Cynthia Bailey's husband Peter Thomas has always been one to say what he feels, even if it stirs up controversy. He did just that during an interview with Uptown Magazine, posted on Wednesday, June 4. In the interview, he accused Bravo of not appreciating the success of the cast of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" and not giving them the same opportunities and exposure that others get because of their race.
He pointed out that, in terms of ratings, the show is not just the most successful "Real Housewives" show but the most successful show on Bravo period. He said that the "ensemble cast of black people" is the number one show on a very popular network, yet "not one of [the] wives’ faces are on a billboard advertising the show.”
So it's safe to assume that Peter hasn't seen or heard about the billboard on New York City's 34 Street Penn Station, which features NeNe Leakes right in front along with Vicki Gunvalson, Sonja Morgan, Melissa Gorga, and Lisa Vanderpump. NeNe proudly shared a snap of the billboard via Twitter in mid-May.
It seems, however, that what Peter really wants is a billboard solely dedicated to "The Real Housewives of Atlanta." He said that when he was in Los Angeles recently, he saw billboards for other shows that don't bring in the ratings that the Atlanta housewives deliver. He said that he point blank asked a Bravo executive why his show doesn't get the same exposure and was told that the show doesn't need it since it does so well anyways. Peter obviously believes that the show would be even more successful if given the extra exposure.
Peter also implied that some of the other shows are given more leeway because their cast members are white. "And let’s not get it twisted, if this all black cast was doing as poorly in the ratings as some of the other shows on the network, we’d be fired and the show would be cancelled," he said. Could Peter have been talking about "The Real Housewives of New York City," which hasn't been doing so well in the ratings game?
Peter Thomas may want to censor his mouth a bit. Or else he mind find himself and Cynthia Bailey on the chopping block themselves!