Part one of the Real Housewives of New York City reunion special last Wednesday quickly turned into Bethenny Frankel versus the rest of the cast. And, when host Andy Cohen came to Frankel’s defense, fans noticed that he was obviously biased towards her, and they have started to call him out on social media.
Ramona Singer, Carole Radziwill, and Dorinda Medley all went after Frankel during the reunion for different misdoings they thought she was guilty of. But many times during the conversation, Cohen went to bat for Frankel, and at one point he shouted “Shut the f**k up!” so she could talk.
Soooo Andy Cohen has a CLEAR bias in favor of Bethenny. He did the same for Kim Z on Atlanta. B deserves EVERYTHING she gets. This coming from a FORMER fan. #RHONY
— CBS_Soaps (@cbs_soaps) August 23, 2018
Since the episode aired, fans have voiced their opinions on Twitter about what went down, and many are not happy with Cohen because they don’t think he was fair to the other women in the cast. There were a few who thought Cohen — who is also the show’s executive producer — did the right thing by defending Frankel. But, most of the comments on social media were extremely negative, and some got downright nasty.
“Andy Cohen is snuggled up comfortably in Bethenny’s a*s this reunion,” said one RHONY fan, while another wrote, “Andy is being rude and obnoxious and so disrespectful to the women except Bethenny. It’s so obvious he is team Bethenny 110%. Not cool!”
So @Andy involved himself in the #RHONYReunion as a cast member defending Bethenny ? instead of an unbiased host and becomes insulted and angry when Carole goes back at him like a HWife fighting a HWife. He deserved every bit of it.
— Reality TV Bliss (@RealityTVBliss) August 30, 2018
A third fan said that they could be done with the show because Cohen’s bias towards Frankel is “not just blatant but infuriating.” They added that watching the reunion was a “nauseating” experience, as Cohen asked biased questions and stood up for Frankel nonstop.
Others commented that a host was supposed to be impartial, but Cohen is obviously not shy about who his favorite is.
A few did defend Cohen, with one believing he was nicer to Frankel because she was the only who showed him respect.
“People wonder why Andy is Team Bethenny, but she seems to be one of the only one on that cast that actually respects him. Everyone else is really disrespectful, and I mean Carole with the ultimate disrespect with her phone,” the fan wrote.
Was Bethenney a bully? #yes. Is Bethenney a narcissist? #yes. Was this reunion totally biased for Bethenney? #hellyes. You can tell by how smug Bethenney was at the reunion that Andy Cohen was going to paint her innocent….
— Wendy H (@AKA_WendyLea) August 30, 2018
In an interview earlier this month, Cohen told Entertainment Tonight that the women of RHONY were on the attack and Bethenny Frankel was their target.
“What’s interesting is the women are gunning for Bethenny. It’s like a gang bang on Bethenny. Yeah, oh yeah. Big time. They came ready to go with her,” Andy Cohen said.
Part three of the Real Housewives of New York City reunion airs Wednesday night on Bravo.