The Real Housewives of Orange County’s Gina Kirschenheiter and Shannon Beador have commenced another Instawar, and Gina is outraged by Shannon’s outfit from the cast’s ‘You Do Me, and I Do You’ party in the latest episode.
Recently, the co-stars battled it out after Gina accused Shannon of copying her look on Watch What Happens Live. Following the exchange, fans accused Gina of being a “mean girl” after the 39-year-old seemed to insult Shannon’s age.
In the caption of her post, Gina wrote, “This is me. This is me at a time that was dark. That was scary. The pain in my life at that time was real and the way I looked was a reflection of that time.”
She went on to say, “There will always be people that try and bring you back there to remind you of your worst times, your darkest days … Usually it’s people who are in more pain than you are. Try and empathize but don’t allow yourself to become someone else’s doormat.”
Gina eventually expressed, “Thank you so much to everyone who supports me and champions my successes instead of reminding me of my painful past and missteps.”
Meanwhile, Shannon threw shade at Gina’s recent spelling error from their past feud in her post.
“Hope you enjoy my IMMATATION of Gina on tonight’s #RHOC,” she wrote in a post shared by @queensofbravo on Instagram.
On her Instagram Stories, Gina threw more shade at Shannon, writing out, “I’ve definitely gone through hard times in my life … so great that you’re always there to remind me of them! That’s just the kind of person you are.”
Shannon then reshared her post, commenting, “I didn’t know bad extensions, bad hair and bad wardrobe were ‘hard times.'”
After Gina’s posts, fans began accusing her of hypocrisy.
“Wait … so you make a post mean girling [Shannon] about ‘stealing your outfit’ but now she post[s] a little fun post (y’all all dressed up as someone) and you claim ‘mental health’ … girl bye,” wrote one fan, via @byewighellodrama on Instagram.
Another user expressed, “She was poking fun cause maybe your hair was a disaster sometimes. Who cares!”
Gina responded in the comments, “It’s more than that.”
When a different viewer said Gina “threw the first [punch],” Gina commented, “Did I though? Keep watching the season.”
Another user then added, “I’d hardly call what you went through the worst of the worst. Yes, it sucked, and it was hard, but there is far worse that some have gone through.”
Gina clapped back, “It’s relative. For me it was. I wouldn’t minimize anyone’s pain and struggle. That’s a slippery slope.”
The Real Housewives of Orange County season 17 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.
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