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Kandi Burruss Reveals Why She Won't Be Joining Bethenny Frankel's War Against Bravo

Kandi Burruss is opening up on why she won't be joining Bethenny in her fight to get reality stars to join a union.

via: Page Six

“I myself would not be a part of that. It wouldn’t make any sense for me to be a part of that,” Burruss told “Entertainment Tonight” Wednesday.

“To me, if I’m working with somebody, and I feel like they’re not doing something that they should be doing, I address it right then.”

The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” mainstay, 47, said she believes reality stars should not “wait for after” to air their grievances.

“You are not gonna check with them no more, and then come back and try to go for their throat? That’s just how I feel,” she said, adding that she always “reached out to the network” to address any issues she may have had.

Amid the ongoing SAG-AFTRA and writers’ strike, Frankel issued a call to arms in July for reality stars to join the actors’ strike.

“I myself have generated millions and millions of dollars in advertising and online impressions being on reality TV and have never made a single residual,” the former “Real Housewives of New York City” star, 52, explained in a video.

“So, either I’m missing something or we’re getting screwed, too.”

Earlier this month, an anonymous group of reality stars sent a legal letter to NBCUniversal brass over their alleged “depraved treatment” and use of “revenge porn.”

Legal eagles Mark Geragos and Bryan Freedman, who confirmed they were retained by Frankel in an earlier announcement, also claimed in their letter that NBC and Bravo covered up “acts of sexual violence.”

“Please be advised that the day of reckoning has arrived,” the statement concluded.

In response, an NBCUniversal spokesperson said in a statement to Page Six that the company was “committed to maintaining a safe and respectful workplace for cast and crew on our reality shows.”

“At the outset, we require our third-party production partners to have appropriate workplace policies and training in place,” the statement continued.

“If complaints are brought to our attention, we work with our production partners to ensure that timely, appropriate action is or has been taken, including investigations, medical and/or psychological support, and other remedial action that may be warranted such as personnel changes.”

Although Frankel hired the legal bigwigs, a source told Page Six that she managed to rally a large group of people to join her cause.

“It’s going to be a massive thing. There are multiple individuals wanting to join this … at least 80 people have reached out, men and women,” the insider shared.

The source also doubled down on the legal letter’s claims that the network is “feeding them alcohol [and] not giving them food.”

“The conditions are mentally exhausting to get the best content,” the source added.

Another Bravo insider told us it’s no secret that “Bethenny is recruiting people” and believes the bulk of her followers are “former ‘Housewife’ types.”

I just see Kandi not joining Bethenny's war against Bravo because she wants to keep her job at RHOA. I also believe that's the reason why she said in a recent interview that a RHOA reboot in the vein of RHONY won't work.

I'm not listening to someone who's many spin-offs with said network doesn't last beyond one season. Also, I don't get how she wants us consumers to support her many businesses (especially her foray into producing Broadway plays), but you won't support your peers with a union.

Should you get chopped next season for being boring, don't come crying to said peers and Bethenny wishing you joined a union that could benefit you in the long run. One day she'll learn there's no I in team.


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