Well, Jason Oppenheim has more than plenty of experience with selling luxury homes, but is there a chance he failed to sell “Selling Sunset” viewers on his ability to make a legitimate phone call?
This *could* be the case!
Even if they are reluctant to admit it, even the most seasoned of reality TV devotees know a detail or two can be staged in order to deliver the maximum amount of drama possible.
Selling Sunset showcases a real brokerage in West Hollywood with licensed realtors and actual properties glossy enough for the vision boards of our dreams, but even the experiences of these Hollywood hotties and company come with a filter every once in awhile, if you will!
What Was Staged?
— lana 🦋 (@taytoomuch13) April 22, 2022
The million dollar man of “Selling Sunset’s” fifth season and one half of the Oppenheim brothers may know a thing or two about staged moments!
Oppenheim has taken countless phone calls throughout the series’ five seasons but a particular moment in its latest season may not have been dialed successfully.
One reason for the call in question to not go through? He may have accidentally opened his camera instead!
According to E!, a Twitter user posted a screenshot of the moment in question.
If you look closer at the phone, the iPhone’s camera button can be seen instead of its green phone call button!
The tweet read “My vibe today is Jason talking to the camera pretending to call a client.”
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If he is taking any phone calls today, Oppenheim is more likely to handle more pressing matters with the Oppenheim Group instead of taking the time to put any speculation to rest.
As of this writing he has not publicly spoken about the alleged fake phone call, but someone in the “Selling Sunset” camp may have indirectly referenced the moment on Twitter.
While the exact meaning of Quinn’s tweet isn’t known and is pretty broad, it wouldn’t be surprising if one of the supposed “5,000 fake storylines” she alluded to may have been the phone call faux pas.
There were multiple fans in Quinn’s mentions who called on another franchise featuring women with a penchant for drama to give Quinn a chance to hold a certain famous fruit: One fan tweeted, “Manifesting Andy Cohen giving you a call,” and another called on Cohen to “Offer her a spot on ‘RHOBH.’
What A Racket!
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Not every “Selling Sunset” viewer is ready to reach into their screens to toss Oppenheim’s phone into one of the countless infinity pools featured on Oppenheim Group properties, however!
E! reported some users were skeptical about all of the static being raised on social media over the scene.
“You guys are aware you can still be on a call but on a different page, app…” one tweeter chimed in.
Another user shared a screenshot in the thread of the aforementioned tweet where Heather Rae El Moussa is seen taking a phone call during “Selling Sunset’s” first season where her home screen is clearly visible.
Same energy with Heather talking to her home screen in season 1 🤦🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/rauAbFqFOG
— Erin (@erinloucoops) April 22, 2022
Giving the benefit of the doubt can be a good approach, too.
“Sometimes the ear or face touches the screen and turns on other apps,” someone else suggested.
Regardless of whether someone in production forgot to axe the phony phone call, fans are glued to “Selling Sunset’s” latest season proving no accidental slip-up can bring down those bumping beats or Christine Quinn’s devilish version of girlbossing!
The fashion, the drama, the business, the luxury. Selling sunset season five is SOOO good. I think we all need to remember that this is a TV show, no hate to the cast members!
— Jonathan Holliday (@jonsholliday) April 24, 2022