Carlton Gebbia

Carlton didn't mean to appear insensitive to Kim's sobriety plight, or to get involved with Joyce's manic behavior.

on Jan 130

Yes, so this week's episode is definitely not my finest hour.

However I sincerely apologize if I appear insensitive to Kim's plight or to anyone else for that matter who suffers the same devastating addiction and battle. It certainly was not my intention to be disrespectful. I've already spoken and apologized to Kim.

When I signed on to do this reality journey, I made a decision that it was all or nothing -- the good the bad and the ugly. How can I show the honest story of who I am without honestly exposing who I am? Yes I've had a few messy moments that make my toes curl, but I own it and truly apologize when necessary. Who hasn't? Unfortunately mine was on camera! This is my truth, my reality. I'm not perfect, nor am I trying to be. If I start manipulating my behavior and start becoming rehearsed then it's just another one of them doing a bad acting job. It's fake. I don't manufacturer anything about who I am, what you see is all of me -- unedited so to speak.

Inebriated and attempting pole dancing with a group of girlfriends. . .Yep watching that was a little uncomfortable but c'est la vie.

292 comments
DaBoneHead
DaBoneHead

Carlton, could you stop using the wrong terminology? It's becoming offensive.

Normally it's not offensive at all and any one of us would be happy to explain it to you, because it can be confusing if you don't know the particulars.

The tattoo you have IS the correct symbol. BUT, it is NOT a Pentagram. It is a Pentacle. Both are 5 pointed stars, each point having significant and specific characteristics, with the top having the most significance.  A Pentagram is an inverted Pentacle, resulting in the Pentagram's two points up. A Pentacle has a single point facing upward. Wicca uses a Pentacle. Black magic, Satanism, Devil and Demon worshipers observe the Pentagram. If you forget which is which, remember that the Pentagram's two upward points are for the Ram horns.

Btw, if you're being advised by a Wiccan that calls it a Pentagram, never take advice from them ever again, they are not Wiccan. Would a Christian forget whether the cross should hang upsides down...didn't think so. It's the exact same for this, no Wiccan is confused as to whether they worship Satan.

kcondon
kcondon

I see a lot of negative comments here. I still think you're great Carlton. And kudos to you for at least trying to get some reason out of Joyce. She has gone a bit too far with her reaction, her Joan of Arc routine doesn't really work for me either. Maybe if you brought the worlds smallest violin to the reunion, it could comfort her post traumatic stress from all the bullying?

csmithmnb
csmithmnb

Time for you to go bye bye!!!!

Barbarajean
Barbarajean

I'm not condemning you, you already have done that.  Now you are trying to whitewash your obnoxious behavior to all the women. First it was Kyle and then Joyce and before you know it, it will be Yolanda and Lisa. If you think  we believe you are 39 then you need a new makeup artist. You surely are a braggert, aren't you The sooner you are gone from this show the better I will like it. Hopefully more viewers will agree with me.

deedeekid
deedeekid

Carlton, there doesn't appear to be anything real or sincere about you. Your whole shtick seems convoluted and staged. Sitting on a front porch steppe, drunk in the middle of the afternoon at a graduation party for a minor is classless and tacky. You deserve to feel embarrassed about your behavior, you earned it!    

marty1
marty1

Carlton, you are just plain creepy. I can't imagine your children watching these episodes and not being totally embarassed. I think you are acting because you are inconsistant with your views (freaking out over a bee killing then ordering a burger with everything!?). You and Brandi together are not entertaining but pathetic....and the reason I refuse to watch anymore. Who knew Beverly Hills was so tacky and classless? Bravo...this is one of your biggest mistakes ever!

deedeekid
deedeekid

Carlton,


Are you only a part-time wiccan, or only wiccan when it suits you??? Most are vegetarians. You condemned Kyle for wanting to kill a bee she's deathly allergic to but you'll eat a burger. You do know they had to kill that cow to make that hamburger don't you??? What a Joke you are!!!

Elise21
Elise21

I love you Carlton! There was beer there also so people shouldn't be quick to jump down your throat when you were asking for it. last time I checked beer had alcohol in it just cause you were looking for vodka and a mixed drink people looked at you like you were being disrespectful...I don't see that at all though.

Louboutin
Louboutin

So, I hear you plan on taking Kyle down during the reunion in hopes that the drama will keep you on the next season.  You do realize we've all watched you this season being two faced to Kyle.  Nice to her face and snide nasty comments behind her back in your confessionals.  Not sure what it is you "have up your sleeves" as you stated, but you might want to think about leaving the show with some kind of class and not continuing to look like the ugly two faced hypocritical trying too hard to be relevant and edgy person we've been watching this entire season.

sss
sss

yes there is such a thing called "fishing for booze" it means looking for booze and being able to use the word "fishing" in more ways than one. english is not joyce's primary language but she sure has a better hold on it than you. 

Bigwednesday
Bigwednesday

Taking responsibility for your own actions and owning them is great and a good thing. However you went on the Joyce attack in a Brandi sort of way. I think Brandi is a bad influence on you. I am not a Joyce fan but feel like you and Brandi keep attacking and attacking her. If you want it to go away and you don't like her then she isn't worth mentioning.

That said...I think you would do better next season (if you are invited back) to not be such a Brandi follower.

BeNiceItsFun
BeNiceItsFun

Carlton, the more I watch you the more I'm convinced that everything you do is for show.  To say that you're not rehearsed or that you don't manipulate your behavior is a flat out lie!  Your whole schtick is "look how sexual and naughty I am," but it's clearly forced because in reality you're obviously very boring.  You are not sexy,  but you are tacky and somewhat trashy IMO.


A large percentage of Wiccans are vegetarian, which would make sense, so I find it odd that you are willing to judge and condemn someone for killing a damn bee, yet you'll chow down on a cow like it's nothing.  You are hypocritical, judgmental, and just not fun to watch.  The constant snark and eye rolling is already getting old, you need to lighten the eff up!!  Bravo, why did you cast this person?!?!

WOWza
WOWza

I fast forward through all your scenes.  Bravo please limit the time spent on her and show more of the others.


BellaBelini
BellaBelini

Carlton you are so refreshing. You own up to your mistakes and you call it like it is. I am not a tattoo person but the fact that you said you are doing it for you and no one else... I respect that. With that being said I like he tattoo you has done with your children included in it. You have a good heart and obviously can see right through people like Kyle and Joyce.

Oxford
Oxford

To be honest I consider myself a binge drinker. I'm fine if I don't have any alcohol but if I have one I want 13. I'm thinking that is the way that Carlton is. After she showed up to the pole dancing class drunk she wanted more alcohol. If she had any brains she would have brought a flask to Kim's daughters party. I can't believe Carlton was asking EVERYONE if they had any alcohol. I was shocked when Brandi of all people was the voice of reason stating that Kim is in recovery and that her daughter isn't old enough to drink. I am under the impression that Carlton want's Brandi as a "play mate". And the thought is A O.K. by me. What ever floats your boat but, because of this she is giving Brandi way too much allowance for Brandi to continue her bad behavior which is not acceptable. It reinforces the idea that all of the "housewife's shows are scripted). Hey Brandi...I lost a dog too... You are not the only person in the whole wide world who lost a dog. Just an example Jessica Simpson actually saw her dog Daisy get eaten by coyotes. Yes it is heart breaking but to read that 6 months later you picked up another dog until Chica came back. Please tell your boys the truth. They need to know about life and death. Actually you could have told Mason that someone else had adopted Chica and she is living a happy life.... just not with your family.

To call Joyce a "big fat pig" and for Lisa to giggle I think that feeds your bad manners. I truly hope that you can get yourself together. O.K. that is the end of my synopsis. I love the scripted show and since all my soap operas have been cancelled this housewife series have helped fill the void. Good night and God Bless

kerstinstraub1971
kerstinstraub1971

Thought you are so much into saving Animals , but yet you eating Burgers?

grandgirls3
grandgirls3

Carlton, open your eyes.  The motion had nothing to do with Brandi getting sick.  If you watched prior seasons you have seen that Brandi hosted a pole dancing class.  That she boasted about how good she was on the pole.  Now all of the sudden she gets sick? 

Team_Lisa21
Team_Lisa21

There are a lot of uptight people responding to your blog.   I love watching you and find your scenes fun. What has Joyce brought to her own scenes besides playing the victim and insisting she had to shoot a bullying ad due to her being called a name when she was a child.  I would love for her to speak to an actual victim of bullying and get some perspective.

As for you eating the burger outside; I thought it was a good choice, much better to eat it outside then go in and greet people with a burger in your hand? I think you and Brandi are a great combo and I am glad they found a new cast member to bring some life back to the show!

CaliforniaCT
CaliforniaCT

We're not condemning you,  we just don't like you.  You  seem desperate for attention,  and are quite rude.  The overly sexual behavior isn't entertaining,  it's just creepy.  

mercymercy
mercymercy

Hmmmmmmm.  Irresponsible labels?  You don't do crazy?  Really?  I guess I shouldn't believe what the filming shows??  Sorry, girl, you are just wack-a-doo!  And playing to the camera big time.  Just not feeling you....

jileen
jileen

Carlton, you are so unappealing. I can't stand watching vain, hypocritical and narcissistic people. I think you're biggest fan is you. 

JonnyQ
JonnyQ

Carlton, why are falling for Brandi's lies of a friendship? You really aren't half as smart as I hoped. Brandi wants you to be around because next to you even she looks like the elegant one and next to your face it doesn't show as bad that her own looks are fading. Wake up, realize that you are being used and leave the show. You have brought nothing but negativity.

taffi
taffi

As a germ freak, the picture of Carlton licking the pole almost makes me want to vomit. Bravo, must you post this picture on everyone's blog ? BTW, what in the world is Carlton's storyline ?

anneceparski
anneceparski

I love you! You are a breath of fresh air!! Thank you for being you!


housewives24
housewives24

I don't think it's at all weird that Kim wasn't serving alcohol at a party at her house, especially since the party was for a teenager and lots of her friends were there. I wouldn't serve alcohol at a party with teenagers, either. 

Barbarajean
Barbarajean

Are you always drunk and disgusting?  Look like that to me.

Cards
Cards

I think you're too hard on Kyle, but your instincts about Joyce are right on. She's a phony and a B.

enorthcu
enorthcu

I really wish all of the "real" housewives would have someone edit their blogs for grammar and spelling. I suppose immense wealth does not guarantee one is well educated.

skizzy79
skizzy79

I think you are a hypocrite and I think you are dead on in some of your opinions.

It's a dilemma.

The whole episode at Kim's house showed such a lack of common sense and decency. Good, she handles being out and about with people who are drinking.  Her home? Different story, that should be her safe zone. To show up in that condition and keep on looking for more while you're there is just wrong on too many levels.

You didn't "appear" insensitive to her sobriety, you were dangerously disrespectful.

That said, the best scene of the evening was you comforting Brandi through the wrong door.

Next best scene was everything turning to white noise with Joyce at Lisa's house yammering on.

You're not all bad, like I said, it's a dilemma with you ......... 

sendittojeff
sendittojeff

Carlton I wouldn't change a hair on your head. Thank You for being here! Your Goodness out weights Joyce's Fakeness !

housewifeinorangecounty
housewifeinorangecounty

@DaBoneHead 

...and to think Carlton, you actually had the gall to give Kyle a load of crap for not knowing what your tattoo was. At least she had the excuse of your mic and your bathing suit tie in the way....what is your excuse???

housewifeinorangecounty
housewifeinorangecounty

@Barbarajean 

Wow...really? she is saying she is 39?

If she is 39 she's been ridin' HARD and been put away soakin' wet!!!!

and not just once I might add!!! YIKES!!! scary. 

The photo she uses here is sooooo touched up too it isn't even funny!!!

housewifeinorangecounty
housewifeinorangecounty

@deedeekid 

Oh I know....is that just so funny, her acting is just so hysterical, and uneven!!! Today I'm wiccan...but I've got crosses in my house too, so I can be Christian when the mood suits me.  Can't kill a bee, but can eat a burger with everything on it and wear leather! Can you say HYPOCRITE!!!!

blssme
blssme

@Bigwednesday So agree with you, Big...watching Lisa, Yolanda and Carlton constantly backing Brandi even when she is an out of control drunk is truly sickening.  I think they do it because Brandi is provocative and they want to get the attention.

River69
River69

@BeNiceItsFun I don't think Carlton is sincere about her religion.  As a Buddhist, I don't eat meat or tolerate people eating meat in front of me.  I'm not judging, I just can't stand the smell, so I politely make an excuse to move or leave an event.  

Joody
Joody

@kerstinstraub1971   It might be only squirrel burgers, spider burgers or  bee burgers that she doesn't eat.

Chuckling and waiting for her next animal rescue segment.

Oxford
Oxford

@Team_Lisa21 Growing up I was called a Dog. Yep I'm not pretty but because of the harassing comments the fart balloon and dog bones constantly surrounding my desk every day from 1st thru 12th grade had an affect on me. The school, teachers did nothing.I made some very poor decisions because of my low self esteem. When I think back about those moments I'm really surprised that I am where I am now. Just like Joyce being bullied from her school mates calling her a horse name, the pain never goes away. Brandi you should know better. Joyce I can feel your pain and even today 50 years later I still cry when I think about it. Yes... Joyce was being bullied by Brandi either by calling her the wrong name constantly which she admitted in one of her sit downs with the producer that she sometimes she does it on accident and the other times she calls her the wrong name just to antagonize her because she doesn't like her. Have any of these girls learned that you should treat each other as you wish you would be treated?

gpedrick
gpedrick

I agree CaliforniaCT...creepy and desperate!  My husband is certain that she will reveal herself as a transvestite at the reunion show. 

Bigwednesday
Bigwednesday

@CaliforniaCT


I don't say I don't like Carlton. I actually don't think she is being herself. I think she is following Brandi around and trying too hard to be...sexy??? Her beliefs don't match her personality though as she is ALWAYS defensive instead confident.


BeNiceItsFun
BeNiceItsFun

@CaliforniaCT It's totally creepy!  Especially since she looks like a member of the opposite sex, her contrived sexy act  just isn't translating the way she thinks it is.  My husband seriously thought a transgender person joined the cast, and he still doesn't believe that it's a woman.

charnorm
charnorm

@JonnyQ Carlton wants to sleep with Brandi, so she wants Brandi to buy I am on your side.That I will defend you against that, what did Brandi call Joyce? Give me a break. 

cars121
cars121

@taffi I'm NOT a germ freak & found Carlton's behavior in this case (and others too voluminous to list here) gag worthy...and NOT in a good way.  If Bravo's paying attention, the storyline I've gotten is a rode hard, put away wet, perimenopausal woman, claiming a belief while doing unspeakable damage to same in her hyposcrisy, desperately putting her percieved 'sensuality' on display for reasons clearly she doesn't recognize, much less understand, leaving most viewers turned off on all counts.  Recast PLEASE!

CiaoGina
CiaoGina

@enorthcu Especially the difference between your and you're. It drives me crazy.

LAmommy
LAmommy

@skizzy79 Yes, and I'm sure everyone who looked at what Carlton was wearing at the luau were much more perplexed than those who looked at Joyce.

CamerasRolling1
CamerasRolling1

@sendittojeff What the hey? You must be deluded or under Snarlton's employment.  There is not ONE thing  positive, funny, creative, original, gracious, generous or accepting about her. She did pet a squirrel, albeit a wild squirrel where signs were posted to not feed them. That is her "Goodness?" Ewwwwwwwwwww more like the sludge of a black votex.

Fayeth
Fayeth

I agree, there are a LOT of bullies on these housewife shows.  They think that just because they are adults (chronologically speaking) and that they have money (which most of them equate with class) that they are not bullies.  In my opinion, I think the true test of whether or not someone is being bullied is if the person on the receiving end FEELS bullied.  And for the sake of argument, let's just say there is no bullying going on on any of these shows, can't they atleast act mature and not be mean and aggressive, etc.???  These women have so much and act like spoiled brats!

karen.allen.1460
karen.allen.1460

@LAmommy @skizzy79 Plus it was the same outfit that she just work out in on the nasty butt stripper pole, she then wore it to the luau! Who does that? Please don't come back next season. Disgusting.