Is it just me or does "Game Night" make "The Dinner Party from Hell" look almost enjoyable? Watching this episode gave me so much anxiety. Having to relive it in front of an audience is almost as painful as it was living it that night. There are a few things I want to address here and then I hope to leave Pam's "Game Night" in my past for good.
1. Do not attack my babies. Life has thrown me more than a few curveballs, and I can handle most of them -- but talking about my children is crossing the line. At that point in the evening I had already felt both alienated and attacked. I was already very defensive and I had officially reached my breaking point. I'm human. There was only so much I could take and, to be frank, only so much I would take. I refuse to be anyone's punching bag. I have had my fair share of heartbreak these past few years and have developed a thick skin, but I was beyond shocked to see such a gross amount of bullying from grown women. It was actually a little sad.
2. Yep, I said the f-word a lot. I'm sorry if that offends you, but I am not going to pretend to be anyone else but myself.
I have to say I did not want to like you but the Richards sisters look so bad becasue of the way they treat you. I liked Kyle but she is showing her true colors. I agree with you Kim is on something and it is not on medication it is something much stronger. She needs to be kicked off fo the show.
Brandy, You go girl! Hang in there. Kyle and Kim really came off as the mean girls. I liked them until this episode.
brave brandi, i think that adrienne's hubby said it best " younger, prettier women are often met with hostility in beverly hills." the games being played that night involved insecurities and pettiness. period. well, there might've been a few periods involved that night...
Stay strong Brandi! I HAVE lived in a trailer and still consider myself to have manners and class, so I also get a little chapped when I hear people make fun of those in trailers.
I have always liked Kyle, but I think she started it. Sister or not, she should have told Kim to be quiet when she was talking about not wanting you on her team. Laughing with her about it showed a lack of class. And it's not like you could have left if you wanted to, since Kim took your crutches!
I think you are great! I would've reacted the same way to the bullying, glad you didn't back down! Good luck
While I see many of your points and I do think that you were bullied on game night, I definitely think you could've handled yourself much better. Everything that they dished out you gave right back and then some. It's apparent your a very combative person and your blog today once again demonstrates that.
you go Brandi, this season I am pretty unhappy with Kyle, Kim and the Brit who thinks she's better than everyone else. You and Taylor are the only women I would consider ever hanging out with. I like you because you are real people!
THey were being rude to you! You were hilarious... I'm glad you stood up for youself instead of saying stuff behind peoples back!
Brandi, I have enjoyed you on the show. Not sure why Kyle is so against you from the start. Kyle is one of my favorites but she was being somewhat mean to you both times you were together. Her saying your claim to fame was your husband leaving you was very mean. I feel bad for you and what you have been thru the past few years. Your a beautiful lady, don't let it get you down.
You are my favorite this season. They absolutely bullied you while the others sat with their mouths closed taking it all in instead of being grown-ups and putting a stop to it. GO BRANDI!!!
I agree that Kim and Kyle were being very rude to you. I also think that Kim is for sure on "something" ..we just may not know what it is but she is either plain CRAZY and out of it or on painkiller or something. I can't stand to watch her and really felt bad for you. Plus, you should never tell another mother how to raise their children. Little boys in Montana learn how to pee OUTSIDE and we don't live in trailers...They are just rude..People need to relax!
My heart goes out to you!! You handled the game night a lot more lady like than I would have. I've been watching Bravo Housewive since day one with Orange County and after watching the past 4 episodes of you being treated this way, I want to have a t-shirt made that says "Team Brandi"!!! I wish the cameras followed you around.
Brandi, I'm not going to lie and say you're my favorite housewife, but way to stand up for yourself. What crack pipe are Kim and Kyle smoking that they're in the right? They were very obviously rude to you. And then you reacted to them. It's plain and simple. They should apologize again and again to you. And so should Lisa, forming such a strong opinion of you when she should have taken everything Kyle said with a grain of salt (since she was one of the aggressors). I don't know why you bother with the show when they really have treated you poorly from the very first moment they met you.
I agree with you. It is a shame that two grown women with children show so much disregard for another person. I like both Kyle and Kim, however, sometimes, they act very inappropriately. I would have reacted in the same way as you did. Good for you for standing up to such behavior.
Good for you! I am not normally one that likes cast changes, but you are the first housewife that I like who not a part of the original cast. I cannot believe how much the others are bullying you. They should all be ashamed of themselves. Kyle has a really bad habit of bullying people when they are or were going through a tough time. First it was Camille, then Kim (who she keeps down) and now you. Some day, she is going to have some major Karma coming around! They haven't even given you a chance. They don't even know you. Stick with Adrienne. She's the only adult. Lisa can be, but Kyle is getting to her. Good Luck!
There is no need yo apologize, you have the right to be upset about the mean high school bullies attacked you all night long. Just keep being yourself, I don't know your personality but so far you are true to your self, I hope you don't change.
You owned them last night! Kyle is soooooo jealous of you it's pitiable. Continue to hold your head high and be true to yourself - we love you already!
Since when has the Housewives franchise turned into Jerry Springer? The Richard's sisters acted like a Lifetime movie of high school bullying. I was just ready for them to stomp their crippled victim. Caroline Manzo switches allegiances for...what? To be with the cool kids? To prove she's mean enough to deserve another season on the show? I miss the civility. And I do not watch Jerry Springer.
I just saw the Game Night episode for the first time and am so completely turned off by the Richards sisters. I used to like Kyle - but tonight she has completely fallen from grace in my eyes, they were disgusting to you. Unforgivable.
Considering the circumstances, I think you handled yourself as best as possible. You truly came out looking so much more sane, nice, beautiful and classy then they can ever hope to be now that they have shown this face.
My best of luck to you lady - keep it up - don't take anyone's bullshit - play the game well and take no prisoners. : )
Brandi, You are GREAT! Good for you to stand up to the bullies and not take it. I was disgusted when I saw the behavior of Kyle and Kim- they need to learn manners. You were raised right and I applaud you for how you defended yourself. I honestly don't know how you did it!!! It was so painful to watch the way you were treated but I have to say you were amazing at how you stood your ground. Don't let those jealous witches beat you down!
Brandi, You are great. I do find that Kyle is a 'mean girl' quite a bit. It is great to hear and read that the charity function was Camille's night. It shows you are aware that the world does not revolve around you. I don't condone Kim or Kyles behaviour at all however if someone does have a drug problem it really is of bad taste to present it the way you did, but in reflection i have no doubt you are aware of that. You're a great addition to the show - stick with Adrienne as she is a true friend with unlimited wisdom. From my observation online you are definately winning the viewers over! Take this opportunity and turn it into gold.
Brandi take a deep breath. When you deal with these types of people you need to rise above and keep your cool. If you really have class and are a lady you need to hang out with Adriene. Money has nothing to do with class or being a lady. Kyle and Kim would act like 12yr olds if they were rich or poor. Obviously they weren;t raised to be ladies. You do need to think before you speak and using cuss words just degrades you. I do think you started out on the wrong foot, but you can change from here on. (not that I think Kim or Kyle weren;t to blame) Remember what goes around comes around. And that is very true.
Brandy I felt like I WAS you watching the episode last night. I think many women watching totally sympathized with you b/c we've all been in your same shoes at one time or another. Beautiful women get treated like that a lot. Watching it I felt like I was reliving some of my own past feelings in past situations. Your face is so expressive I could almost feel every emotion with you. I've been watching this show since it started and I find myself identifying with you the most out of any housewife. I think you're one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen and you are so down to earth & cool too. Anyways I am in recovery myself and it was so obvious that Kim was tweaking hard. Not just in that episode but even more so in previous episodes. It's almost embarrassing to watch everyone try & deny it. It was like the fable of the emperor w/no clothes on. She is such a tweaker. Kyle needs alanon. And the whole Winston Churchill thing. Who cares?? It just makes you look even cuter. The people that are real and good and worth knowing definitely don't act like that. You looked like the way bigger person. I admire ya girl! Laurel Glaze age 31 from Roseville CA
Brandi, I am a huge fan of the this show and I think you are absolutely beautiful inside and out. You are a great Mother. I have 2 boys and 1 girl. Being a Mother is the hardest and most rewarding job on the world! I think you handled yourself with much class and dignity on game night. It was clearly your night to be the new girl. If Adrienne had been there you would have not been treated like an outsider. I applaud you for sticking up for yourself. If I had your legs I would wear shorts everyday, no matter what the weather was. I felt your pain when you were crying when your parenting skills were questioned. No loving Mother who truly loves her children and lovingly takes care of them like you do, ever deserves to be judged. As Mothers we need to support eachother. We guilt ourselves enough. Please don't say negative things about yourself. You have too much class for that. I look forward to seeing how the rest of the season plays out! Take care. -Holly
You are FAST becomming my favorite. Kyle and Kim's behavior is really appalling. They haven't given you a fair chance to be comfortable. From the first they were picking apart things you said and looking for ways to make you feel uncomfortable. The way Kyle told Lisa about game night it made her and Kim sound like they had been bullied when it was CLEAR that the two of them tried to make you feel like you didn't belong. I'm sure Kim and Kyle were called princess one too many times and now they believe it. Growing up in BH doesn't automatically give you class ladies - get a grip. Brandi hang in there - perhaps you should move to where the Kardashians live at least Chloe is real...
Bravo Brandi!!!! Great blog and you said it all perfectly! I support you and wish the best for you! xx
I too am trailer trash..I confess. I was brought up in a nice home, had nice clothes on my back, and was not lacking in looks...and when I was in 7th grade, I asked a girl in class where she got her hair cut, told her I liked her hair, got my hair cut and styled nearly the same, but not exact...and that's all it took to start getting bullied...and let me tell you...it lasted for years. Only until I couldn't take it anymore my Junior year and moved to live with my father in another town. That girl turned everyone she could against me. I even became a cheerleader in 8th grade. It didn't matter, the bullying just got worse. She changed the course of my life and made my young years a living hell. I have never forgotten it to this day...as I will never forget her or those that stood beside her. The good thing is that it helped shape who I am today. I am proud of who I am. And if I could go back in time, you better believe I would stand up against her and maybe it would have stopped. So cudos to you for standing your ground. P.S. Did I mention I lived in a trailer my Senior year? Lots of love hun...peace be with you!
Truthfully, everyone in that house that night owes you an apology. Grown women who appear they want to be seen as grown women, aren't. When you sign your name to a contract, you need to take in consideration who you are and what problems you have. When viewers know someone has a substance abuse problems, everyone is suspicious. The viewes are naturally more observant of how you act.
Brandi, I think you did fine.
Go BRANDI!!! Kyle and Kim are clearly the high school mean girls, feeling previledged and deserving and better that others because of their status. Kyle acted very classlessly, but i love that you are raw and real brandi. Just what the show needs!!
as a victime of mean girl bullying in the fifth grade, there is no way to defend a bully. Kyle is a bully. She was a bully last year towards Camille and her own sister, Kim. Her behavior at that party is gross! What is even worse, is that Camille, a victim of hers last year did nothing to defend you and the hostess, no matter how much shock she was in, did nothing either. Thank goodness for Taylor! Kyle's rendition of events proved she was not sorry in the least!! Despite her blog of the previous episode. What a hypocrite. Kyle was only sorry and regretted the incident because viewers got a complete view of her behavior. And Kim. Sadly, she is an addict. Anyone with eyes can see that. To pretend that the crazy behavior isn't crazy isonly enabling her further. I really wish the best for her. Your calling it like you saw it actully was the kindest thing someone can do for her. Good luck dealing with these ladies. I hope it gets better!.
I think you're a great addition to the housewives. I also think you were placed on this show to help teach Kyle to be less judgemental and help her grow as a person. I admire your strength and confidence:) xo
You're 100% right. What was done to you was bullying plain and simple and I'm glad you stood up for yourself. I only wish you didn't let them see you cry. Hang in there girl - people see the truth.
Bravo !! (no pun intended). I used to be on team Kyle. However, Kyle and Kim are just bullies. I have never seen grown women act that way. Shame on them ! And kudos to you for not putting up with it !
Brandi - You are on television being paid a great deal of money to create drama and entertaiment. You are equally good at stiring the pot to get attention so stop playing the victim.
I don't know you and I don't have the right to judge anyone but what I saw was Kyle bulling you and Kim (very cunningly) egging on Kyle against you to keep Kyle's attention off of her and the bathroom trips....Maybe I am over estimating Kim's intelligence? I don't think so... Money and status does not = class....good luck to you....and just so you know, I was a Kyle fan till her tong became sharper then her brain..
I loved your blog, as I commented before, you have the support of many women, men and children that have been in your place. I rather live in a trailer park and have character and a good heart, than all the money in world and act like Kyle or be sad drug-addict or alcoholic (bs aside) like Kim.
I have to say before you even said a word or your little boy urinated in the grass, Kyle already disliked you. As soon as she was introduced to you she starting acting like a bratty, mean, jealous teenager.
I think the root of the problem is that you are younger, prettier and nicer and they can't handle it.... AND THAT IS YOUR BEST REVENGE!
You go girl! You tell it like it is - you don't apologize for who you are - and you don't back down when others are total Mean Girls! Hiding your crutches? Really? Isn't that a little playpen for Beverly HIlls? Keep your chin up and stand your ground!
your great , kyle will do anything to be liked and in control ,me thinks she went up against the wrong one here ,BRAVO
Bravo !! (No pun intended) I used to be a Kyle fan.. it seems like Kyle and Kim are just plain bullies. Seriously, I have never seen grown women act that way.. I am totally shocked. Shame on them.. and kudos for you for standing up to them !!
I have to say, I think I really like you. You take accountability for your actions and you don't try to be someone else, unlike Dana. You are right, kids should be OFF limits. Game night was worse than my middle schoolers' behavior, and Kim and Kyle were downright mean girls. You go girl!
Kyle is an amazingly strong woman, but misused her strength by immediately piling on Brandi. Brandi was not mean or viscious - she just reacted to the mean girl bullying. Brandi, your choice of words may not be the "girls" choice, but at least you are honest & open. I hope all rethink their behavior and give you the chance you deserve!!!!!!