'Real Housewives of New York City': Sonja slammed for her 'tone-deaf' comparison of Russian bath to a prison
'RHONY' fans weren't impressed with Sonja's offensive and snobbish comments
New housewife Leah McSweeney's idea of a relaxing spa day isn't the same as the other housewives. When LuAnn De Lesseps suggested that the ladies should have a relaxed day-out together to resolve the issues in the group and casually suggested a spa day, Leah took it very seriously. The new housewife immediately got to action and booked all of them for a day at a Russian bathhouse or banya.
Poor Leah. She hoped that the ladies would enjoy the culture of the iconic spot in New York and appreciate it, but the ladies weren't prepared for a spa day in banya. Even before entering the banya, they started judging and questioning everything when they realized that they all would have to leave their plush upper east side neighborhood and go downtown. As soon as the ladies got to the bathhouse, they were far from impressed with the whole arrangement.
Sonja Morgan revealed in her green room interview that she avoids going to places with graffitis in the upper east side itself, and downtown was filled with graffitis. As soon as she saw the whole bathhouse's layout, she commented that it looked like a 'prison spa'. Her fellow housewife Ramona Singer also wasn't too pleased with the bathhouse. Ramona revealed that she got her own towels after reading yelp reviews.
Fans weren't impressed with the snobbish comments from Sonja and called her out for it. A fan tweeted, "Comparing a spa to prison is honestly one of the most tone-deaf things Sonja has said on this show. #RHONY." Another fan wrote, "Sonja said that spa is PRISON like — they wouldn’t know the slum if it slapped them in the face #RHONY." One more said, "Sonja really called this Russian spa 'prison-like', like a few of them ginger vodka shots won’t have her sliding across the floors on her kitty cat. #RHONY." Another fan expressed, "Sonja is such a snob. She always acting like she so wealthy & comes from 'high society'. When she's just another reality tv drunk. #RHONY."
'Real Housewives of New York' Season 12 airs every Thursday at 9/8c only on Bravo.