ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Ryan of Real Housewives of OC, Ryan Culberson, is blaming Judy Stirling and Bravo editing for his conduct on the RHOC 2013 season finale. But now fellow Bravo viewers who are fellow U.S. Marines are urging that Bravo no longer feature Ryan in future RHOC seasons. They also urging USMC officials to formally reprimand Staff Sgt Culberson for his conduct on camera.
Ryan Culberson did not apologize for his conduct since Monday’s telecast aired. But many viewers have posted comments indicating that they too are part of the U.S. military and watched Monday’s RHOC telecast. The viewers unanimously expressed outrage in regards to Culberson’s conduct on screen. Yet, Culberson says he has not apologized to Stirling for his remarks. In fact, he says that his conduct was “justified”.
The RHOC season finale features Ryan Culberson, husband to Vicki Gunvalson’s daughter Briana, returning from military training. Culberson returns to the multi-million dollar Gunvalson mansion. On screen, before the season finale party, Culberson describes his time on and off the base. Gunvalson, moreover, expresses her happiness to have scheduled the party in conjunction with Culberson’s return home.
Bravo microphoned Culberson throughout the entire Gunvalson party, and kept his microphone live for recording even when he was outside the range of the director’s cameras.
From that, Bravo viewers heard but did not see an exchange of words by Culberson to Judy Stirling. Once in front of cameras, Culberson continued his conduct to Stirling, Vicki and others.
Since that telecast aired, military members and Bravo viewers have posted their displeasure about Culberson’s remarks. Now, Culberson is responding. In statements to Military Times, Culberson says that, had editing been done differently, “it would be a lot more justified”. Ryan then blames Bravo. “I cannot get over how the producers edited it.” And Ryan blames Judy. “There was so much more”.
Based upon Monday’s episode, and now Culberson’s own reaction to the show, military viewers are urging Bravo not to bring Culberson back to RHOC. They are also urging that USMC officials reprimand Culberson for his conduct. Military Times identifies Culberson as a “Staff Sgt. … a joint terminal attack controller with 11th Marines, out of Camp Pendleton, Calif., is currently deployed to Afghanistan on his fourth tour.” Ryan has been married to Briana for only one year.