Lea Black

Lea discusses her jokes at the pig roast, and her fairy godmother status.

on Mar 15, 20110

Well the Miami Housewives have officially gone hog wild.

Forget hair pulling, punching, or table flipping. Pig flipping is the new housewife sport.

From little Miss Piggy to Babe to a Hialeah pig farm, this little piggy takes center stage. My hands are shaking just writing about it. Poor thing!

Then Philippe's engagement announcement: well, so I made a couple of jokes (the green card and marriage forecast). After all this is Miami, and it's an insider joke. Unless you're looking to be "catty," you will see the humor, and if not, well, some jokes get slaughtered, too!

Of course I know (and Philippe knows that I know) he has a green card. His Gourmet at Home Catering Experiences company wouldn't be around if not, right? By the way it's yummy. Never asked if he carried pork though! Let's hope not.

Forgot to mention: Marysol ate so much pork that night she was up with a stomachache all night! Now, that's what I call pigging-out.

118 comments
Kittync
Kittync

As a vegetarian, I also found the scenes with the pig slaughter and prep upsetting in this episode. Bravo could have skipped the scenes at the slaughter house and prepping the pig on the kitchen counter. I ended up fast forwarding through some of those scenes. So I can understand how you felt seeing it being roasted. However, what stood out to me was when you said you would accept something FURRY as an apology. Did you mean a fur coat? That is so ridiculous! How can you be upset about the pig roast, but ok with fur coats? You must know how tortured animals used for fur are. That made no sense to me.

sharoncoco9
sharoncoco9

Lea speaks her mind and this is what we LOVE about you!!! As for the "green card" comment...I guess you have to be a true Miamian to get that it was only a joke...(im 100% sure MArisol knows so) keep it up we LOVE YOU!!!

elena g
elena g

Lea stop being RUDE! We get it, you are the self proclaimed "head lady". Set the example! Practice what you claim to be. LOL

martag
martag

We were all so happy to see your friends take you shopping; however, I guess you did not get it - you need help!! You are a wonderful, giving person; however, you don't have any class when it comes to your mouth. Before you open it, think.

COHENVANDERPUMP2012
COHENVANDERPUMP2012

ok Mrs. Black>> i will table my previous negative reactions to you. We have all imbibed one too many spirits on occasion and possibly behaved in a way that made us cringe the next day. So, benefit of the doubt given

Daniella & Eric S.
Daniella & Eric S.

We love the show and watch it just because of you, Lea! You are down to earth, funny and speak whats on your mind! We love the fact that you are a fund raiser and do only good for humanity and beyond that, you are a great mother! Tuesdays have never been the same for us! WE LOVE IT! Keep up the good work, many of us citizens look up to you!

Seattle6351
Seattle6351

Lea, I can't believe Cristy. She looked like a deer caught in the headlights on the freeway. You go girl, you are so far above Cristy and her ego.

Susan Shipman
Susan Shipman

Lea - your skin is simply gorgeous. What do you do?? I have to know. I'm an ordinary Joe (make that Jane) that doesn't have the resources you have but I just have to know what products you use, whatever to make your skin so beautiful on TV.

Best, SS

admau
admau

Love you Lea You are awesome,love watching you be such a dear friend to your friends Be nice to Marysol she is one of the sweet ones likeYOU keep up the fabulousness

junebug
junebug

i thought you looked so pretty at the pig roast. My daughter, granddaughter and all her college friends watch you every week.

blackbeauty504
blackbeauty504

I love u Ms. Black! U are my favorite!! I wanna be just like u when I grow up! (smiles)

lulu123
lulu123

I read your the article you wrote in the Huffington Post. I thought it was brilliant. I agree with everything you said. I think you need to be in politics. We need some honest, dedicated Democrats. I am a Obama fan, so glad you helped with his campaign. You and Roy must be wonderful citizens to contribute to your community and country.

Mountain Rose
Mountain Rose

After reading all those negative comments, I just have to reinforce my opinion--you are still my favorite housewife for so many reasons--hard-working, loving mother and wife, honest and truthful, compassionate to the needs of others, not just a social butterfly, but one who is very busy doing things for others while having a good sense of humor. I am so anxious to see tomorrow night's episode! On Tuesday nights, I even miss Soapnet, with General Hospital on at that time, my favorite for years, to see you on Housewives!

Just a Regular Housewife
Just a Regular Housewife

Lea, I think you are terrific! As a matter of fact, you are the only reason that I watch this show. The others just don't seem "real." They all look and act like they are acting. But you are the "real deal!" Keep on keeping us entertained!!

TennisDiva
TennisDiva

Lea's comment was definitely meant to be taken as humorous! Obviously, wit is required to understand the spirit in which it was meant! Viewers should focus on the "reality"of the values she expresses such as charity, love of family, her son and her friends which truly is what sets her apart!

Tessie22
Tessie22

Methinks someone needs to learn how to be a gracious guest.

aksunnigirl
aksunnigirl

Lea, You and Alexia are my favorite housewives! I love your charity and all the hard work you do for it!

JustCause
JustCause

This is the first time I have ever left a comment on any blogs on here and I have to say I am glad it's on yours... I freakin LUV you. I like that you tell it like it is no matter how the other person takes it may it be rude or not, I am totally behind you 150% on the whole charity event issue.

You are absolutely fabulous and down to earth at the same time because you are who you are no nonsense type of person and these housewives like to "pretend" a whole lot. BTW I would not pay any mind to what the other two (Christy and Larsa) have to say about the way you dress because they may be wearing designer dress but they look like you can find them somewhere down the road for 20 bucks ;) Luv ya

JustCause
JustCause

This is my first post on here ever and I have to say I am more than glad it's on your blog.....I freakin' LUV YOU. I'm glad someone on here tells it like it is and it comes out however the other person takes it may it be rude or not. I am behind you 150% on the whole charity issue and I luv how fabulous you can be but also down to earth. xoxo BTW I think you dress right on I would not pay any mind to the other two (Christy and Larsa) over how to dress...they may be wearing designer clothes but they look like you can find them down the road somewhere for 20 bucks ;) luv ya

Carlos from San Diego
Carlos from San Diego

It is a cultural experience you ignorant person. Pig roasting is found in cultures all around the world from the Pacific Islands to Latin America to Africa to Europe to Asia. It definitely is not my favorite thing to see or eat, but you need to respect that it is cultural. You probably don't have any culture so you wouldn't understand anything about culture and respect for culture.

Viewer11
Viewer11

I noticed that too! Horrible

Tennis Guy
Tennis Guy

Lea,

Pig Roasts are not my thing. But you are a rare gem. I wish I had your poise in situations that require a quick witt and mind.

Keep above and ahead of those other Miami women - I know you can do it.

You are the best.

dMCGRORY
dMCGRORY

Lea: You are very quick to cover over your rude comments as "a joke". Do you have to say everything that comes into your head? If you consider yourself a woman of "class" then act like one...think before you speak. The green card comment was not funny and seriously....get over the pig. People eat pork every day. The dinner was not all about you. If the pig bothered you, then smile and say "no thank you". You were insulting to your hosts.

A Lady
A Lady

Lea you are a wonderful person and a really good example for Adriana. Stay close to her and dont let those sad bags (Christy and Larsa) currupt her!

harley spoon
harley spoon

Teans eat pork ribs and beef bsisket.....Pull pork is not a Texas deal...Lea knows what is going on...

hotintexas
hotintexas

Amen... do these people see what Ms. Black has done for her community?? What about these other ladies?? Hello- Ms. Black is it! Like her or not- she is the one that keeps giving!!

hotintexas
hotintexas

Paige Powell-- don't watch hon... Lea' Black is way above you! Have you ever contributed to a charity? Try over 10mil from what I can find out about this lady! Don't waste your time on quality people- the Black's don't need it!

HOUSEandGARDEN
HOUSEandGARDEN

RUDE RUDE RUDE, You were so rude at the pig roast party. Only crass guests insult their hosts by criticizing the food they serve. RUDE RUDE RUDE.

hotintexas
hotintexas

You are a wonderful person and you do seem like a real housewife, working & taking care of your family- love it and you! Ready for more on Tues.

hotintexas
hotintexas

You are keeping me and my friends entertained every Tues, you are so hilarious! And love your style and sensibility! You are not at all like the other ladies- and that's a definite compliment! You keep being yourself and we'll be ready for Tues!

LadyJlsr
LadyJlsr

The pig wasn't the most pleasant thing to look at and they should of know people would get offended if you weren't use to it, we don't think you overreacted! The show would be boring without you!! You are a riot and we love it!

SSweet
SSweet

You make the show...You are the only one that isn't self centered. You say what you think...Hats off to you! Look forward to watching the next show!

JustAnotherHousewife
JustAnotherHousewife

Lea, the jury is still out in regards to you. I will say that while I personally don't eat pork, and have no desire to see a roasted pig on display, your comments were a bit much. Decorum would dictate that you politely decline the pork and keep your comments to yourself. Whether or not you agree with the menu and eating anything that once had a name, there was no need to go on ad nauseam about it. Additionally, your response to the announcement of Marysol and Phillipe's engagement was incredibly rude. Inside jokes should be kept on the inside. It was clear by the reaction of all, that your joke was misplaced. Congratulations was more in order and it seemed to have also offended the couple. While it may not have been your intention, it was hurtful. I believe you have a good heart and truly care about those around you. I think however that you should take more care to mind your comments instead of blurting out the first thing that comes to mind.

san antonio rose
san antonio rose

He is a criminal defence lawyer, not divorce. They are totally different.

CEEANN
CEEANN

You are the only REAL person on that show...the other appear to be acting! Thought this was a reality show!

Wake up
Wake up

Can't you see Adriana is using you? Hello your the only blind one. Sorry to tell you wake up lady.

tajuan
tajuan

why all of a sudden do people think these shows are going to start showing people express thier class this is a show to entertain why are people so serius get over it already. u dont have her money thats why they are hating i think your great give people reason to watch the show.

fastt catt
fastt catt

i really think people blow things up shes not trying to hurt anybody maybe she hates meat,she seems like the realest person on the show from what i saw keep up the good work lea its miami 4 gods sake

FlamencoFalana
FlamencoFalana

I wasn't offended, but that was a terrible joke about the green card. No one joked with you to see if you wanted some spam on a cracker because you're white.

It seems you should work alot more on helping yourself, then trying to take in and help hispanic women. You seem to be drawn to women in situations, so that you can feel better about yourself.

Noire
Noire

I completely agree Amy Jo!!!! Just because eating a dead pig is a cultural tradition does not make it right. I loved Lea before, but I love her so much more now for taking a stand for animal rights.

san antonio rose
san antonio rose

I am a vegetarian as well and I can undertand how you felt. Also the furs you have are imitation, right?

Carol Green
Carol Green

Lea, I collect unusual, foreign made designer and vintage eyeglasses. I am WILD about your rhinestone ones. May I please ask...where did you get them? LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!! Carol Green

Marcus (RENE'S NEPHEW) LA
Marcus (RENE'S NEPHEW) LA

HEY LEA... U R GREAT ON THE SHOW... THEY JUST HATING ON U CAUSE U THE BUSINESS AND THEY NOT... IT MUST BE GREAT TO BE ENVIED... BUSINESS IS BUSINESS NO MATTER WHAT YOUR DOING... THEY JEALOUS OF YO BLACKBERRY.. U NEED YOUR OWN SHOW, JUST U, ROY AND R.J CAUSE YALL ROCKING MIAMI TO DEATH...LMAO WE NEED U IN LA LIKE ASAP...LOL

LA Friend
LA Friend

Saw you, your husband and son while you were in LA. Wanted to approach you, but changed my mind. you are so beautiful and I love the show.

HautePants
HautePants

Lea thank you for being you. its great to see someone so"REAL" that does so much for the community. the city of miami is luckky to have a angel like u. i love watching u on the show and really wish more people were like u and not caught up in the wrong things. i wanted to touch on a few things..

i would have been mortified to be in the situation with the pig . at time i couldnt watch. i dont eat pork and know i know why.

as far as the greencard joke it was reminiscent of the Seinfeld days of 'situation comedy'.. i love your personality..

i want to thank you for making tuesday nights my favorite night of the week. nothing like kicking back with some sant arturo chianti and enjoying RHOM

JLSMIAMI
JLSMIAMI

Being mother, wife and friend is a blessing. Few can be that and a successful business mind in their own right. Add an innate desire to help the world and I believe you have discovered the ideal in terms of what women of today should strive to be. Anyone who truly knows you, Lea, knows that your heart is in all that you do and the world is better for it.

HautePants
HautePants

let me start off by saying you are the best thing to happen to the show and obviuosly a great asset to for miami with all the charity you do with such passion to help the kids.. it refreshing to see a person on the show that is so "REAL" and "TRUE" and not affected like everyone else. i read some comments and wanted to give you my feedback,,

as far as the pig i would have receated the same way. at times i could not even watch the show. that was just bothersome. i dont eat pork and considering giving up meat after the episode.

as far the the greencard joke i think it was HILARIOUS. it reminded me of the seinfeld era in 'situation comedy'..

i want to thank you for making Tues night my favorite night of the week. nothing like kicking back w a glass of Chianti and tuning in to RHOM... my guilty pleasure,,,

santa monica mom
santa monica mom

Thank you Madeline35 for your post telling people how animals used to make fur coats, are skinned alive. Since I don't wear furs (or eat meat), I looked it up and was horrified. Your post gave me an education. However, I still found this episode of seeing the live pig and then slaughtering this same pig, extremely disturbing and totally unnecessary to have been shown.