‘Real Housewives of Orange County’: Fans slam Eddie for saying Tamra's son needs to 'man up' about his childhood trauma
It is no secret that Tamra Judge’s son, Ryan Vieth, has some serious mental health problems. In the past, we have seen the housewife discuss his tough childhood and her feeling guilty for not being able to be there for him. To say that the audience doesn’t like Ryan would be a gross understatement. Fans have time and again expressed their intense disapproval of Ryan and his strong political beliefs.
While fans are generally used to bashing Ryan, this time around they decided to give him a break and lash out at his step-father/ Tamra’s current husband Eddie Judge instead. Tamra and Ryan go for a joint-therapy, where Tamra learns how terribly Ryan’s childhood traumas have continued to affect him. She sees her son struggling with serious mental health issues. When she returns from therapy she shares about Ryan’s emotional baggage from his childhood to Eddie. While Eddie tries his best to be sympathetic about it to Tamra, in his green room confessional Eddie says, “When you’re struggling with childhood issues as a man, you’re not a man”. Eddie’s callous response to his step-son’s mental health issues left fans fuming at him. A fan wrote, “Look, I’m not trying to defend a dude who wore sunglasses on top of an American flag hat during a therapy session, but Eddie saying it’s lame for Ryan to be dealing with childhood trauma as a man and that he should “grow up”? Yikes. #RHOC”.
Another fan wrote, “I LOATHE Ryan but Eddie acting like you can just "get over" depression is NOT it #RHOC”. Several fans pointed out how Eddie’s response was laced with “toxic masculinity”. A fan commented, “Did eddie just say men should just "get over" childhood trauma ?? your male toxicity is showing #rhoc #rhooc”. Another fan echoes similar thoughts with, “When you’re struggling with childhood issues as a man, you’re not a man” - that’s a healthy dose of toxic masculinity Eddie #RHOC”.
Fans couldn’t help but feel sorry for Ryan, for not having a good role-model in life. “Did Eddie really tell Ryan to “Man up” about his emotional issues? No wonder that kid had problems.. he’s never had a REAL MAN role model in his life. Shaking my head in disgust. Wow!!!! Effie, you seriously just said that on camera #RHOC”, expressed a fan. “Did Eddie just say Ryan is not a man and he needs to get over it?! The Man is suffering from mental illness. I’ve always like Eddie but what the fk Eddie. It’s a medical issue just like your heart was. What an azzhole. Eddie The azzhole #RHOC”, commented an annoyed fan.
Another fan wrote, “I'm shocked and disgusted by what Eddie just said about dealing with childhood trauma is not being a man...fuck you! Say that to men that have struggled to keep their shit together while supporting their families suffering in silence with depression etc. #EndTheStigma #RHOC”.
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