Tonight's RHOBH Secrets Revealed was, as expected, hopelessly dull. Who really wants to listen to Lisa Rinna complaining at length about her daughter's failure to wear a retainer? Rinna did, however, contribute one intriguing moment to an otherwise boring end to an equally boring season of RHOBH. She followed up on her earlier strap-on confession, and her update left viewers shaking their heads.
In case you need a refresher, here's the deal: In a previous episode of RHOBH, Rinna claimed that she used a strap-on. But in a reunion clip saved for Secrets Revealed, she backtracked and said that, when she admitted to using a strap-on, she actually meant that she used a dildo. She added that, sometimes, she just can't control what comes out of her own mouth.
According to several disgusted viewers, Rinna's latest admission is the ultimate proof that she's been lying all season. According to these critics, there's no reason for Rinna to lie about something as ridiculous as her use of a strap-on.
#RHOBH rinna lies about strap on but tells the truth about LVP - I think not— Nancy Lepore (@lepore26) May 11, 2016
I'm somewhat sympathetic to this viewpoint, because I think Rinna has been less than honest at times. However, I also think it's a bit far-fetched to claim that one little statement about a strap-on has anything to do with Rinna's moral character. Put yourself in her shoes: If you let an inconsequential, but perhaps embarrassing, detail about your personal life slip in front of the whole world, you might backtrack, too. Even the most hated reality stars misspeak from time to time without meaning any harm.
Rinna has had several suspect moments this season, but this is not one of them. She shouldn't have to have the details of her personal life dissected in this manner. People need to let the whole strap-on thing go, if for no other reason than Rinna has arguably committed much worse and much more relevant atrocities this season. I'm rarely one to defend Rinna, but this time, I think the haters need to back off.
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