive business and personal with strong strong women and men behind them. When I watched Kari and Toya thats when I realized those two was not what the show was about . As far as Kari home it would look somewhat elegant if she put a fresh coat of paint and some landscaping. I never said ghetto fabulous, you did ...LOVE ON ME (in Mariah mother voice)