Teddie Mellencamp, meglio conosciuta per il suo periodo di tre stagioni in “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”, è stata piuttosto sulle montagne russe. Nel giugno 2022, Mellencamp e la sua ex co-protagonista, Lisa Vanderpump, hanno messo fine alla loro faida di lunga data. I fan di “RHOBH” ricorderanno la famigerata faida “puppygate”. È iniziato come uno scontro tra Vanderpump e Dorit Kemsley – che aveva adottato (poi trasferito) un cane dall’organizzazione di salvataggio dei cuccioli del primo, per E! Notizie – e poi si è trasformato in una faida tra Vanderpump e gran parte dei suoi ex compagni di cast, incluso Mellencamp. Per fortuna, Mellencamp e Vanderpump si sono riconciliati nel giugno 2022. “Abbiamo avuto una bella conversazione. Ci siamo rispettati l’un l’altro”, ha condiviso Mellencamp durante un episodio del suo podcast “Two Ts in a Pod” (tramite Page Six).
Now, Mellencamp is dealing with another downswing. This time, however, it's drama related to her famous father, musician John Mellencamp, and his decision not to stand for the national anthem.
Teddi Mellencamp says her father has never stood for the national anthem
John Mellencamp recently attended the November 20 football game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Philadelphia Eagles. However, the musician opted to sit during the national anthem, according to OutKick, drawing the ire of social media. "#JohnMellencamp YOU are an embarrassment to America sitting and eating popcorn during the national anthem? You sir, should be ashamed of yourself," tweeted one user. "John Mellencamp is a disgrace for not standing during the national anthem at Eagles game! I will no longer listen to his music!" wrote another. Meanwhile, journalist Dan Dakich tweeted, "Mellencamp is one of America's Greatest frauds ... always has been."
In the wake of this backlash, Teddi has come to her father's defense. During the November 21 episode of "Two T's in a Pod," Teddi gave listeners some insight into her father's decision, given that he doesn't "talk to the press." Teddi explained that he wasn't sitting out of laziness or because he wasn't feeling good. "Since as long as I can remember, my dad has never stood for the national anthem," Teddi continued. "He's never once told me I couldn't." His reasoning? "He believes the national anthem is a war song ... He's been to countless games, and he's never stood for the anthem once. He loves his country as much as anybody ... But as this is the land of the free, it's his right not to stand for something he considers to be a war anthem."