Losing a loved one is a pain that never goes away, but imagine if you have to relive that moment with the rest of the world watching?
Vicki Gunvalson of the Real Housewives of Orange County experienced just that when Bravo released the trailer for season 10 of the series.
The trailer started out as with a lot of drama and bitching going on. One scene showed Gunvalson lamenting that she’s “being nailed to the cross like Jesus was” while in another she’s facing off against newest Housewife Meghan King Edmonds.
But the trailer’s final scene shows the usually cool and collected Gunvalson falling to the floor in hysterics after receiving a phone call.
It turned out to be the phone call that each one of us dreads receiving – the call that would inform us a love one has passed away.
The RHOC star was filming when she received the news that her beloved mother died in her sleep, the pain and shock causing her to break down.
— Life & Style (@Life_and_Style) May 12, 2015
The sad event happened earlier in the year, with the 53-year-old herself announcing on Instagram last February 4 that her “amazing, beautiful and strong mother passed on and is now with the love of her life my father in heaven.”
If using footage of someone breaking down because their parent just died wasn’t tasteless enough, Bravo released the trailer on Mother’s Day.
Fans of the show called out the channel for its rude and heartless move, and even Gunvalson weighed in.
“It’s the most terrible thing to have to re-live again… Especially on Mother’s Day,” the heartbroken reality star tweeted.
@housewivesglam It’s the most terrible thing to have to re-live again… Especially on Mother’s Day
— Vicki Gunvalson (@vgunvalson) May 11, 2015
Aside from that totally insensitive segment, Gunvalson is also up in arms over allegations that her on-again, off-again boyfriend Brook Ayers’ cancer diagnosis is a sham.
“It’s nothing short of disgusting,” she told a fan after the Bravo trailer was aired.
The trailer for RHOC season 10 still continues to be aired on the NBC/ Universal-owned network.