Soon after the above tweet, she issued a statement to People in explanation of her decision to quit the show. “In an effort to capitalize on my recent breakup, the network has decided to focus their energy on re-editing events that didn’t happen while filming,” she said, adding that “any attempt to compromise the honesty” of her reality show “would be an insult” to her viewers.
And while I don’t necessarily look to reality television for, you know, integrity-in-storytelling, I almost want to cut Von D some slack. I mean, this kid thinks Jesse James was the love of her life (in the meantime, the love of Jesse James’ life is Jesse James), so she doesn’t want some hack retconning her grand fairytale romance. Sigh.