In the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, newcomer Monica Garcia came into the spotlight after Lisa Barlow made some questionable comments about her. Monica revealed that she has a connection to the disgraced housewife Jen Shah, as she used to be one of her assistants. During the premiere episode, Lisa claimed that the Monica viewers are seeing now is drastically different from the person she knew in the past, describing her as having “fair skin” and “blonde” hair.
Monica Garcia vehemently condemns Lisa Barlow’s conduct
Monica took to Instagram to share a photo of herself with Lisa and Angie Katsanevas, addressing Lisa’s comments in the caption. She sarcastically remarked how she didn’t realize she was “so unrecognizable” with her fair skin and called out Lisa’s misrepresentation of their first meeting, stating that it was actually at the airport when Lisa was also running an errand for Jen. Monica expressed her frustration with Lisa’s comfortable lying and called her out for her “unreal” behavior.
In addition to calling out Lisa’s dishonesty, Monica also criticized her use of “micro-aggressions.” She questioned Lisa’s statement about not being able to pick her out of a police lineup or witness protection, suggesting that Lisa could have used other examples such as a party or crowd. Monica also highlighted Lisa’s ignorant comment about her fair skin and blonde hair, emphasizing that Latinas can indeed have lighter skin or blonde hair and implying that Lisa’s remarks were racially charged.
This controversy between Monica and Lisa marks the first feud of the season and sets the tone for their relationship moving forward. Viewers will be keeping a close eye on how this conflict develops in future episodes.
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City airs on Tuesdays at 9/8c. It remains to be seen if there will be any reconciliation or resolution between Monica and Lisa, but for now, the tension between them is palpable.