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Why Sonja Morgan Of 'Real Housewives Of New York' Is Obsessed With Oxygen’s ‘Snapped’

“I mean, these women are so matter of fact when they snap."

By Gina Tron

Sonja Morgan said she loves prison shows on this season of "The Real Housewives of New York City" but her favorite show ever is "Snapped."

“My number one show always has been ‘Snapped,’” she gushed to Oxygen.com. “I always say on the red carpet when they ask what I do on my leisure, what my guilty pleasure is, I say ‘Snapped.’”

She said she loves binging on back-to-back half hour episodes and has been entranced with the show since its inception in 2004.

“I mean, these women are so matter of fact when they snap,” she said, adding that one of her favorite episodes is about Camia Gamet, who stabbed her boyfriend Marcel Hill multiple times before using a floor lamp as a murder weapon. 

The reality show star theorized that the show may attract views for some of the very reasons that the "Real Housewives of New York" franchise does.

“People watch ‘Housewives’ for very similar reasons,” Morgan explained. “I mean, they want to see what it takes to make a woman go over the edge.”

In 2017, Bravo was rated the #1 rated cable network in primetime among females 18-49 and women 25-54. Women are the also the prime consumers of true crime. A 2010 article published in Social Psychological and Personality Science revealed that more women than men tend to gravitate more towards true crime. Researchers who collected data from Amazon found that 70% of the site’s true crime book reviews were written by women, according to The Atlantic.  

Morgan has a theory as to why.

She said the reason that women often don’t act out on these impulses as much as men is because females are taught to be caretakers. Statistics may back Morgan up — 93.3 percent of federal inmates were men as of early 2017, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

“We like to watch the show,” she said. “Men are doing it more than us; they are acting out on their fantasies and we’re not.”

Morgan said she is fascinated by the women who do end up committing crimes.

“These shut-up, put-up women snap or they just feel used or abused physically, mentally,” she said. “That’s what I find very interesting in those cases.”

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