'Real Housewives of New York': Dorinda labeled a 'hypocrite' for chastising Tinsley while guiding Leah

'RHONY' fans said Dorinda should follow the advice she doled out to Ramona about how to treat youngsters


                            'Real Housewives of New York': Dorinda labeled a 'hypocrite' for chastising Tinsley while guiding Leah
Tinsley Mortimer, Dorinda Medley and Leah McSweeney (Getty Images)
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Dorinda Medley has taken an instant shine for new housewife Leah McSweeney. She makes the extra effort to get to know Leah and bond with her. In case you were wondering why Dorinda is being so nice to Leah, the answer was in the latest episode of 'Real Housewives of New York'. The housewife reveals that she sees bits of herself in Leah. That explains why Dorinda is being so fiercely protective of Leah. 

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In the latest episode of 'RHONY', we saw Ramona Singer trying to monitor Leah's drinking and behavior. This irked Dorinda to no end, who felt that Ramona was being unnecessarily harsh and rude to Leah. When Elyse tries pointing out to Leah that her behavior might set a bad example for her daughter, Dorinda immediately swoops in to protect her protege. Later, Dorinda tells Ramona that she should stop picking on Leah as she is 20 years younger than them. In her green-room interview, the housewife adds that the older housewives must 'guide' them instead of 'chastising' them. 

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While Dorinda's feelings about the situation are right, fans felt that it would have been better if she followed her own advice. This season, we have seen Dorinda do nothing but go after Tinsley, who is as young as Leah. Tinsley has never been guided by Dorinda, she has only been chastised. So, fans called Dorinda a 'hypocrite' for the way she was treating Tinsley and Leah.

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A fan tweeted, "Dorinda: Ramona just decides to be hard on Leah. I don’t understand. First she’s 20 years younger than us. Give her a break! We should be guiding her, not chastising her. Dorinda, have you seen the way you treat Tinsley? #hypocrite #RHONY." Another fan wrote, "Dorinda sounds like a hypocrite! girl take your own advice you want to defend Leah but shit on Tinsley #RHONY."

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"So Dorinda can chastise Tinsley but guide Leah? Hypocrite much? Dorinda = Trash.  #RHONY," expressed a fan. "The girl is 20 years younger than us. We should be guiding her not chastising her",  Dorinda says about Leah. Ummm knock, knock Dorinda. Tinsley is 20 years younger too & you go at her & call her names, not guide her. #RHONY," commented a fan. 

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Fans also pointed out that Dorinda is guilty of doing the same things to Tinsley that she is accusing Ramona of doing to Leah. A fan expressed, "Everything Dorinda says about how Ramona is handling Leah, I wish she would take a mirror on herself and use that energy for how she treats Tinsley #RHONY." Another fan echoed similar thoughts with, "The things that Dorinda says Ramona is doing to Leah is the exact same thing that Dorinda has been doing to Tinsley. Don’t be a hypocrite. #RHONY."

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 ‘Real Housewives of New York’ Season 12 airs every Thursday at 9/8c on Bravo.