Bravo followers are reacting to the “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” episode that featured federal brokers swarming the Utah residence of Jen Shah.
In March, the “RHOSLC” star was charged with conspiring to commit wire fraud and cash laundering as a part of a widespread telemarketing scheme, and her arrest was caught on digicam.
When brokers confirmed up at Shah’s Park City residence to arrest her, her relations had been evacuated. According to Us Weekly, Shah and her husband Sharrieff’s two sons, Sharrieff Jr. and Omar, had been seen in homeland safety footage that aired throughout the episode of the Bravo actuality show. The Sun notes that Sharrieff Jr. is 26, and Omar is 16 years old.
In surveillance video that aired on the show, Shah’s youthful son and one other younger man had been seen with their palms up as they exited the home with federal brokers watching them.
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“RHOSLC” followers noticed the occasions play out in near-real time as Shah bailed on a visit along with her castmates after receiving a tip that brokers had been on the hunt for her. Shah made up a narrative that her husband had “inside bleeding,” then exited the group’s trip bus simply as they had been about to go away for Vail, Colorado.
What occurred subsequent left followers and Shah’s co-stars shocked. During an look on “Watch What Happens Live” simply after the episode aired, “RHOSLC” star Heather Gay mentioned it was “horrible” to observe the armed officers evacuating the Shah house. She additionally famous that the second younger man who was seen together with his palms within the air was Shah’s nephew.
After fellow “WWHL” visitor star Michael Rappaport mentioned the police swarm appeared like a scene out of “CSI,” Gay mentioned, “I’d have liked to see [“CSI“actor] David Caruso as a result of that man with the heavy artillery marching her 15-year-old son out and her nephew? It was very upsetting to me. I believed it was horrible.”
Viewers Reacted to the Footage of Jen’s Son & Nephew
On social media, viewers reacted to Bravo’s pointless inclusion of the footage of Shah’s son and nephew within the “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” episode. Many followers wrote that it was “heartbreaking” to observe the harmless younger males stroll out of the home with their palms up.
“Why is not anybody speaking about how traumatic it should be for her children as younger Black males,” one viewer tweeted. “That scene was chilling.”
“I HATE the concept that Jen Shah’s Black sons needed to expertise weapons drawn on them in their very own house (sure i am blaming Jen for that) & much more that Bravo confirmed it, their palms up & all the pieces,” one other wrote.
“I nonetheless do not perceive why Bravo and the manufacturing firm that dealt with #RHOSLC felt the necessity to use the footage of Jen Shah’s son and nephew with their palms up when their home was being raided. That’s some disgusting s*** to incorporate,” one other tweeted.
“Sharieff & [Jen Shah] are crap dad and mom,” one other tweeted. “[Bravo TV] & Production are crap folks for exhibiting the children being led out the home w/ their palms up at gunpoint. Tacky, tasteless, & unfeeling of how these children are going to be emotionally scarred.”
In a prolonged Reddit thread, the subject of the footage of the children was additionally addressed. Many followers questioned how Bravo received the footage, which appeared to have come from a safety digicam or Ring doorbell. One Redditor questioned if the identical sort of video been accessible when “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice was arrested, would footage of her teen white daughters have been proven on TV?
Others speculated that Shah launched the footage to get sympathy for her household.
“I believe Jen would not have let Bravo air that non-public footage except it was for $$$ and/or sympathy,” one Redditor wrote.
“Jen shared it with manufacturing to be proven,” one other viewer speculated. “She thought it might make viewers have sympathy. Let’s not neglect who put these children on this scenario.”
“Jen has accountability for placing her children into the destructive limelight however imo… Bravo made a alternative, and a nasty one, to air the footage,” one other added. “They had all of the footage they wanted to provide us a juicy episode and will have left the children out of it.”
But one other Reddit consumer identified that the act was “already performed” whether or not or not it aired on Bravo, and that that was the actual drawback.
“Bravo selecting or not selecting to air it does not imply it did not occur,” the viewer wrote. “Now that you realize that it did actually occur, are you extra upset with Bravo for exhibiting it? Or are you mad that that’s the means that the police dealt with it? ….There was no must method the home like that for a white collar fraud crime. Period.”