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Note to self– don’t engage in a Twitter feud while drinking wine.
Sometimes right before I go to bed I will email myself listing the things I’m either worrying about or don’t want to forget for tomorrow.
Last night I was up late watching the Yankees BEAT THE INDIANS AND MOVE ON TO THE ALCS (!!!) and I wrote myself the following email:
So yeah. That was my night last night.
I wouldn’t actually call it a “war,” but I took a slight issue with one of her tweets, so I commented on it.
Then she replied.
Then her legions of fans replied and clogged up my Twitter notifications feed, giving me literally hundreds of notifications about why I was wrong and Bethenny was right in the span of an hour.
(Until I finally turned off any notifications from people I didn’t follow or who didn’t follow me on Twitter. Problem = solved!)
It’s actually really dumb, and knowing how annoying the backlash was going to be, I regret tweeting to her.
But it was how I felt, and I’m not gonna be one of those people who deletes a tweet because I don’t want the fallout.
I’m over it. (Clearly so over it that I’m detailing it in a blog post.)
Here is the exchange. I’m showing you all because I want to hear your thoughts on her tweet.
So I was just scrolling through my Twitter timeline and Bethenny’s tweet popped up.
I instantly interpreted it as her trying to disparage Carmelo Anthony and also, give herself credit as being THE BIGGEST HELPER. (Bigger than anyone else.)
I thought the hashtag of #weshowup was implying that Carmelo did not show up.
I don’t know. Did I misinterpret it?
So I tweeted my tweet, expressing that I thought it was an unnecessary thing to say.
Can’t she just aid the citizens of Puerto Rico without telling everyone constantly that she is the best and the biggest and the greatest and the MVP of this natural disaster?
Also, in my defense, I was more responding to her as a Bravo fan. I have always been a Bethenny supporter– watched from Season 1, followed the spinoffs, read all her books, etc.
But lately on the show it has felt like she is trying to let us all know just how successful she is.
The thing is, we do know. We get it.
I just don’t need to keep hearing about it ALL. THE. TIME.
The response from Bethenny (and then dozens of her followers) was that she was trying to honor the unsung heroes of her organization that were helping and not getting credit.
Which I still do not see. All I see is that she is stating that her team should be given credit.
I mean, I thought they already were receiving credit. I certainly knew about the efforts of Bethenny’s charity.
I didn’t engage with anyone who replied to my tweet, other than to say that I must have misinterpreted her intentions.
I tweeted what I felt. I didn’t think it was a big deal.
Again, this is all so dumb.
There are much more important things going on in the world and I’m thankful that people, like Bethenny AND Carmelo, are stepping up and helping Puerto Rico.
The moral of the story?
Don’t mess with Bethenny.
She is a powerful woman. I can’t say for sure, but after my tweet to her, all sort of negative things started happening…
I got toothpaste in my eye.
My kids woke me up THREE TIMES in the middle of the night.
And one of them woke up with pink eye in both eyes this morning.
So there you have it.
No more drinking and tweeting for this gal!
**To donate to Bethenny’s B Strong charity that is providing disaster relief to Puerto Rico and other affected areas, click here.**
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