Joyce Giraud de Ohoven

Joyce stands by her claims that Brandi needs rehab, and doesn't understand where Yolanda's elitist attitude comes from.

on Mar 24

I FIRMLY believe she needs to STOP playing the victim card -- The "I'm a poor single mother card." It's unfortunate that she has people like Yolanda hindering her and making excuses for her poor or lack of behavior.

Like I told Yolanda, I do have sympathy for everyone going through a depression.But what I have zero tolerance for is someone using depression as an excuse to treat others poorly!
Kindness is the language that even the deaf can hear.

I grew up with a poor single mother, a real hard working poor mother who had three jobs to put food on her children's table. I know first-hand what depression looks like, as my mother was extremely depressed. But as I said in the reunion -- not once did I see her use her depression or her circumstances in life as an excuse to treat others poorly or try to bring others down to her sadness. On the contrary; all I saw was a strong woman who worked very hard to give my brother and myself the best examples. She taught us that every job is honorable and that, no matter your circumstances in life, if you work hard you can achieve your goals.

Normally when someone is depressed, they have a hard time even getting out of bed. They aren't partying, drinking, shopping, traveling. . .all while trying to treat others like crap.
So I'm sorry if Yolanda wants to make excuses for her "Dream Team" member, but I DO NOT have respect for Brandi playing the victim card.

There are mothers out there who struggle every day. Mothers who aren't as lucky as she is to be able to live a fortunate life in the top percentile of the world. She doesn't have to worry if tomorrow her children will be able to eat, have a good education, or healthcare. Perhaps if she wasn't so self-centered and if she devoted even a little bit of her time to charity, she would realize how blessed she is and she would thank God instead of playing the victim.