Kenya Moore of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” gave her guests the lowdown on what’s expected at her baby shower.

According to Us Weekly, Moore’s shower is only days away, and the celebrity mom went on a rant about etiquette.

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The reality star understandably advised her guest to RSVP:

RSVP literally means RESPOND PLEASE in French so if you get an invitation respond with a yes or no if you will be attending.

But then in a second post, the 47-year-old said the unspoken code of conduct for baby showers is to send a gift even if you can’t attend the shower.

According to E!, Moore’s extravagant registry is worth almost $5,000.


She added:

#Etiquette101 if you cannot attend a monumental life changing event in a friend’s life, it’s nice to send a gift anyway. (Weddings, graduations, baby showers) Or it’s about class? It’s NOT about a dollar amount it’s to show you care the same way the person cared to invite you to share a moment in their life.

According to Us Weekly, the reality star concluded her post with:

Lastly, be blessed. #askkenya #justmyopinion #havesomeclass

A number of people shared Moore’s sentiments. One commenter wrote:

In all honesty, if you are invited, it’s polite to send a gift in your absence. It’s absolutely disgusting to rsvp and not attend, and even ruder to attend without a gift. I do invites–it happens a lot.

However, other commenters weighed in and said they completely disagree with the Bravo star. Some even called her “tacky”:

Others wrote:

Yes, so Tacky

Buy your own things!

No, who does that? If they are your friend, they will give you something when the baby is born. An invitation is not an obligation.

According to ProFlowers, the general shower rule for guests who can’t attend the shower is that they aren’t obligated to send a gift, but it’s a polite gesture.

Do you agree with Kenya Moore?

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One Reply to “‘RHOA’ Star Demands Baby Shower Gifts Even if Guests Aren’t Attending. Fans Tell Her to Have Some Class”

  • Ann 2 years ago

    It used to be that etiquette said that mothers, sisters, and close family members do not host a shower for their relative. Now most of the time it seems the family are the ones giving baby showers! Also those invited are often not friends of the expectant mother but acquaintances of the grandmothers or other relatives. I do not feel an obligation to send a gift for a baby when I don’t even know the expectat mother!

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