This episode was really difficult to watch.
I thought long and hard, wondering whether or not to even write a blog, but here it goes. I'm not going to get into the minutia of why I behaved the way that I did.
It was unfortunately the "perfect storm" of events and I absolutely lost it. At the moment that I started spewing all the hatred towards MJ I felt justified, but the REAL point is that there's zero justification. I can't take back what happened, or even what was said, but I hopefully I can learn and do better.
The root of anger is pain, MJ and I were long overdue for a "heart to heart." It didn't happen and the result was disastrous.
You maybe funny but you are scary when you show your mean side such as at the the reunion. Maybe MJ is a liar and a drunk but your attacking her is horrific. She came out better than you because she knew how to react to your verbal assaults and she answered in a calm, dignified manner.
Ugh!!!! ENOUGH ALREADY! Reza, you were my favorite person on the show.....until you showed your true, HORRIFIC colors. I'm beyond disgusted with your behavior towards MJ! You are the lowest of the low. Please, continue to surround yourself with HATEFILLED wannabes like Lily and that gawd-awful-excuse-of-woman, ASA. It is beyond me how any sane person can believe her line of spiritual bullshit. She will be your downfall. Then again, to quote YOU, "if you align yourself with garbage, you begin to stink"! Get a big whiff. You STINK!
I find it odd that Reza seems to think he is such a stud and yet has no problem disrespecting everyone else for their looks. I am a gay male who lives in West Hollywood and I can assure you that no attractive gay guy I know would find him even remotely attractive - especially with that cheesy hitler moustache . Also, WHY do you - as a middle eastern second or third generation American - NEED TO TRY AND USE AFRICAN-AMERICAN SLANG AND REFERENCES REPEATEDLY? Are you black and we don't know it? You grew up in Bev Hills and you are Persain!!!! Stop trying to act/sound black - it's insulting to black people and embarrassing to us white folk.
MJ didn't deseve to be on the chopping block these were issues that should have been discussed in private
I couldn't even watch the full reunion after last season and just watched it (in rerun form) this weekend. I couldn't believe how horrible you were to MJ. I felt the whole season you were drinking the Asa koolaid (or diamond water - what a farce!) She promoted an elitist type of mentality in you and you both sat in judgment of others in the most unappealing/unlikable way. The arrogance alone was deafeningly offensive. Then the all out attack of MJ on national TV?? Like I wrote, I had to stop watching until this weekend.
I will take you at your word that you are sorry and regret your cruelty to your friend and will give the show (and you) one more shot. Please have your own mind and get away from the power trip you seem to enjoy with Asa. That was the most toxic thing I witnessed all last season.
You are all so self absorbed, that you probably don't even realize how many people completely turned on you for those comments alone! never mind ALL the other soulless and embarassing behavior! Sometimes you gotta draw the line, reality show or not.
I am just thankful (and surprised)that Bravo aired that lost footage episode, because it really opened alot of eyes as to your TRUE characters. You guys really took it to another level , you should all be ashamed.
Reza I just remarks u said about MJ and Drakejust when I thought I couldn't hate you anymore you proved I can. Very disappointing for a "friend"
I think this whole Reza/MJ thing is based on more than what we know about these two people. Both of them are complex. But what I really do believe is that there is a lot of love between the two of them. Both of them should humble themselves to each other, and Reza, please realize that if someone does have a substance abuse problem, you cannot force them into any form of therapy - they need to want to make changes because THEY want it.
I look forward to Season 3. Ryan Secrest and Bravo, did you hear that?
Reza, you are the ultimate entertainer. Your spreads are amazing and you don't go anywhere empty handed - what class, love you!
In all Reza is just in immature cruel and vile jerk. By any means he is not MJ,s friend. If I were the other cast members after I saw the way he turned on his friend of 20 years, I would not trust to have him as a close friend. He could turn on them like he did MJ. Again I think Reza is so vile and disgusting. I'd rather have a drug problem then be like Reza. It just makes me appreciate my friends so much more, because we have been with one another through thick and thin. That's what friends do.
tlr313 Reza proved he is 100% jerk! You are an excuse for a man and a human. What other people do behind close doors is their own business. How dare you to try to wipe someone's dignity like that?! Shame on you.
Reza, I am a huge fan but I would really hate for you to call me a friend. The way you spoke to, and about MJ is beyond mean spirited. You don't deserve her friendship honestly. Stick to our fake friendships, such as the one you have with annoying baby voice, not at all attractive bone marrow newbie on the show..
Reza appears on WWHL the other night. Instead of being humble, Reza proves he is a narcissist and only cares about himself. At the beginning of the show, he justifies his behavior at the reunion by saying MJ's tipsiness at his family’s home was the reason he humiliated her repeatedly throughout the reunion by revealing confidences she entrusted with him throughout their twenty-year friendship.
When MJ later calls into the show, Reza calls her mother a bi*ch, again. Andy gave Reza a stern look and audience groaned. If this egomaniac returns to the show, I definitely will not watch it. Reza called someone’s mother vile names and laughs about it, not once but twice. Reza is disgusting.
Reza is showing his true colors. He has no respect for women other than their skinny body parts (Lilly)...to name call someone's mother comes from a place of misoginy. Once again, Reza, represents poorly.
Beyssox hardingpark you got it Reza doesn't like himself
until he does he will never be a friend to anyone
he does have a lack of maturity that is astounding.
ON what what happens the other night you again showed your emotional maturity was stunted at 12 years old. You even have a little boys manner and voice. You need therapy to get you to figure out why and to help you grow up. Please don't call women the h or b word it is disgusting.
Reza, you went way too far & you made yourself look bad. With that mother, I understand if she self medicates... doesn't make it right. You have been a party to her antics. There are certain things you keep your mouth shut about.. I still love you, however, just very disappointed. Make up with MJ & give her a hug. She is beautiful!!!
Glad to read this blog and see you apologize for the things said during the reunion show. It was painful to watch. I really love this show but it was a tough season to watch. Remember one thing if nothing else: Yes Reza, this may be a reality show, but when the show goes away (and it will one day) who will be by your side? Whether or not MJ has a substance abuse problem, it was none of our business. If you truly cared about MJ's well being, you would have talked to her privately and not on national television. It appears that you realize that now and I pray your relationship with MJ survives. It would do GG, MJ, Lilly and you well to take a page from Mike's book of class. You don't have to sell your soul or integrity to be an interesting part of the show. He represents your culture well and I wish there were more like him where I live!! I look forward to the next season and my fingers are crossed that it will be about the wonderful Persian community and loving relationships.
I just don't get your obsession with Lilly? Perfect perfect perfect...I originally loved you and MJ b/c you were real. For you to ditch that and create a superficial relationship baffles me and I'm sure other viewers, as well as MJ. Your apology seems genuine and I hope its not too little too late. You said things I wouldn't say to my worst enemy, let alone a friend. I hope you all can work it out.
It goes like that: Reza hanged out with MJ because she was convenient for the time beign. Then he met fame-craving Asa...and assumed she reflects on him better...then he met Lilly...and got hots for her and assumed she reflects on him better light the MJ (money and skinny and pretty)....so, MJ became a 'baggage' for Reza (except for partying crazy), So, not knowing what to do with MJ, he started a smear-campaign...telling her she begins to stink...throwing her out of her office,,, digging into her purse and spreading rumors to Asa that she is pill-popper.... digging some secrets from her to accumulate them for the reunion, setting Lilly and Asa to back him up, preparing for assaults, making fun of her every time she was not around (about sleeping with her...how Iranian-men-attitudish...to ridicule the woman you have sex with) .... coming to reunion with all the knifes behind his back to throw at her. MJwas not ready and was taking by surprise. She had no kwik response because it was unexpected and she did not know that he is capable of all this hate toward her. Like a husband who wants a divorce will kook-up a reason and justify his need to dump his wife so that he can fool around for the rest of his life. He assumed that the more 'burned' meet he wiil fry for us the viewers, the better will be for the rating and for him and Asa and Lilly (his new harem). So, he burned MJ to the ashes and wrote a blog on 17 justifying his frying fire on her. As if we the civilized people enjoy the burning-to-the-stake executions. Lilly and Asa were pouring the gasoline to the fire and Reza was glowing watching it while putting matches to it.
He was driven, high and self-glorified.
Reza, you should be ashamed of yourself. My thinking is that you let the cameras turn you into an ugly person. It made your head big! Stop it and fix it! MJ is a sweetheart and you two belong together as friends/family. Kiss and make up and remember that everyone loves you, not the mean person you were turning into.
Hi Reza I still love u and can totally understand why u blew up at the reunion!! All of these people who r hating on u obviously have never had to deal with an addict! It gets to a certain stage where u cant help blowing yes fair enough maybe the reunion was`nt the best place to do it but when u blow u blow theres no stopping it and it might have done MJ a favor in the long run and make her look at her behavior sometimes addicts need shock treatment to bring them back to reality! I really hope u get a 3rd series and it lasts longer than 10 episodes I love u guys and I really hope MJ wakes up soon and you`s can be bezzies once again..
Much Love Reza
LInda from Scotland, UK
loobydoob Wow so you put your friend on blast? Then you told everyone the most inner secrets? Good to know......
@loobydoob you probably didn't watch all seasons. Reza never once said anything about MJ drinking. ...he was sponsoring it...praise it...pouring vodka to her throat. ..having fun with her. Then at reunion he wanted to destroy h r r...abuse her.make fun of hrr..portrayed her to the world as a worthles dirt. It was beyond human compehention. Shame on iranian culture and iranian men in general for utering words like whore about a woman he new
loobydoob Wow loobydoob you could forgive that - then you are a better person than me because I would never again speak or look at him. He said she was the most fun to party with, feeding her drinks and pouring it down her throat - then when it is convienant suddenly she is an alcoholic - and that explains HIS behavior? Silly really when you see it in black and white isn't it.
Truthtalker1 loobydoob"Wow loobydoob you could forgive that - then you are a better person than me because I would never again speak or look at him.". It does not mean she is a better person than you if she forgives. There is something called Foolishness too you know.
@loobydoob I don't think you've ever dealt with an addict, or at least one you truly cared about. Yes, it's frustrating, aggravating, exhausting, etc. but if it's someone you love, it's worth the energy. The reunion show was not the place for an intervention. Reza should have had a meaningful conversation with MJ way before the reunion show if he truly cared about his friend. Securing his spot for next season shouldn't come before the well being of his friend of 20 years.
Lost footage Reza One Liners:
"That was in the time of Moses when they didn't have running water." - re: MJ's comment about not being circumcised
"Did my balls just hit him in the face? That's what he gets for hasseling me." when he was doing sit ups in the gym
"The drapes won't match the curtains" and "I like '70s porn style" when talking to Mike about pubic hair
The one that had me rolling on the floor (still laughing!) - when they're on the gym, running on the tread mill:
"I feel like I don't have a green card and immigration's chasing me."
Just got a chance to watch. Thank God for lost footage. I hope they don't make me wait a whole year before the next season of TSOS. I hope there WILL be a next seaon!
Reza I couldn't stand you I was team mj all the way,you still are a p.o.s the way you treated your friend mj but at least you consistently blog to viewers who make your show popular and therefor get a paycheck out of it! Beginning to like you again x
@Truthtalker1 @Sophie22 No,for serving my interest!! What would be the point of bravo blogs if they all hid and weren't bothered blogging
Just saw the lost footage. That was beyond rude what Mike did to MJ at your families dinner. she was having fun.
FlowerGirl1 agree - she was not being disrespectful or rude to anyone - she was enjoying herself and being a fun guest. I thought they took it to a weird place
@FlowerGirl1 Mike was far from rude. He took MJ aside to talk to her. He was as discrete as possible. She was a guest in someone's home and appeared to be getting intoxicated. A true friend would do what Mike did. He was being a friend to both Reza and MJ. MJ would have been embarrassed if Mike had not said something and she had gotten sloppy, falling down drunk.
I don't excuse MJ behavior however, I thought that it was terrible of you to tell the world about her past (bank robbery) & being double penetrated etc...As I was watching the reunion it made me feel very uncomfortable watching you verbally abusing MJ; she didn't even come at you but you kept attacking her. It was ver sad to watch.You behaved like Teresa from NJ Housewives.
Reza as I was watching you verbally abused MJ it brought me back to the time when I was repeatedly being verbally abused. I watched MJ closely and if I could take her out there and hug her, I would. You completely destroyed he. I was taken aback by your tirade not realizing I was tears and it felt like it was me who was there. You are right you cannot take it back, you took another piece of her- If this series continues, I hope you will not be there.
Honestly reza, it feels like you like to stir up drama. MJ is your friend of 20 years. The one you always showed up at parties with. And for you to bring Lilly in and do a lot of activities that you used to specifically do with MJ, must have felt like hell for her. She felt replaced. To add insult to the injury, not only did you bring In Lilly this season, you started sticking your head up Asa's you know where. Being associated with someone as fake and gimmicky as Asa is not good for you or your image. I feel like you were driven by her force, but that's no excuse. In a nutshell, you are a full grown man, who has a very good, maybe a little messed up friend, whom his other friends are not big fan of, because of the closeness he has with her. You sold her out,plain and simple. Lets say worst comes worst, she is a pill popper, did you really think humiliating her like that on national tv, knowing worst of all, her mom would be watching, would make her run to your arms and check into rehab? Come on. You are almost 40, you know better
Don'y count on it, Reza. Forgiving is one thing, taking you back as a friend? If she does, then she's a bigger fool then I thought!
Reza, let me school you a bit on friendship. My friend was a drug user, and ended up going to jail for it. I would have NEVER said any of the vile things that you said to MJ, to my friend in private, let alone on TV. My friend is still in jail, and guess what? I'm still his friend. I highly doubt that if you were going through a difficult time, that you would appreciate a friend who would pick you up when you were down, rather than kick you while you were down. SHAME ON YOU!
With friends (and I use the term loosely) like you who needs enemies??? I mean you said some mess that you just don't say to someone you have known for that long!! I have totally lost respect for you and really hope MJ does not forgive you- especially not with that lame apology you gave in your blog. You took it too far! And I highly doubt Asa & Lily will ever be as good of friends to you as MJ was!