“Real Housewives of Atlanta” hubby Peter Thomas doesn’t feel like reality stars get enough shine, and he’s planning to do something about it.
“Hopefully, my Unscripted Reality Awards will come to fruition,” Peter told Sister 2 Sister about the honors ceremony he first announced last year. “We need that to take place. All those below-the-line people don’t get any kind of praise whatsoever, and reality shows are a part of pop culture right now. Some of these reality stars are big TV stars and nobody recognizes them. Sooner or later you’re going to have to recognize them because they’re not going away.”
Peter acknowledged that some reality series, like “Survivor” and “Project Runway” have received Emmy Awards, and he thinks it’s unfair that stars of shows like “Real Housewives of Atlanta” don’t get the same love.
While some might argue that those “below the line” shows are often the ones reinforcing negative stereotypes of women and airing violence, Peter said his awards show would highlight the positive, like the storyline involving his wife, Cynthia Bailey, and her struggle with fibroids.
“Those are the stories they should be focusing on…It’s changing a lot of lives,” he said. “People glorify the negative and not the positive.”
There’s more to this story. Read it all in the April 2014 issue of Sister 2 Sister.