Alex McCord

Alex commends Sonja's performance and lets us know if she thinks Jill is a bully.

on Jul 7, 2011

At the party, Simon and Jill finally sat down to talk. I was shocked that their chat was so one-sided. True, Simon isn't a Housewife, but does that mean Jill is allowed to twist the truth beyond recognition?

The day after it happened, Simon apologized to Jill for the "watch out" comment, which he reiterated at burlesque. That is the one and only thing Simon needed to apologize for, and he did. Twice. Jill now smugly blames Simon for every bad thing about her on the internet, which is both unfair and untrue.

Ultimately? Jill can't handle criticism at all, whether it's over failed friendships, or her own vicious behavior. It's always someone else's fault, never hers.

Where are these mean tweets Simon supposedly sent? Where are the articles Simon supposedly wrote for a blog? Where are the gangs of people we employ to harass Jill? Where is the conspiracy? It's all in Jill's head.

Meanwhile, if you look at Jill's behavior this season on the show, her own Twitter feed, her website, and what she says on talk and radio shows, there's plenty of vengeful snark which ranges from circumstantial events falsely amended beyond belief to outright slander. You don’t need to employ the word "hate" to behave hatefully. Jill seems determined to throw as much negativity toward my family as possible. She's a professional victim standing on a soapbox screaming "He hurt me! He hurt me!" over and over. Except Simon didn't hurt her.

Do I call her a bully? Nope, that word isn't appropriate for 30 and 40 something people on reality TV. I call her sad. Do I call my husband a mean tweeter or hate blogger? Nope. I call out his emotional handicap; he sees the glimmer of good in everyone and keeps trying to mend fences. I'm a bit more jaded, because I know the capabilities of angry women.

Simon is going to share his feelings on this week's episode on his blog -- the only blog in cyberspace that he controls!

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