As if Reza Farahan couldn't involve himself in the drama anymore, on last night's Shahs of Sunset, he became the drama. With the spotlight dimming on MJ and shining on him, culture and tolerance became two confused ideals, and we saw a side of him we'd never seen before.
We were introduced to Sasha, Reza's gay neighbor who was invited to his apartment by his boyfriend Adam. Poor Adam thought the two would hit it off great. Little did he know, Reza thought Sasha was rude and offensive given their different perspectives on the Iranian culture. Reza is more traditional and keeps his sexuality to himself, whereas Sasha is more modern and is very open. It turned out their commonalities is what made them so different to begin with.
The situation escalated even further when the crew checked out a gay and Persian club for the night. Surprisingly, it was Mike Shouhed's idea, who wanted Reza to feel comfortable when they go out. Um, have you seen Reza in a club? It doesn't take much for the guy to let loose! But kudos to Mike for the nice thought.
However, Reza's glamorous self was less than impressed with the joint (as Mike raves about it in an interview), and to make matters worse, Sasha showed up. Get out the popcorn!
With passive aggressive greetings, Reza made it clear that he doesn't like Sasha and a conversation about their differences quickly escalated into a screaming match. MJ and Mike's girlfriend Jess attempted to intervene with no success. Offensive words were thrown around, particularly by Reza, and before you knew it, he was out the door, bringing wing girl MJ with him. Mike stayed back to defuse the situation and turned out being the voice of reason. Who would have thought?
I still can't decide if Sasha just wanted his 15 minutes of Bravo fame or if he's here to stay. According to the previews for next week, Reza has some underlying family issues to blame for his outlandish behavior, but I don't think that makes it okay for how he treated Sasha, regardless of how he feels about him. It looks like there's something deeper going on with Reza, hopefully next week we'll see some reasoning to his overreactions.
Does Reza have a right to be offended by Sasha?
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