'Real Housewives of D.C.' wannabes crash real White House party: Reality TV goes too far again?
It’s being reported that a couple being considered for Bravo’s upcoming Real Housewives of D.C. crashed a state dinner at the White House on Tuesday night. Michaele and Tareq Salahi, a Virginia couple, got past multiple security points to hobnob with Vice President Biden and other government officials.
According to The New York Times, Bravo has been filming the couple as possible “personalities” for its Real Houseves of D.C. series, the latest in its Housewives franchise.
Guess who’s going to interview the couple on Monday night? You got it: the Salahis will be on Larry King Live. Their quest for fame is already paying off!
Let’s see, non-creative people desperate to be on TV cause media stir: Sounds a little like the “balloon boy” incident, doesn’t it?
These two well-dressed loony-birds don’t seem to have intended any harm to anyone at the White House party, other than destroying some of their own brain cells in their addled yearning for fame.
But can we start agreeing that reality TV has gone too far? And that if people trying to “audition” for junk like the Real Housewives shows can do this, there’s a possibility that less benign, more dangerous people are going to start pulling stunts that can’t be dismissed as trivial or laughable?