July 18, 2005, - 3:34 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
I’m no fan of reality TV, and this summer’s crop is the worst yet. I’ve written critically about the annoying ABC News diva-fest, “Hooking Up.” But Bravo’s “Being Bobby Brown” makes “Hooking Up” and everything else look like “Sixty Minutes.” The show, following Bobby Brown and wife Whitney Houston, makes clear that the only humane and sane one is their poor, 12-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina. If living with these two nut-job parents isn’t mental child abuse–or neglect, I’m not sure what is. The show is horrid and disgusting.
Here are some other “high”(low)-lights of this mortifying, scatological show–pure garbage:
* Brown bragging how he once had to dig fecal material out of Houston. Sick, sick, sick! (He goes into more graphic detail than we will here.)
* When Houston and Brown go to their bedroom mid-day for sex, after Brown gets out of prison (for one of the following: violence, substance abuse, failing to pay child support for multiple out-of-wedlock kids), daughter, Bobbi Kristina, cries, “Let me in!” Brown doesn’t allow the daughter in, but does allow in the cameras.
* Houston calling her daughter fat when trying on pants at a department store. “Those ain’t fittin’! She got body, baby!” Houston shrieks. “If she was a Houston, we wouldn’t have this problem!” No, Whitney, the problem is you and your wacko husband.
* Houston getting mad when fans recognized her in her disguise (a scarf) while on vacation in the Bahamas. Cameras following her not a hint?
* Houston yelling at fans (in the steam room, on vacation, etc., etc., etc.)
* Brown putting hemorrhoid cream on his face to reduce a puffy face after a night of partying. Apparently, he watched that episode of Oprah, too.
Proof, all, that trash comes in all colors, shapes, sizes, and socio-economic strata. This show’s only purpose is the unnecessary documentation that Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston are even more the epitome of low-lifes than earlier diagnosed.
Tags: ABC, Being Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina, Bobby Brown, Debbie Schlussel, hemorrhoid, Israel Needed, Sharon, the Bahamas, Whitney Houston