AceShowbiz - "The Real Housewives of New York City" star Eboni K. Williams insists that the show's low ratings for season 13 have nothing to do with her. The 37-year-old, who joined the Bravo reality show this season, refuses to take the blame for it as many thought that the drop in ratings is because she's being too "preachy."
"My answer is simply this. A -- I'm a little bit of a preacher and I wear that as a badge of honor. And I'm a little bit of a teacher too," Eboni said in a new episode of "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen". Prior to this, Eboni said on "The Breakfast Club", "I expected white uncomfortability. I did not expect the number of black folks to be so uncomfortable by my presence on the show."
Meanwhile, an insider revealed to Daily Mail that "the cast is completely divided and the women are not getting along with each other." The source added, "Filming ended with all of the women as friends, but as soon as the show started airing, Eboni K. Williams went to war against her cast mates – particularly Ramona and Luann and the audience is switching off week after week."
The source insinuated that Eboni's serious conversation about race made people switch channels. "Our viewers don't want to be lectured to. They want a fun show – tipsy, middle aged women with money fighting about petty stuff. Yes -- let's talk about the important issues facing our nation -- but this cannot be the center of our show," the insider explained. "It's not what our show is, but week after week, scene after scene, everyone is being schooled by a former Fox News host."
It was also said that the filming of season 13 reunion was delayed. It remains to be seen if the postponement has something to do with the report that the current season hit an all-time low. Meanwhile, another source claimed that Bravo has yet to make a decision regarding season 14, saying, "These are all rumors and there's no discussion about next season -- which hasn't even been announced -- yet."