We hear it all the time- when you sign up to be on a reality show or to be in the spotlight in general, you’re automatically subjecting yourself to public scrutiny. Editor-in-chief of The Source Magazine, Kim Osorio, however, admits that despite working in the industry for so many years, she was a little taken back by the harsh criticism that she and her Gossip Game co-stars received about their physical appearance.
“One of the criticisms I heard about our show a lot of times was the way we look. I feel like I just look like a regular person, but when you’re on TV, people expect you to be extra glamorous and you have to dress a certain way, and it’s all about image and style,” the 38-year-old Bronx native told Sister 2 Sister.
The entertainment industry veteran added that this type of criticism only contributes to the issues that people have with most reality shows starring women and that it sort of contradicts what people are claiming they would like to see more of on television.
“I’ve heard people critique how we look as a cast… ‘Oh, they’re not skinny enough to be on TV. They’re not pretty enough to be on TV…’ I just think that does a disservice to all of the stuff we’ve heard in the past about what people want from reality TV.”
“’We’re tired of seeing these housewives and women who are dating people and that’s how they earned their way on TV.’ Well, if you’re tired of it, then don’t knock down the fact that we’re a show of women who may not be a size 2,” the mom of three continued.
Kim admits that she wasn’t bothered by the comments being made about her, but confesses that they did have somewhat of an impact on her co-stars.
“I felt a way about some of the things people were saying to other cast members. It’s hurtful when you say things like that.”
A little over a month ago, Love & Hip Hop Atlanta’s Joseline Hernandez slammed the cast for being what she considered overweight.
“They all just sloppy and nasty. They need to get they a** in the gym,” Hernandez said during a radio interview.
What do you think of Kim’s response to the critics? Would you agree that she has a point?