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The Real Housewives of Orange County is so packed with drama that the drama is spilling over to social media. 

The producers are not a fan of that happening off camera and wanted to ensure the ladies abided by some strict rules. 

That meant sending out a letter to the cast members, insisting that the ladies keep their drama for the show. 

The Real Housewives of Orange County Season 11 Cast

It reads, in part, “…the social media viciousness has gone too far and you need to cool it. Specifically we’re asking you to stop attacking each other. The network is upset and so are we in production.”

“The constant, ugly fighting is a bad look for you, and bad for the show,” it reads.

“You may not like each other, may not trust each other and often wish you weren’t on the show together – but taking shots at each other on social media isn’t the answer. Save it for the show… for the reunion… and please stop fighting so dirty.”

The “save it for the show” part is certainly interesting. 

The producers are not happy that the drama is not being caught on cameras, so that is probably why the letter was sent. 

Real Housewives of Orange County
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The social media time out is pretty much so that the ladies argue when the cameras are rolling. 


The producers know the ladies despise one another, so they want that to be portrayed on the show. 

Another case of reality TV producers manipulating the drama. 

It’s pretty much scripted at this stage. 

It will give viewers a much better experience with the show if there are more arguments. 

That’s probably one of the only reasons to watch at this stage. 

Vicki Gunvalson, Tamra Judge and Heather Dubrow in Tahiti

As much as the letter may want to chant that the ladies need to play nice, that’s just off camera. 

The letter comes in the wake of various spats between the cast members via social media. 

If you watch The Real Housewives of Orange County online, you’ll know that tensions have been spilling over all season long. 

It’s pretty much been like a ticking time bomb, but it’s made for great TV.

The Real Housewives of Orange County Cast Pose

Vicki Gunvalson got one over on Shannon Beader on the most recent episode of the show. 

She brought up Shannon Beader’s husband cheating on her and claimed he had a better time with his mistress. 

This did not go down well with Beader and she reportedly complained to the network about the whole thing. 

“The letter was sent a direct result of Shannon complaining to the network about what was happening on social media,” the insider revealed. 

Beader has been known to cause her fair share of drama over her three seasons on the hit series. 

With ratings sagging, producers will want to right the ship before the network inevitably pulls the plug. 

Can you imagine a world without this show?

That’s a scary thought. 

Vicki Lays it Down

All of the drama is pretty crazy, but is any of this stuff about the letter real?

We don’t quite know. 

It is somewhat intriguing. 

What do you think about all of this?

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