This week’s episode of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City addressed an issue often not seen in a Real Housewives franchise. Monica Garcia’s discomfort at Lisa Barlow’s behavior when she lost her ring in episode 2 of Season 4 was pretty obvious. To be fair, everyone was pretty uncomfortable with the whole situation, but Monica came at it from a different perspective. Monica, who is still doing better than most people, is still struggling with the fallout from her divorce. A single mother of four, Monica depends on the help of her mother to look after her four daughters, while she works and participates in the Real Housewives series. She is admittedly struggling to maintain a certain lifestyle for her family she became accustomed to while married, and having to listen to Lisa whine about losing her ring had to be annoying. Especially since Lisa hopped on the shuttle and immediately called her jeweler to have the ring replaced. Monica brought this to Lisa’s attention which led to a tone-deaf confessional response from Lisa about the issue. She called Lisa out on something she’s likely never been called out on. Lisa’s response shows her lack of understanding of the reality of the majority of people in the United States. Lisa Barlow really is the personification of privilege, and here’s why.
Lisa Barlow’s response to Monica Garcia during this week’s episode of RHOSLC regarding financial struggle proves she’s out of touch.