LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Is Kenya Moore, Phaedra Parks RHOA feud finally over? Kenya Moore has a lot going on in her life, she reveals on social media this year including a TV pilot. But in early episodes of RHOA this season, viewers are becoming hideously displeased with Moore’s lack of an apparent storyline on RHOA. In episode two, her storyline was Apollo Nida’s apology to her. In episode three, her storyline was Phaedra Parks and NeNe Leakes’ refusal to apologize to her. And since the episodes have aired, many of the BravoTV posts about the episode have featured titles like “Kenya Moore says” and “Kenya Moore believes”. But are some viewers getting tired of Kenya’s repeated reliance on the Parks-Nida family for a storyline?
Kenya Moore and Claudia Jordan delivered one of the best scenes of the season last RHOA episode. Moore was at her comedic best when visiting her new friend in town. Many viewers called this the best scene of the night and if not the month. But quickly, producers cut to more boring arguments between NeNe and Cynthia, and Moore and Phaedra.
So are producers to blame? LALATE can exclusively report that one of the biggest backlashes to Bravo this year has been their removal of comments on BravoTV.com to cast blogs. There is no longer a measurement gauge to viewer reaction. Each show’s reunion had featured Andy Cohen often stating “we got a lot of comments about this on BravoTV.com”. But that is no longer the case.
So what are viewers thinking about Moore and Parks? This week, Sister 2 Sister ran a story about Kenya and Phaedra using much their posts to BravoTV.com. The story was again about Kenya saying something about the Nida-Parks family. Of four comments, all were negative against Moore. “Kenya is and always was obsess with Phaedra and her family”. Another wrote “there is no reason she should still be here talking about Apollo and Phaedra.” Viewers aren’t upset with Moore but rather her refusal to film a different subject matter. “Stop wasting your time. Leave Phaedra to her mess”.
On Bossip, the reaction was different. Viewers supported Moore’s opinion. But they also wrote that they are tired of hearing about it, and that they don’t want it in the confines of the show anymore. “Kenya Moore please other than talking about ur co-stars, invest your time in something. ” Another wrote “I’m tired of this”. While RHOA’s about episode was a ratings hit, the show has staggeringly dropped in ratings in recent episodes. While still hovering around 3.0 ratings share, the show is down significantly from two season ago when the Parks -Moore feud first erupted. At that time, the show rarely dipped under 4.0.
For now, fans love when producers let Moore deliver her great comedic moments. But when it is a group of women, sitting around at a table with stale bread and warm water arguing about something that happened over 2 years ago, viewers are turned off.