Outraged! Fan Backlash To Brandi Glanville Winning ‘Women of Achievement Award’

Posted on May 11 2015 - 12:45pm by BeachSpin

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Brandi Glanville… a woman deserving of a prestigious award, celebrating “achievement?” That is what the ‘Associates for Breast and Prostrate Cancer Studies’ announced, when they recently honored the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star, with their annual “Women of Achievement Award.” 

READ:  Brandi Glanville Honored With Women of Achievement Award

Brandi has made a name for herself on Bravo reality TV, but many fans of the “Beverly Hills” franchise believe that the attention has been far from positive, or noteworthy. Brandi has proudly labeled herself “unfiltered,” but a large chunk of the viewing audience is convinced that such a stamp could be defined as mouthy, selfish, manipulative, and just plain gross. The reality star regularly and graphically boasts about promiscuous adventures, and has often been seen on and off camera, falling down drunk. 

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A mother of two young sons boasting about a stripper pole being a must-have, and who follows it up by jumping the twenty-something that schleps it from rental to rental, would not seem to be the natural choice for any sort of pat on the back honor. I suspect that Glanville’s idea of “achievement” differs from the same of any organization in the know, leading me to believe that somebody in this group may have forgotten to do some background homework. Fans of the show blasted the decision all over social media in the days that followed, overwhelmingly disgusted by Glanville’s preening over the honor. Her altered appearance, and inappropriately revealing attire worn to the annual luncheon, were also raked over the coals, in the ongoing online backlash.

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We can only hope that Chandra Wilson does not watch the Brandi Glanville spectacle on Bravo, so she can still feel good about receiving this honor. After all, one could always fall back on the word “achievement” being defined in a number of not so reputable ways.

 

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  • cait

    To think good people made charitable donations, some of which were spent on this debacle !
    1. I’d find another deserving charity for my hard-earned cash !
    2. I would start a media campaign to encourage all the worthy recipients of this award, to return said, now worthless, item as soon as possible !

  • CoBe

    I’m surprised you didn’t mention in the article that Carlton Gebbia’s mother in law is the President of this organization.

    • Bad Barbie

      LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • Guardian

      Worth reading up on them though I suspect this may have been one of the reasons for this choice – press and attention to their cause.

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    Are we sure this is Women of Achievement…or Women of Walmart Award…

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      Women of Absolutely…No Redeeming Value 😉

  • Bad Barbie

    Is this the same association that dub Kim K the most influential woman on the planet? The new wave millennia generation has ruined the world.

    WTF is up the color contacts? That is so 1995.

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      Yes, big fail on those contacts.

    • Like totally 90’s. It looks unnatural on her.

  • Ilivehereandlikeit

    I still can’t get over the choice of dress with her boobs hanging out – so inappropriate to a luncheon for prostate and BREAST *cancer* research – ugh, just ugh.

    • Guardian

      And mammograms are very hard to shoot through implants. Just sayin’ . . .

      • Ilivehereandlikeit

        When I’ve accompanied people getting chemo I didn’t wear my hair all styin and big, my chest was covered, I kept thing subdued and hopefully classy. OUT OF RESPECT. That’s what bugs me about the boob-revealing dress. Disrespectful imo.

        (Granted, different venue but to me, appropriate comparison.)

        • Guardian

          Bless your heart a million times to go with those undergoing chemo. I agree – keep them covered -especially for something like this. I don’t care if people have implants or anything they choose but need to know there are some downsides. I know there is a piece of heart equip that shoots right through them. Back to the event though – it’s just tacky and crude to show up looking like this. But then Carlton showed up in a see through dress for their gala.

          • Ilivehereandlikeit

            Oh wow, those housewives are such class acts….Carlton just is one of the herd too.Ugh.

            Guardian I agree, not dissin implants, implant away!! I’m for whoever wants them, as long as, as you point out, they’re aware of all the possible side effects. I don’t care about what is a personal choice, that’s not up to me, but I do care when someone flaunts their boobs at what I believe is a serious charity event for a disease. Save that for bar hopping or luncheons or whatever these basically worthless and emotionally needy women do with their abundant free time otherwise. Sorry to rant but this really does bug me 🙁

          • Guardian

            Boobs are on display everywhere now – the bank, church, school, funerals, luncheons, I don’t get it.

          • Ilivehereandlikeit

            Well that’s insecure people for you….those that want implants for the right reasons, or because of mastectomies, they don’t “advertise” their wares.

          • Guardian

            Exactly! It can be a matter of clothes fitting, self esteem following surgery, a number of reasons that makes the risk of surgery more palatable.

          • Ilivehereandlikeit

            Yep!

        • My thoughts exactly. I couldn’t agree with more.

      • Implants seem like such a waste of time and money. I don’t quite understand the logic behind them.

        • Guardian

          I really don’t care one way or another – especially if someone is really flat and it bothers them to the point of surgery. I’ve known a few “flats” in my life and they went with the smallest implants and felt good about themselves. Just never do it because someone doesn’t accept you and wants it for themselves – know what I mean? But putting in melons I don’t get.

        • Ilivehereandlikeit

          me either Seuss. I know one woman that had surgery but that was reduction as she literally had grooves in her shoulder from excessive breast tissue. For me, a lift, now that’s the ticket but adding, not really my thing.

          • Guardian

            I just refuse to balk at aging. It is what it is and while yes, a nip here, tuck there – nice but for me just not worth it. Love me as I am or move along.

          • Ilivehereandlikeit

            Amen 🙂

          • Guardian

            If you don’t like yourself, no amount of surgery, lasers, creams, etc., will fix that.

          • Ilivehereandlikeit

            Amen, part two 🙂

          • Guardian

            This should make anyone who reads it laugh and laughter is always good. At 15 I was rail thin and it seemed all of the girls around me were beyond busty. I was way behind. I ruthlessly pinched (code for stole) a nerf ball my brothers had bought – cut it in half and stuck “them” in the top of my swimsuit. I’m telling you – perfection. One day nothing – next day a good 36 C. Funny thing is, no one questioned it but suddenly the boys were around me like flies. Did I leave it alone? Oh no. I was a good diver and so I went up on the 5 meter board and did a beautiful front dive. Of course as I hit the water the force popped them out. And I emerged with two blue nerf ball halves around me. I didn’t go back to the pool that summer and waited for mother nature who finally showed up.

          • Ilivehereandlikeit

            Guardian that is a truly sweet story, bless your little 15 yo heart.

            I was the same, emaciated almost, skinny, rail thin and flat as a pancake, all of the above. Now? I wear a minimizer and I’d like a lift – haha!! What happened????!!!

          • Guardian

            We’ve been lucky enough to grow older.

  • Guardian

    An odd choice at best (as has already been pointed out, the president is none other than Carlton G.’s mother-in-law). Can’t help but wonder if, outside of this connection, they did it to garner free press for their organization – negative or not, it is press. The competition is fierce for donor/research dollars in both the for-profit and non-profit arenas. Too bad they didn’t select someone who has achieved with dignity and integrity. I am not overly sure what BG has achieved other than to parlay her 15 minutes in order to support herself/children and embarrass herself in the process professionally and personally. Still, they are helping to fight this horrible disease that affects so many, so for all I care they could give it to Porky Pig. Or better yet, spend their dollars on more research rather than these galas – even if things were donated, nothing is truly free.

    • Well said — Brandi’s achieved nothing. She’s just a big name who will raise awareness through mostly negative press.

      • Guardian

        Hey girl. Have been ill the last couple of weeks so off my game and off line for most of it. Anyway, there are so many groups that raise money for all kinds of worthy causes – and those who do it for tax purposes. And those who do it because they want their own group with their own agendas. I personally think there are way too many. As for this group, I don’t live in California so maybe they have profile there but I have never heard of them. They couldn’t buy the kind of exposure this has given them. Waaaayyyy off topic – did you catch on WWHL last night Diddy’s comment re Sonja once saying that he had been on her yacht? – not true. Also, I seem to remember that she said once he had been to her townhouse but could be wrong.

        • Hey G! Sorry you’ve been under the weather. I hope it’s nothing serious and passes soon. I agree about the various charitable groups. I think 90% of them are bogus, only out to benefit themselves in some capacity. “Not for profit” status is also used to line the pockets of the bogus groups. I didn’t see WWHL because I despise Diddy (for years now). I wish he would just come out of closet already. And he may have been on Sonja’s yacht but drunk and have no recollection of it, the guy parties like a rock star and it’s not like Sonja’s memorable. LOL!

          • Guardian

            Getting there. Couldn’t agree with you more re the non-profits. It is out of control and has been poorly monitored for years. Too many exist to self-serve the egos of the rich and give them a softer profile while they treat so many like dirt. I’ve pretty much quit watching WWHL and just happen to see it last night. Sonja isn’t memorable for someone like him but I doubt he was ever on her yacht. In the scheme of things, who cares really.

          • LOL about Sonja’s yacht.

            You take good care of yourself. I wish you a speedy recovery. xoxo

          • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

            That was hilarious. Diddy blew Sonja outta the water!
            Uhhh, no, never been on her yacht.

          • Guardian

            Didn’t she tell Heather or someone once that he had been to her townhouse? For some reason that comes to mind.

          • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

            I think she did. What a mess.
            Sonja is what my Mom used to call a flibbity-jibbit.

          • Ilivehereandlikeit

            Sonja just refuses to stand on her own merits…wonder why? 😉

          • Guardian

            She seems to make them up as she goes along. Modeling is not trying on clothes. Buying a Marc Jacobs does not get you a fashion award. Her whole take on her restaurant past was proven to be almost entirely false. She is delusional and I think cornered – I think she is in deep financial doo-doo. And can’t let go of the life her ex once provided her.

          • Hahahaha!

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      IMO it’s succeeded only in making this organization look shady. Like I said, IMO. Fair or not, wow, what a puzzling choice!!

  • WestCoastFeed

    While I have no use for this woman, she must have raised a considerable number of dollars for the charity. That takes work and let’s at least applaud her efforts.
    BTW, please proofread more carefully. It’s not “prostrate” cancer.

    • Birdie

      Wow…I have never seen you ask ROL to proofread more carefully..interesting.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Then you have read very few of my posts at ROL

    • Guardian

      The award is to recognize women who have been major influences in their industries and in the community. They have another award that recognizes people for their philanthropic work to the organization and in the community. Thus, concluding that she didn’t raise money for them though maybe made a donation. Definitely don’t know what she has contributed to her industry and/or community. But who knows, maybe one day pigs will fly.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Well, she certainly couldn’t have made any kind if intellectual contribution,

        • Guardian

          ROFL – and at my age that’s risky. I don’t know West. When you look at their donors they have some heavy hitters so she would at best be giving from the “peanuts” sector. I think it was out of friendship and free press.

      • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

        Hi’ya G. Hope you are feeling better.
        Hmmmm…. Do drinking, tweeting & BJ’s count as contributing to your industry/community? Cause if not? I’m at a loss! LMBO!

        • Lawd hav’ mercy!! I just spit out my water!! ROFLMAOOO!!!!!

          • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

            Ooops. Sorry! LOL!

          • No, it’s good….I love your humor. I needed that.

          • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

            Anytime Doc, anytime. Glad I could help, lol!

        • Guardian

          Hi sweetie. Just had to withdraw from everything – ugh but slowly on the mend at least I think. I know – when I read the criteria I thought, uhhhh – talk about missing the mark. Seriously, this is a press driven accolade IMO.

          • ♥♥♥ Tigerlily ·.¸¸.·*¨·.·.¸¸.

            Hee-hee! I’m bad. I saw the fastball comin’ & I just had to go “there”. LOL!

      • Hahahahaha — Thanks for clarifying!!

      • chacha1

        she would never give up one dime of her money …..

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      West Coast, my DH has stage 4 prostate cancer and I even hear others getting treatment call it ‘prostrate’ lol! I guess I’m used to it so don’t even notice the misspelling but I hear you 😉

  • Rochelle Barozzi

    I have to admit it I laughed so hard when I read it. LOL

  • OT: Does anyone watch Bates Motel?

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      I’ve never seen Seuss, sorry!

      • Guardian

        Me either.

    • cait

      The trailers, alone, give me the creeps, so I have to fast forward !

  • WTF has Brandi ever “achieved” in life, besides being a career alcoholic, shit stirrer, backstabber, and borderline racist? I need answers. Carlton and her family were looking for publicity and they got it, good or bad. I just really want Brandi off the RHOBH so she can fade back into obscurity and we never have to hear from her again unless she is added onto Marriage Bootcamp with her too young of a boyfriend, attempting to save face for what used to be.

    • Thank you!

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      The only thing I’d like to see her on is another one of Dr. Phil’s intervention specials, ala Kim Richards!! She could use some of that take down too! Talk about delusional….smh…

      Carleton, I always thought got a little bit of the short end of the stick on HW’s. Not that I ever liked her, just that Kyle *was* a deliberate dick to her. But Carleton proved me wrong thanks to this Brandi honoring PR stunt.

      • chacha1

        but, we would have to look at her stank ass on Dr. Phil and would hate to see the ratings go up due to her appearance and then Andy would be jumping all over her to get her to stay on RHOBH ….. Brandi is not a housewife just a skank who belongs in a trashcan ……

        • Ilivehereandlikeit

          Well there is that, thanks for pointing that out!!!

      • Right. Or maybe Iyanla. I’d love to hear Iyanla read her from top to bottom lol. But I don’t see how Kyle was mean to Carlton. She genuinely tried to get to know Carlton, but she shut her off each and every time. I’m glad she’s gone.

        • Ilivehereandlikeit

          Breanna I don’t know who Iyania is! But anyone that would read Brandi ‘top to bottom’ would be just fine imo!!! 😉

          To me and this is my impression only, Kyle was very rude to Carlton when she came to a lunch being held at Carlton’s house. Just like Brandi making backhanded comments about Eileen’s decor choices this season, Kyle rolled her eyes and made some not very complimentary comments about Carleton’s home back then. That just turned me off and I did think Kyle was being a dick – lol!!!

          It’s not kosher to diss your hostesses home, and I felt the Hogwarts comment was the start but not the end of Kyle’s passive/agressive disses that day. I’d be mighty displeased if an invited guest in my home snarked on my decorating choices. Hope this explains why I said what I said….I agree with you on Carlton, I had no interest in her otherwise and am glad she is gone.

  • pixntrix

    Ok dont stone me…but Brandi was totally different on Apprentice. Maybe she did some fund raising for this group or helped them so that is why so bestowed the honor. I hope this is a turning point for her and she sees she needs to change her ways on the show. One can hope!

    • chacha1

      she was stoned the whole time on Celebrity Apprentice, even missing a task because she claimed she had a panic attack, Trump believed her yet we all know Brandi was hung over

      • Dani-K

        Chacha I heard that too about the task she missed. Insiders were saying that she was having dt’s from not drinking, so she left the task and was spotted at a bar. But at least on Celebrity Apprentice she was a milder version of herself.

        • chacha1

          yes she was mild from the Zanax

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      Lol Pix, I won’t stone you – so cute!

      I wished I’d seen Brandi on Apprentice but I didn’t watch as I simply can’t stomach Geraldo. He just gives me the willies. For the sake of Brandi’s boys I really do hope too, like you, that she’s able to see her life is at a crossroads and that she needs to grow up, STAT/Bigtime.

  • Goo Goo G’Joob

    Sorry, but the baby blue contacts have to go!! She looks like she’s auditioning for a role in a remake of The Exorcist. Seriously spooky eyeballs there!!!

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      So unattractive, what possessed her?

      Hehe, get it?? lol. Sorry, I just had to 😉

  • Babson_Chick

    In my recent issue of TV Guide they gave “JEERS to Brandi Grandville’s toxic influence. We are not blaming the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills she-devil for Kim Richards post season drunken bust at a 90201 hotel, but lets be REAL-Kim and everyone else-was way better off before Brandi became BFF with her.” I so agree!!

  • MaryAnne Tillman

    Leave the woman alone. You can’t say a good thing about her. She does a lot of good things for Charity. How much do you do? Let those who are without sin, cast the first stone- All about the Tea. Paid and Bought by Lisa Vanderpump!