The ageism on Don’t Be Tardy is sickening

After nearly a year of no Don’t Be Tardy, I almost forgot just how thoughtless and downright cruel a few members of the Zolciak-Biermann clan can be. Tonight served as a nice refresher, and while I’d hope that the Biermann girls would mature a little in their time off, that’s evidently too much to ask.

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It’s not a big deal when the Biermann girls make careless, borderline-annoying comments. They’re teenage girls and sometimes adolescents say things without thinking. Sometimes, however, they are downright offensive. They certainly haven’t figured out how to speak respectfully of their elders, as they spent much of tonight’s episode trashing anybody and everybody they deemed “old.”

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The ageism occurred in small spurts throughout the episode. At one point, as Zolciak’s daughters discussed the possibility of moving to Florida, they decided that the Sunshine State is home to far too many old people. Heaven forbid they live near or regularly interact with anybody above the age of 50!

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The negative attitudes about old age were also evident during a palm-reading session, when Rose the palm reader predicted a long and happy life for Ariana Biermann. She didn’t seem to like this idea, and not because of health concerns, but because, past the age of 60, she would supposedly have nothing to live for. Brielle chimed in eventually, claiming that there’s really no point to life after you’re old enough for social security. Apparently, Brielle hasn’t spent a lot of time with happy retirees.

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It’s easy to hate on the Biermann girls, but it’s important to acknowledge that their family life could have been a lot different if their mother was a better role model. Unfortunately, she sets the tone, and let’s just say, it’s not positive.

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In one especially memorable scene, Zolciak and her husband Kroy Biermann stopped by the doctor to discuss the possibility of Zolciak freezing her eggs in anticipation of yet another pregnancy. Zolciak alienated pretty much every woman (and man for that matter) who has no desire to have children by stating that, after a certain point, there is little reason to be still alive if you aren’t parenting. I get that Zolciak loves being a mom, but there’s no need to shame others for their lack of biological children.

I really hope that Zolciak gets it together and sets a better example for her kids, but I don’t think it’s going to happen in the near future. She and her daughters are stepping on a lot of toes as of late, and I fear this will ultimately come back to haunt them.

What do you think of the Zolciak-Biermann clan’s thoughts on old age? Comment and share your opinions below.

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