I feel like DeShawn got what she deserved and I kind of feel sorry for her at the same time. She has a good heart I think but she tries too hard to fit in a lifestyle that she doesn’t seem comfortable with. It is like she is “new” money and she tries to fit in with the crowd. Whenever she talks about her charity, nothing she says makes you want to find out more about it or make a contribution. It is so vague. The money she spent on the gala should have went to her foundation. She should have had some of the young girls she works with at the party to mingle with the guests and have them talk to the guests about how her foundation has helped them. Most of the people she invited are so wealthy they already have all the stuff she was trying to sell. Poor planning, all about her and not her foundation.
Sheree and Kim both criticize the charity event on camera but not in front of DeShawn. As usual, Lisa is sweet as pie and is the most sympathetic character on the show.
Also, seeds of dissension between NeNe and Kim are sown as Kim cozies up to Sheree. Kim has a spa day in which she tries to bring the two together but NeNe refuses to show up because Sheree is there. We see previews showing the relationship between these two once buds get even worse.
DeShawn, in her blog on the Bravo site, admitted she should have charged tickets but naturally kept it positive and she gives props to her poor hubby:
“Well as you can see I did not reach my goal at the diamond gala! As I mentioned in my last blog, I always reach for the stars. And if I fall, Eric is always there to catch me. As you witnessed, I have a very strong support system. My husband is AMAZING, and I am blessed to have him.”
I recognize that it is more important to try and fail and to learn, then it is to not try at all.
What did you think of the episode? Did DeShawn deserve what she got or do you feel sorry for her?