DeShawn Was “Too Human” For ATL Housewives

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Deshawn Snow

After Pink-slipped Deshawn got the timberland boot yesterday, she decided to let everyone know exactly how it really went down:

Some say that DeShawn Snow was the quiet in the storm of drama that rained on Bravo’s dramality series “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” In reality television, playing it safe doesn’t lure viewers or make the grade; when it comes to ratings, only diva antics, tension and catfights will do. As the remaining ladies—Lisa Wu Hartwell, NeNe Leakes, Sheree Whitfield and Kim Zolciak—gear up for the second installment, Snow learned on Monday that she would not be returning to the cast. Snow spoke candidly with about the call that hurt her, why Bravo won’t be able to replace her, and how she plans to keep it moving.

ESSENCE.COM: We hear that you are no longer returning to “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Is that true?
DESHAWN SHOW: Yes, one of the producers called me yesterday and said that they wouldn’t take my option.

ESSENCE.COM: What reason did they give for not inviting you back for the second season?
SNOW: [One of the producers] called and said that I was “too human for a circus show” and that because the show did so well, they are about to pump up the drama and they didn’t think that I would fit in. He gave me an example, saying that during the reunion when I found out what a few of the other ladies said about me, they were expecting me to say more, but I’m not the type to go “television” and start acting crazy because somebody’s talking about me. I’m fine with the decision. It wasn’t my decision. They let me go and there are no hard feelings. I am thankful for the opportunity.

ESSENCE.COM: So were you at all shocked by the decision?
SNOW: I didn’t see it coming. I was shocked because I just talked to them in December about the new season. It’s not like they came to me and gave me an option by saying, “We’re going to take a new direction and we want to know if you could be more like this.” I was a little hurt, but I just look at it like I am what I am. [My personality] didn’t seem to be a problem before, but I suppose the show took a different direction and they no longer see me as the right fit. If you look at all the other housewives, they are all different. I believe God moves people out of your way. It’s about God having his hand upon you and doing things for you. I’m not judging my situation. I look at the show as just a shutter-glimpse of what God has in store for me. I enjoyed being on the show and hanging with the girls. At the end of the day, I was the same person throughout the show. I never changed. I was authentic and true to myself and I can’t control what other people do.

ESSENCE.COM: There are rumors that Tameka Foster might replace you. Is that true?
SNOW: Yes, I heard that, but I don’t know. I wouldn’t say that they are replacing me because they didn’t think I was real enough or too real enough for the show, so I doubt they are going to bring in someone who has a similar personality as mine.

ESSENCE.COM: What can we expect from you in the near future?
SNOW: I’m still in school. I have a lot of opportunities and I’m thankful for all the fans. I’m writing a pre-teens and teenagers book series, which is faith-based and inspired by my life. I also have the college fair coming up again in March for the foundation and our second annual fundraising dinner in May; and of course, our annual summer camp. In terms of speaking engagements, I have a few lined up during the inauguration and I’ll be receiving the AGAPE award along with Juanita Bynum.

ESSENCE.COM: We love that you are keeping it moving. Any parting words to your fans?
SNOW: I’m thankful for my fans that’ve sent me a lot of e-mails saying that I inspire and encourage them. I’m also a monthly columnist for Again, I just want to stress that there are no hard feelings about me not returning to “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.” Please join my Web site and know that you haven’t seen the last of me. I wish the girls much success. Our show had the highest ratings, and I can always say I was a part of its success.

I guess she could consider her dismissal somewhat of a compliment. Better to be called “too human” than a “certified crazy b*tch,” right? And, “circus” took the words right out of our mouths. A weave-totin’, cat fightin’, million dollar divorcin’, no bra wearin’ circus.


  • Lite skin Sin

    Who wha?

  • Lite skin Sin

    Slow News day….

  • eyecandy


  • Anon

    Good for Deshawn. Now she can sit back and laugh at the rest of the Broke Baby Mama’s of Atl with the rest of us.

  • Octavia

    CORRECTION: she was classy, church-going, nice, black, and had REAL PAPER (and the white housekeepers didn’t help)


    she scared people.

  • Octavia

    … and then people want to act like the media doesn’t go outta its way to portray black people in a negative light.

  • Chanel

    She was absolutly boring. I luv her, BUT she didn’t even spend money or buy 900 dollar shoes and she came off as a NUT. DeShawn been rich for over a decade, she has been to hundreds of parties and fundraiser and her backwards behind didn’t know to charge tickets to her event at her house. DeShawn speak came off as “slow” her big fake teeth hinder her from speaking correctly. She has a college degree and says ax instead of ask.

  • Re is excited to see GAMBIT in May. FINALLY!

    What’d I say yesterday? “She was too normal for the show.”

    Oh well, God moved people that weren’t GOOD FOR YOU out of your way Deshawn…that’s always a good thing.

  • Moreaces

    Good for her, Im sure with her positive outlook, she will do just fine

  • Tealeaf

    She should be happy to be away from this Ghetto, trashy group of women

  • http://Bossip Class Act

    Didn’t watch the show but her photo caught my attn. Pretty girl and after reading the article, seems to have alot of class…wish you the best, DeShawn and God bless.

  • aishab

    She was and is a lady. Unfortunately for TV ratings, calm and gentle women don’t bring in viewers. I’ll still watch the show for entertainment, but DeShawn should take it as a compliment that she didn’t have enough drama in her life for that show. I wish her continued success.

  • chloe

    Viewers want to see drama and cat fights. It is good to hold on to your dignity.

    Why embarrass your husband and children engaging in negative, catty behavior for ratings.

    you have enough money girl. when one door closes another one opens.

  • hmpf

    I hated the way she pronounced jewlery.

  • ButterFLY

    She should wear that pink-slip as a BADGE of HONOR. Good girl ;o)

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