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'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Star Cynthia Bailey Calls out People Who Call Her Boring

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‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Star Cynthia Bailey Calls out People Who Call Her Boring

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RHOA rumors continue to go viral.

Real Housewives of Atlanta” is staying in the headlines as rumors run rampant about the upcoming season. As always, when one season wraps up, speculation about the cast begins. Fans are always hearing about who was fired and who was asked back.

Sometimes it’s just the case of wanting old faces to return. For months now, it’s been rumored that Phaedra Parks could come back. Others have been hoping Sheree Whitfield could also come back in some capacity.

Interestingly enough, Cynthia Bailey is always a target. It’s usually rumored she’s been fired. And the number one complaint is that some viewers feel Cynthia is too boring to continue to hold a peach. This fraction of the fanbase believes Cynthia doesn’t add much to the show, and she’s not involved enough in the major storylines for the season.

Cynthia responds to being called boring.

Of course, Cynthia has noticed the criticism. While she hasn’t really addressed it in the past, she’s speaking up now. It’s clear she’s had enough, too.

During a recent interview with Refinery 29, she opened up about how it feels to be a black reality star. Cynthia believes it comes with a lot of pressure. Since she’s a black woman, she feels obligated to not embarrass her people with her actions on a television show.

But what bothers her the most is when other black people say she’s too boring for RHOA. She believes that a black person can’t say they are for uplifting the culture and then call her boring for representing black women in a positive way. Cynthia said doing so is “reckless.”

Cynthia also told Refinery 29 that she has a responsibility to be a positive example of what black women look like. She believes that the RHOA cast can be entertaining without being negative. So it’s “hurtful” when black people call her boring for not wanting to “turn up” and “act like a fool.”

You can read the full interview here.

Amanda is a TV junkie with a passion for all things reality television. She's from Decatur, GA.

48 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    July 27, 2020 at 10:02 am

    Truth be told, Black women can be smart, accomplished, and classy and still not be boring. Omarosa, Karen Huger, Gizelle, and Garcelle are great examples. Cynthia is boring because she’s just not interesting. Her life isn’t even interesting. Neither is her personality.

    • Rainbow

      July 27, 2020 at 5:12 pm

      Thank you. Women with strong personalities are better suited for reality shows. No one wants to watch Cynthia be a follower who struggles to stand up for herself. Every season someone is using her and disrespecting her. And she just sits there and takes it. Is that supposed to be entertaining?

      • Crystal Leonard

        July 27, 2020 at 6:25 pm

        Coming from other broads who don’t have their own show, modeling agency or their business. Shout out to Ms. Bailey for being a classy lady. She don’t have to fight or change her face for the show to be the relevant. How about if you don’t have anything nice to say about someone, we keep it to ourselves. This is her job! This the problem, everyone got a opinion no matter who it hurts. How about supporting our sister and brothers. #BLM.

        • Rainbow

          July 27, 2020 at 6:48 pm

          I’ve owned my business for a decade, and I’m a successful investor. Have you been hiding under a rock? It’s very easy now for people to start businesses thanks to the opportunities of social media and the internet. Black female entrepreneurship is at an all time high, so perhaps you should remember that before you come on here assuming what people don’t have. Speaking of her businesses, not too long ago her own bestie Kenya was demeaning her ability to successfully run a wine cellar. Cynthia isn’t fun to watch because she’s a pushover. Strong women with strong personalities are better suited for these shows. RHOP got it right with most of the cast. And Bravo got it right with Garcelle in Beverly Hills. No one said Cynthia has to demean herself, but she lacks an interesting personality and that’s just the truth. Now, you came on here preaching about BLM after you degraded me and other black women on here who have different opinions than you. Pick a message and stick to it. Cynthia is boring, that has nothing to do with her not wanting to “act a fool.”

          • Janet

            July 27, 2020 at 10:49 pm

            Girl let me give you an amen.

          • Anita Withers

            July 28, 2020 at 12:41 pm

            Well Said

          • Cyn

            July 29, 2020 at 9:38 pm

            Amen.

          • Joyce

            July 29, 2020 at 10:56 pm

            I agree with you 💯 percent. I am also a black female with several successful businesses. Just because we are not on television, do that mean we can’t be successful? Sister I lift you up and I am proud of you. But the facts remain the same. Cynthia is super boring.

        • Debra Smith

          July 27, 2020 at 7:03 pm

          It’s like you didn’t actually read the comment Rainbow was responding to. Anonymous literally just listed classy women who aren’t boring on TV (Gizelle, Karen, Omarosa, and Garcelle). Cynthia isn’t boring because she’s classy, she’s boring because she’s just not interesting. Her personality is very bland and she brings nothing to RHOA.

        • Crystal Leonard

          July 27, 2020 at 7:42 pm

          So that mean you have to put down someone else. I don’t care what you have or don’t have. You sound ignorant no matter how you slice the pie. Again, if you don’t have anything nice to say why say it. God bless! Again, it her job. How u like for someone say you don’t deserve your so called business. Get a life and grow up.

          • Rainbow

            July 27, 2020 at 7:52 pm

            You do care what I have or don’t have which is why you hopped on here to bring it up in the first place. You wrongly assumed I and the others on here aren’t business owners just because your feelings got hurt reading some of these comments. Cynthia is boring ma’am. She’s literally paid to entertain people on a reality show and she’s not doing her job. Ratings continue to sink and she continues to serve no purpose on the show. People pointing that out shouldn’t upset you. Cynthia is not entitled to be on a reality show she doesn’t own. It’s a job and people get hired and fired every day. You really need to pick a narrative. You originally came on here saying we need to be quiet because Cynthia owns all these businesses. If she’s such a boss like you say, I’m sure she doesn’t need RHOA, right? It’s just a job and she’s got plenty of money, right? So why are you so emotional about this? Lastly, I don’t really care if people don’t think I deserve my business. It’s still mine. So no one is going to fire me.

        • Brenda Washington

          July 28, 2020 at 2:44 am

          I absolutely second all of your statement! We have enough trashy women in Atlanta! How about Classy not trashy, sister girls? Why do Black people always have to tear down other Black people? JEALOUSY IS A SICKNESS!!! GET WELL SOON!

          • Pat

            July 28, 2020 at 7:22 am

            1. What is there to be jealous of?

            2. You are accusing black people of tearing down other black people when you just tore down black women in Atlanta.

            3. Why don’t y’all ever criticize white women on these same shows like you do black women?

          • Kay

            July 30, 2020 at 9:18 am

            This is how you know Nene needs to be on the show because Kenya, Kandi, Cynthia and Eva has to team together to try to take her down. What these fools don’t realize is as soon as Kenya gets pissed if at one of them she’s going to light into them and tell all their business. Kenya is a friend to no one!!! Kandi is two faced, Cynthia is a fool and Eva is a non factor.

            Kenya is so desperate that she will do anything and that’s why she chases after Mark to make herself relevant, but actually looks and sounds like a damn fool. She makes me sick. Kenya is a s—t starter and doesn’t want to see anybody happy.
            Marlo is the one who deserves to be on the show more than these 4, I can’t even call them women because they make me sick. Kandi used to be alright but I don’t like the role she’s been played for a while now.
            I could go on but then I would need a publisher.

        • Nikki

          August 3, 2020 at 9:58 pm

          I agree with Rainbow about not standing up for herself with her so call friends who put her down and claim their joking I am glad she doesn’t react like everyone else. But she can kick it up a notch without getting in the gutter. And whomever said Gizelle bite your tongue. I would never want Cynthia to act anything like her. Karen yes….

    • Baga

      July 27, 2020 at 5:24 pm

      I’m with you…Cynthia IS boring no doubt…can’t stand her voice hope she gets taken off the show

      • Ms. B

        July 31, 2020 at 11:09 am

        Yes yes @Kay. I feel everything you said. I had to look twice to see if that was me talking lol. I so can’t stand Kandi,Kenya,Cynthia and Eva for teaming up on NeNe. That was there plan all along. I agree with everything you said about all 4 and give Marlo her peach back. Bring Phaedra back to shake Me. Kandi world up, hell she made a huge profit from her “Sex Dungeon” after being so torn about it

        • Nikki

          August 3, 2020 at 10:10 pm

          Thank You Ms. B…that was a sham. I want Phaedra back. Everyone keep gliding over the fact it was one of BRAVO producers who gave that information to Phaedra to use. Kandi got upset about the guys talking about which one if the ladies they wouldn’t mind sleeping with and Todd said Porsha. We all know Kandi has always carried herself as a freak. Let’s keep it real. We’ve all watched the same episodes. I’m just saying.And there are people in jail that have done their time and been released. I say that you said Phaedra has served her time bring her back uf they can get her.

    • Nicole

      July 27, 2020 at 5:53 pm

      Garcelle is doing a great job on RHOBH.

    • Cha

      July 28, 2020 at 1:26 pm

      She’s not interesting and that makes her boring. Cynthia talk about culture was she thinking about that when she treated Nene like nothing she has alot bull cramp with her. So Kenya shows you she’s not a friend and you except her apologies over and over again but can’t forgive Nene girl bye.youll be back to needing her as a friend soon! Trust me

      • Ms. B

        July 31, 2020 at 11:14 am

        For sure Cynthia is a follower. NeNe never made fun of her businesses. NeNe always supported Cynthia regardless. Kenya is nobody’s friend. She’s a snake. Kenya tried making Cynthia look stupid and dumb right in her face & not behind her back. Kenya laughed in her face while doing it, damn girl how dumb & slow can you be

    • Binky04

      July 28, 2020 at 6:56 pm

      Girl you ain’t Eva lied Cynthia best years were with Peter. He should have gotten a check

    • Joy

      July 29, 2020 at 10:35 pm

      Cynthia is very boring and kisses up to Kenya like a lap dog

    • Ms.. B

      July 31, 2020 at 10:57 am

      You hit the nail on the head. Cynthia is over the top boring. She has nothing interesting. Whatever Kandi and Kenya tell her to say or do, she just follow

  2. Veronica

    July 27, 2020 at 10:15 am

    You don’t have to act a fool to be entertaining. Cynthia is boring because she doesn’t stand on her own two feet. She’s a follower and adds no value to RHOA. She’s not funny. She’s not a leader. Her reads aren’t memorable. She’s sneaky and passive aggressive. Her personality is bland. The show won’t be good again until producers get casting right.

    • Binky04

      July 28, 2020 at 6:58 pm

      You stated all the facts quite nicely. If I was a judge she be out of there. Guilty of being boring , you’ve been voted off

      • Ms. B

        July 31, 2020 at 10:58 am

        Voted all the way off. Starch that peach

    • Ms. B

      July 31, 2020 at 11:16 am

  3. anon anon

    July 27, 2020 at 10:24 am

    The next season of RHOA is going to be so terrible.

    • Ms. B

      July 31, 2020 at 11:00 am

      Because Kandi is demanding what she wants and who she wants on the show. RHOA will never be the same, just horrible

  4. And What?

    July 27, 2020 at 11:55 am

    Cynthia remains on the show because she’s Kenya’s bestie. That’s it. Before that, Peter and NeNe secured her peach. She’s boring. Has nothing to do with her not acting a fool. I mean she’s messy and still boring. Even that stunt she pulled with Tanya last season was a snooze fest. RHOP is the much better show. And that was the case even before Monique beat up Candiace. Why? Because those women are just more interesting. Cynthia seems like she’s entitled. She thinks she deserves a peach when she contributes absolutely nothing besides good looks.

  5. Dorothy

    July 27, 2020 at 12:35 pm

    Still boring u don’t have to be ghetto to bright something to the show. We get enough ghetto from you bestie

  6. Yelp

    July 27, 2020 at 12:58 pm

    We definitely need a balance of negative and positive images.

    White people can always change the channel and find positive images of themselves in every channe however blacks do not have that luxury.

  7. Vee

    July 27, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    There are positive and negative examples of Black people on TV. In fact, a black person looking for something positive to watch wouldn’t be watching the Real Housewives franchise in the first place. The entire premise of the show is degrading and negative. It’s funny to see Cynthia speak as if she’s some positive representation of Black women considering who she’s friends with and what she did to Tanya months ago. Cynthia was also involved in a physical altercation with Porsha. She’s been a mess on the show for a good minute and still boring at the same time.

    • Binky04

      July 28, 2020 at 7:09 pm

      I just have to co-sign on folks comments. Everything I want to say is already being said. May common sense prevail and she will be dropped down to a friend to the show. At this point they need to give Peter a peach He was way more exciting than Cynthia. And had a backbone too.

  8. Donna

    July 27, 2020 at 1:12 pm

    Cynthia is not the embodiment of class. People need higher standards.

  9. Shady Bootz

    July 27, 2020 at 3:05 pm

    Cynthia you are very boring and so are your besties Kandi and Eva.

  10. Whatever Girl

    July 27, 2020 at 5:07 pm

    Cynthia is boring. She’s a beautiful woman but that’s not enough to make someone interesting and entertaining on a reality show. As someone on here already said, you don’t even have to act a fool to bring it. Look at Garcelle. She’s classy but she steals every scene she’s in at the same time. Cynthia does not. Oftentimes, I forget she’s even on the show. She has no backbone and she’s not one to command the room with her personality. I think her time on the show should have ended a long time ago. RHOA continues to disappoint because the producers don’t want to cut the people who aren’t bringing it. Times like this I really do miss Carlos King. He seems to be the only RHOA producer who made sure everyone contributed. Now these girls just sit back and let Kenya and NeNe do all the work. RHOP continues to be the better show. And I don’t think that will be changing anytime soon.

  11. Carolyn

    July 27, 2020 at 5:58 pm

    You trying to explain girl your still boring and that’s ok I just fast forward pass you. You have been boring since you first started can’t see why you are still on Boring boring boring

    • Zeus

      July 27, 2020 at 6:15 pm

      Nene Leaves said a while back that Cynthia was not bringing anything to the show, l hate to admit it, but Nene was right. Cynthia is a beautiful lady bringing no action.

  12. Renee

    July 27, 2020 at 7:33 pm

    Oh Cynthia you are just soft. You let Kenya run over you. You’ve only really stepped up to Porsha. As for Nene you had people in your 👂 telling what you should say and do. Kenya comes for you tell you to shut 🙄 up and all you do is make excuses. You don’t have to lean all the way back but dang can you have some type of read.

  13. P

    July 27, 2020 at 8:13 pm

    Cynthia has been boring since her first scene on the show. Kandi as well. I don’t understand why Eva is gone and Kandi and Cynthia are still there. All 3 should be gone. Kandi should only stay if Phaedra comes back. Other than that, Kandi has no storyline and Cynthia hasn’t had one in years.

  14. Shelly

    July 27, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    Cynthia is boring because her only story line has been about getting married since the show started, Kenya disrespects her all the time, and Eva was calling her a “HAS BEEN” from the moment she came on the show, Kandi used her as a prop in her show, seems like that’s why she there, a prop for everyone else’s story, damn shame she is running behind and promoting people who could care less about her, and please stop letting Eva use you, she said she was gone yet she constantly getting y’all to come over to keep herself relevant, didn’t even like Kenya now they besties, Kenya isn’t any of y’all friend, just using y’all for a check to keep helping that man with his business ‼️

  15. Beverly

    July 28, 2020 at 7:30 am

    See here we go with the race stuff. I’m so tired of black people making everything about race! There are white women on the other Housewives shows doing much worse and no one seems to mind it. Why? Because these shows are just for entertainment! No one with a functioning brain watches Housewives for role models or representation of themselves. This is why I love RHOBH. These shows need to have mixed casts! Then maybe it won’t be about race anymore!

    • Gram

      July 28, 2020 at 1:11 pm

      Thank you Beverly!

      • J EDWARDS

        July 28, 2020 at 6:34 pm

        Cynthia is very boring and she needs to know that claiming the She’s representing black women is just crazy. Girl you do not representing strong, intellectual, professional black women. In fact, that is very simple minded of you to think that you can put black women in a box. In addition, the show is viewed by women of all nationity. Most black women is strong enough to stand their ground, speak their truth and put a batch in her place.

  16. Get Busy

    July 28, 2020 at 10:59 am

    It’s not about acting a fool. She’s just boring and forgettable. There’s a whole thread on Twitter right now where people are posting their favorite moments of RHOA. Cynthia doesn’t have any. So what does that tell you?

  17. Joyce

    July 29, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    I agree with you 💯 percent. I am also a black female with several successful businesses. Just because we are not on television, do that mean we can’t be successful? Sister I lift you up and I am proud of you. But the facts remain the same. Cynthia is super boring.

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