This season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has quickly evolved into the Erika Jayne show, but fans are growing increasingly skeptical about the truth of her experience, as she is currently telling it.
In the episode, Affairs and Accidents, Erika retells the story of Tom’s accident from Season 7, and this version is very, very different than what viewers learned back then.
Erika Jayne’s new version is conveniently edited to fit the new narrative
Erika spins a complicated tale about the incident in which, in this version, Tom not only drove his car off a cliff, but was also unconscious for 12 hours, broke two bones, and called her from the scene of the accident as he climbed his 78-year-old self out of a ravine.
Needless to say, some viewers aren’t buying it, and there is a lot of chatter about how poorly Erika is acting as the mistreated wife.
Last week, it was Erika’s mascara-streaked face that made the rounds on Twitter and beyond, but this week, it’s her complicated recounting of an incident that conveniently fits the new narrative of Tom’s mental incapacity and her devotion as a wife.
The meme machines act quickly to come for Erika this week
Twitter users aren’t apt to let anybody off the hook, so the meme-machines cranked up and Erika’s suspect story is the butt of the internet-ire this week. Here’s one user comparing Erika’s “storytelling” to former castmate, Eileen Davidson.
Other users are just plain incredulous about the validity of the “cliff” story, and the timeline and details are hard to believe at all.
Some intrepid Tweeters invoked the classic Taylor Swift-questions meme to call the validity of her story into question.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills viewers are trotting out all the classics to indict Erika’s story.
Although the execution of doubt concerning Erika’s recounting of Tom’s car accident differed, the basic sentiment was the same: “Yeah right, lady.” If anything is to be learned from the thousands of tweets reacting to Erika’s scenes this week, it’s that Erika is losing the faith of her viewership.
Because these episodes were shot so many months ago, it’s hard to get a sense of how far Erika has come from the persona she performed back then. However, it’s the Erika/Tom saga that is fueling this season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and what keeps #RHBOH trending every week.
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