Okay ya...whatever Asa! Did you really get two degrees from UCLA? If it's true, then why does your mother keep pushing you to go back to school to FINISH your degrees?!
Pfew! This night at the Middle Eastern gay club is intense. Watching this I can tell Reza is going through a lot of stuff and definitely facing major demons. It's never easy or pretty to be in that place.
Okay ya...whatever Asa! Did you really get two degrees from UCLA? If it's true, then why does your mother keep pushing you to go back to school to FINISH your degrees?!
Asa I think you're a really good person, a little corky but probably one of the most sane on the show
Asa, Reza was ungracious. He has accepted the language of his oppressors. Do not accept his degrading others for having the courage to come out and exercise their freedom.
I just held my diamond earring under the faucet. Wa La free diamond water lol. Give me a break you can tell you are a Jacksons girlfriend. Trying to rip off people with tap water.
It is unbearable to listen to the plastic pearls of wisdom that come out of your mouth. You are hopelessly fake.
Im sorry but I think you are a little crazy. Just from the things you say and your water thing and the things you wear on your face !!!!!!! What is wrong with you? Do you really thing your diamond water has healing power ? because you can't possibly thing every one is stupid. Every one is making fun of you. Oh and your music is crap and embaresing to iranian music. I think you are disrespecing iranian music.
First off, I can not watch any segment involving the new cast member lily (FAKE IN ANY WAY ANYONE WANTS TO PUT IT) I'm commenting on the actions of any of the cast against Reza for his comments about the FOB characters. I'm sure there are those who can understand the Big age difference in understanding his right to associate with gays of his kind. Now Mike has a lot to learn. To think that being Gay is to be flamboyant is not the norm, but that of a selected few. The show is definitely not looking at the Fierce,Fashionably Dressed Gay population that covers our world from sea to shinning sea. If you need examples just look at how most Gays in any major medium are being represented. Way TO GO REZA stand your ground REPRESENT!!!!!!!!!!
That preaching to the choir comment was so mean unnecessary and snarky!! Way to let Sasha voice his opinion!! Asa you are a hypocrite! Sasha has probably been through things you probably couldn't even fathom! You come across very unsympathetic! and unkind.....
Thank God I have a fast forward button on my DVR- that way I don't have to watch you or listen to your ridiculous BS!!
I don't get the necklace over your nose. You are more than I can take and so is Rezza. Is he not aware of the many issues that the gay population has faced in America. Including death on many occasions. He should stop crying like a little baby and talk to other gays who went through hell right here in the good ole USA. So sick of his drama.
All you did, Asa, was watch like the rest of us. You weren't there. And I'm just wondering what was edited out. How much more did Reza say to insult almost everyone in the club before it was over?
And if you're going to defend his comment to Mike about being "homophobic"...SHAME ON YOU!
Reza is a 40-year old businessman. I'd hate to see how this episode affects his real estate business after people recognize him. Mike...time to partner up with a reasonable, adult personality and get clear of Reza!
Hi i have to tell you at first when this show began was heck no i'm not going to tune in. Now i have i like it to certain extent some of your cast mates act to out of control not gonna say any names you know who they are. I have to say i do like when you talked about staying positive and having that positive energy with all the problems in the world today is really important to stay in a positive path i agree with you on that all the way. Mike i think felt so bad when Reza said what he said is clear that the other guy wanted to get under Reza skin and he kept doing it once he saw he got a reaction.Not making excuse for the word that was said and that he went after his bro not ok is was like you said tense and not a good thing to go down. Glad to see you with your family showing then that your dream became a reality must say that i love the art in motion great idea creative.
Maybe in a future blog you can explain the reason why you were wearing a decorative face covering? I know that many Muslim women wear some form of face or head covering (or both) as part of their religious practice, but since you've worn some pretty skimpy things on the show, it hasn't seemed like you've had any religious concerns about physical piety. I know that a head covering is required for women in Iran, but not covering the face. And I know that there are women who reject the hijab because they feel that it is anti-feminist, or is being used by men in positions of power to suppress women's personal rights. I'd be curious to know what meaning your face covering had.
I see why Reza is irritated - he is irritated at Sasha only BECAUSE he is Persian and gay, like himself. He is angry because now he is no longer unique on the show, because now there are 2 gay Persian guys ! hence why he kept trying to reiterating why there were differeneces between him and Sasha. He kept saying how Sasha did not know the suffering that he went through because he was born after the revolution. This really mystifies me.
First of all, if Reza was still living in Iran during the revolution then he most likely would not have remembered it as he was a very small child. Both Reza's and Sasha's parents went through that. However, Reza grew up in a cushy lifestyle in Beverly Hills and this Sasha guy grew up in Iran, after (to my knowledge) it was radicalized into strict Islam observance. If you ask me who has struggled more, its a no brainer. Also, Reza has no right to criticize this Sasha for being more flamboyantly gay - who is he to judge ???? He always cries when his feelings get hurt, or when he feels like someone doesnt accept him because he is gay, yet he shows ZERO tolerance of a man who is acting more "gay" than him. Huh ???? And Reza says how growing up Persian in L.A. it was more important to conceal ones homosexualty.... umm I would say that is not an argument because showing you are gay in Iran is basically a criminal offense to my knowledge.
I hope that your unique persona will make the money and fame you want. I personally don't understand it. But a good friend will tell Reza he acted like an ass. Don't make excuses for him.
If you have to wear a hat that says " priestess" on it Thennn.... you are NOT one! just a wannabe!!!!! you have a lot to learn girly girl!!!
"In our culture, we learn at a very young age to take the greatest care of our guests. Persians are known for their hospitality -- in fact, it's one of the pilars of our social etiquette" - From your own blog entry "Persian Etiquette 101 with Asa"
I would like to know, where was Reza's "hospitality" when he was verbally attacking Sasha and kicking him out of his place (as Adam's guest!)...It's not just Reza's apartment. It's Adam AND Reza's apartment!
What? Holy Fake priestess! You see why your fake friend is jealous of Sasha? Adam brought him to th ehome and true perosn would have been cordial while th eguest was in the home. Saaha did not become combabtive until Sir Fatness attacked him. All of you shoud just go back to Trash land where you belong. Too Fake for words.
asa, REALLY?you are gonna defend reza when he acted like judgemental drama queen? how rude to treat a guest in your home like that and to pass judgement on that man is SUPPOSIDLY what made reza feel so bad for himself, being judged. then to try to get mike and mj to rally with him to BULLY that man in the bar was just the cherry on top. reza has talked trash on all the castmates which he claims are his friends so your turn will come and then we will see how you feel about him
This show is becoming more ridiculous by the day and these fellas all behaved like grade school girls arguing in the playground. Reza was rude, Adam should have alerted Reza ahead of time that company would be there (cell phones!) and Sasha was annoyingly over-the-top flamboyant. Clearly, Sasha on any given day would not be Reza's cup-of-tea! Frankly, Sasha and Adam appeared more in sync than Reza and Adam! Could also be that this cohabitating with Adam is not really working for Reza. Time will tell.
Asa, your loyalty to Reza is remarkable, though unfortunately it also is not to your credit. Your comment "I Definitely See Why Reza is Irritated" identifies you as either naïve or insincere. You are correct, however, that Adam's intention was good, and I would venture to say as an 'ethnic' myself (married to a woman, who my female cousins joyously referred to as the first "whitey" to come into our family), it was also kind-hearted. I am certain that Adam fully expected Reza to be very pleased with him to go through the trouble of introducing him to a gay Persian 'compatriot', because as you and I both know and as Adam evidently appreciated, introductions to 'our own people' are much easier, because so much is automatically known about how the 'strange', in this case Persian, person was raised, his cultural and social frames of reference, his social and familial experiences, work ethic, values, etc. Upon coming home and receiving Adam's introduction to Sasha, Reza SHOULD have thanked Adam for caring so much about him to trouble himself to make this introduction. Reza should have welcomed them to his and Adam's home, offered him a drink and asked Sasha about himself; e.g.: "Where in Iran are you from?" "How long have you been in the USA?" "Did you come alone or with family?" "How has your adjustment to the USA been: a) as a Persian man? b) As a gay Persian man?" Have you a significant other? Etc.) In other words, whether Reza was pleased by Adam's effort or not, Reza should have been a gracious co-host to Sasha, and then once Sasha left THEIR home, Reza should have thanked Adam for his kind intention, and then calmly and rationally explained why he would prefer that Adam refrain from similar introductions in the future. Reza's very mean and cruel behavior was humiliating to Adam and Sasha, and Reza was totally disrespectful to his "white" boyfriend, Adam, by neglecting to explain why his introduction was not appropriate by Persian standard. Let's not forget that Adam plays by AMERICAN rules, the rules of this nation. If Adam is expected to play by other rules, then Reza is obliged to TEACH Adam, not punish him if he makes the wrong decision according to rules that he knows nothing about.
PLEASE SHUT UP!!!! No one every said that Sasha and Reza had to be best friends if Reza is going to be mad at someone then he needs to be mad at Adam not at Sasha. So I guess Sasha is just suppose to know what triggers Reza even though this was his first time meeting him
Reza was out of line on so many levels.... Everything you stand for, he basically did the opposite... How dare he judge anybody for being flamboyant??!! Isn't that why you moved to America?! For the freedom to live your life how you chose?! How dare Reza insinuate that because he was from Iran his relatives must be extremists? Way to judge Reza!
If my boyfriend brought a nice Jewish girl because he thought I would get along with her because we were so alike, that would irritate me, but I would take my aside and he would receive my feelings about that, not the girl...this is fake drama bull for the cameras, and it pissed me off watching it. I don't care to see a bunch of so called friends turn on each other on my downtime in my peaceful home. Seriously, it's too unpleasant to enjoy in any way. And Asa, if you're so cool with it, then your whole positivity persona is fake, too. You're all losing me.
They say people befriend bullies because they're terrified of being attacked. I think that's what happening here with Asa. After the cruel comments made about her by Reza, GG, and Mercedes in Season 1 (so cruel it was hard to watch) I can understand why she would be now be sticking up for them. Be careful tho, the tides change easily.
I thought Sasha was kind and charming. If Reza has problems he needs to work out he needs to do it on his own, and not at the expense of someone else's feelings. There was absolutely no justification for Reza's very crazy behavior-oh hey-what happened to the Persian etiquette y'all were all talking about a couple of weeks ago when you said that the Persian thing for Lilly to do at her birthday party was offer a seat to MJ even tho MJ refused to follow simple instructions and rsvp?
So, Sasha not ever having met Reza, knows that he is "pushing" his buttons. Tell me, all knowing Asa, how is this possible? Why don't you just state the truth, Reza was/is rude, and mean. He was so out of line to treat a guest in his and his boy friend's home that way. But I know Reza could do just about anything that is wrong and you will defend him.
I loved the scene with your parents. I enjoy a lot about you Asa but I'm also frustrated when you don't stand up for what's right esp as a person with an artistic, spiritual soul. I suppose you would just debate "what's right" and defend yourself rather than introspect which is odd for a "priestess" or other enlightened being. Btw you guys aren't the only ones who left everything behind for another land or dream. Upheaval happens in many countries. Mine too! Families leave with very little....certainly not enough to come to America and settle in Beverly Hills right off, if ever. I lived in LA and know how expensive it is to reside there. Didn't you all go to Beverly Hills High? Sometimes your group's superiority complex is annoying.
What the hell? That's it?! Ok perhaps you should just stop blogging because you never seem to have an opinion or your vocabulary runs out! If we wanted a summary of the episode....well we don't because we all saw it! But then again it seems you watched this episode on fast forward! Are you seriously trying to excuse his behavior because of his inner demons? Whether they exist or not you as a 'true' friend should get him some therapy because there is no excuse for that vile behavior! But I guess that is just you trying to be Switzerland... well no you really are excusing his behavior! I don't understand this! This entire group probably except mike needs some help!
I think you need to "Get More Real". Reza was wrong in what he did and you're defending his rude disgusting behavior. In the end, Reza is a 40 year old man and shouldve acted his age. He's too old to be having teenage angst and all the other bs. If anything, he was jealous of Sasha because Sasha was another gay persian man who was also younger and reza didn't feel unique anymore.
Give me a break! Who on this planet is going to buy your art....let alone your water. Get over yourself!
You write that you see why Reza was irritated yet you don't say why? He was being an ASS and sticking up for him in a blog without any reason is CRAZY. He was wrong, and a true friend would be comfortable enough with him to tell him that.
Well she could have written a little bit more but she is the female Reza. I love Asa.
@ashlandhotboy She should market it in the middle east lots of oil no water.
@ashlandhotboy I just burned some incense with a fake tiara on I guess I am a persian pop priestess.
Amen He acts like gays here didnt dont have it hard. Its all about Rezza
@Tasos826 So wise Taso! Reza was wrong on so many counts and almost instantly became rude and belligerent toward Sasha at the apartment, even questioning how extreme his parents were in their Muslim beliefs! Who does that? Up until that point, Sasha had been very cordial. Reza was anything but hospitable or accommodating to a guest in his home. Shameful.
@tobey She has a brain. She's also a great artist. Sadly, though, she's a lemming. I really expected more from her. Mikey did the right thing. He stood up for a person, even though it meant disagreeing with his friend of many years (who was down-right WRONG), because this person, Sasha, was in the right.
For all of Asa's spirituality, I expect more from her. Sure, you support your friends. But, you don't support them when they're obviously wrong.
@katiedidmomsaid I think that also explains why Adam's still with Reza. He (Adam) is afraid of Reza's ire.
@janshell This is my favorite comment. When I first read this blog I had the exact same reaction. She has no emotion and her choosing not to ever get involved and stand up for what is right says a whole lot!
@fannnnpannnn This 40 year old man acts more like a 8 year old boy. The way he giggles at things makes me think of a little boy who has heard the word titties for the first time. And Asa for some reason will defend him. She will also defend MJ who has treated her like crap. For some reason Asa will not defend GG. Perhaps Reza told her not to.