I gave my review on the Season Two opener but felt the need to express my disgust about the unprofessionalism given by a party planner hired by Sheree to plan a party for her. Mr. Anthony Shorter (didn’t catch the name of his company) apparently didn’t like being questioned by a client. Sheree calls him to ask how things were coming along and he immediately went into attack mode and HANGS UP ON HER! The entire time he was on his gay rant, she was very calm and professional, which is rare coming from Sheree. Even after he hangs up on her, Sheree remained a lady. I on the other hand was ready to call him back for her and promptly begin cussing his ass out.
Oh but it gets better! Later in the episode she goes to meet this punk. She’s still handling him in a professional manner. Then the incident on the phone was brought up and he immediately gets into ‘my-gay-alter-ego-Sheneneh’ role. I have to admit, Sheree might be a better woman than me because it took her a while to get unprofessional. He’s cussing at her, sticking his finger in her face, name calling and then the ultimate punk move: threatens physical violence on her! YES I SAID IT! This man was about to hit her! I sat there in disbelief! I could not believe I watched an ‘executive’ on national TV a) act like a ignorant unprofessional bastard b) cuss out a client and c) get to a point of almost hitting a woman.
Here’s what he had to say to sandrarose.com:
I am reaching out trying to get the facts straight. First, I am not GAY! Married with children, and love P*SSY.
Second, I was never hired by Sheree or Bravo to do a party. This event was for the Atlanta Music Festival, and the producer’s ask me to modify the event to be included in an episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta, entitled Sheree’s Divorce Party.
I also consider myself to be a professional with a long standing resume. But, unless you have work with Sheree or had any dealings with her you wouldn’t understand, where I am coming from.
First of all, the fact that he felt his sexuality needed to be addressed FIRST by claiming stakes of loving p*ssy, proves everyone’s doubt about his sexual orientation. LOL! Dude, you’re not the only gay man married with children so PUH-LEASE!
Secondly, and MOST importantly, regardless of who hired you or how difficult a client is YOU ARE THE BUSINESS! I don’t care if Sheree came in there and pissed in a corner, the client is still to be treated with respect, courtesy and professionalism! This man even stooped as low by calling her momma a bitch. WTF?!?!?
His example of professionalism promotes exactly the stereotype that’s plaguing black businesses. That they don’t produce good work and that they are all unprofessional. I was embarrassed and disgusted by his act of bafoonery. But I’m even more so offended and disgusted that this grown man was about to jump on a woman. I look forward to seeing this man go out of business. I also look forward to seeing how the Atlanta Music Festival handles this situation since above he mentions that he was hired by them and not Sheree or BravoTV.
So Mr. Shorter, if you’re punk ass is out there, I know you may think you’re a woman so the fight would have been up and up, BUT YOU’RE NOT. I know you may think you’re a professional as you stated above, BUT YOU’RE NOT. You’re an ignorant, improper, lax, unfitting, unsuitable, unethical, unworthy, dubious punk in an overpriced suit with an ephemeral future. Do all the businesses a favor and go walk into traffic!