A baby’s chistening is a sacred event, a time for family and close friends to come and join together for the beloved new infant’s baptism. It is a time of peace, happiness and togetherness…that is if you aren’t one of the cast members of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
Season three of The Real Housewives of New Jersey (which airs on May 16th) starts off – right out of the gate – with a some good old fashioned chaos but the saddest part is that it happy at an event for a baby. What happened and should a baby be dragged into the Real Housewives drama?
At the Manor, a reception hall in West Orange, New Jersey, Teresa Guidice got in a verbal altercation with her brother Joe Gorga (the husband of new cast member Melissa Gorga). The New York Post reports that, “(Joe) Gorga, is sitting with his wife, Melissa, and their friends. Before she can utter the word “Congratulations,” Joe, who is two years younger, lashes out at her, calling her “garbage.” A stunned Teresa tries to find out what’s wrong but Joe pounds the table and all of a sudden, it’s a free-for-all. The men are up, shoving each other. The women are braying at each other behind them.”
“I was screaming at the cameras to get out of my son’s christening,” said Melissa. “I didn’t sleep for three days. I was devastated.”
Yup, pretty dramatic. And at a baby’s christening? With an event as special as a child’s christening, wouldn’t a family want to keep such a holy tradition private? To have the cameras from a drama filled show like the Real Housewives into the event just seems like inviting trouble. Melissa said that she was “screaming at the cameras” to leave the christening, does that mean that Teresa basically let the cameras crash the party? Either way, it’s just plain tacky. Especially when it involves innocent little babies. This child will always have this as part of their history, something seen by millions, it seems unfair to brand a baby with this kind of public baggage when they are so young.
What do you think, do you think it’s a bad call to involve baby and young ones in the world of reality TV? And should there be an age limit on including children in reality TV?