Real Housewives of Orange County: These ladies are out of touch

THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY, Emily Simpson, Gina Kirschenheiter, Elizabeth Lyn Vargas-- (Photo by: Casey Durkin/Bravo)
THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ORANGE COUNTY, Emily Simpson, Gina Kirschenheiter, Elizabeth Lyn Vargas-- (Photo by: Casey Durkin/Bravo) /

The Real Housewives of Orange County are very privileged but watching Braunwyn Windham-Burke complain in her mansion isn’t fun.

The Real Housewives of Orange County is dealing with the start of the global pandemic this week on the show, and it sure is eye-opening!   Braunwyn Windham-Burke is probably having the toughest time with the situation, claiming this is the first time since high school she hasn’t had a nanny to do housework for her.  She also says her 8,000 square feet house is restricting her, even though it has a pirate ship, a club, a bunch of closets, a huge pool, and a giant patio.

A lack of control

Braunwyn even has a sticky note up in the kitchen letting everyone know when they are “open.”  7:30 AM – 9 AM, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM, and 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.  For someone with a daughter that has an eating disorder, this seems like a terrible way of doing things.  Not to mention, we were all so bored!  Why can’t anyone go into the kitchen for a snack?  Trying to gain control by restricting when your family of seven eats is not a great way to do it.

Emily Simpson called it “upscale house arrest,” while Kelly Dodd obviously thinks there was no reason to shut down in the first place.  Elizabeth Lyn Vargas compared the coronavirus to the AIDS epidemic, which is not only wrong, but insensitive in so many ways.  Kelly was out maskless in New York City eating a hot dog without a care in the world.  Kelly felt it was more important to be with Rick Leventhal instead of her daughter because Rick had no one to hang out with.  She finally admitted that she got trapped in NYC and didn’t think she would be leaving Jolie for so long, which we all knew from the start.

Not good, guys. Not good.

Honestly, watching this wasn’t very fun.  The fancy Orange County bubble they live in was nothing compared to how most people lived through the coronavirus, without money or food, without nannies and space to hang out.  It was kind of a turn off to watch them complain so much when they had so much more than a lot of people.

How has Braunwyn actually gone through life without knowing how to do laundry with seven children?  She also admitted to hitting Sean Burke occasionally when she wasn’t getting her way, which was incredibly alarming.  Braunwyn basically has EVERYTHING and still acts this way.  Sean even tried to calm her down by offering to plan a trip after the quarantine was over, and Braunwyn flipped out about that too.  She is obviously going through a tough time, but it might have been easier to do all of this off-camera.

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Watching all of this self-filmed footage was not the move right now.  It was dark and depressing, but that might be because of Braunwyn’s storylines for the most part.  While shows like this are usually an escape from reality, this is more like a catapult into the darkness again.  We already lived through March once, don’t make me do it again!

For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.

The Real Housewives of Orange County is on Bravo every Wednesday at 9 PM.