The season two premiere of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will go ahead as planned next week, with Bravo taking a few moments to address the suicide of Russell Armstrong prior to airing a re-edited version of the episode.
How does this decision sit with Russell's mother, John Ann Hotchkiss? Not too well.
"When I was informed of this, I thought, 'I hope Bravo will take the high road and keep it tasteful,'" Hotchkiss said in a statement to HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell. "Let's not murder my son twice."This isn't the first time Hotchkiss has spoken out about her son and the series.
Just two days after his death, the grieving parent appeared on HLN and said of her son's marriage to Taylor Armstrong: "I began to notice things starting to fray when the television thing came into being, and I was very concerned."
Specifically citing Lisa Vanderpump, Hotchkiss said various castmembers "bashed" Russell and the program "really brought him down."
But, hey, at least Vanderpump didn't make a mockery of Russell's suicide by having her dog Tweet his condolences. Oh, wait, she did.