To be clear, I have no problems with other cast members getting attention and accolades. Joe, Jeff and Tony do amazing jobs and I would love to see them get more attention, as well as giving Darby and especially the untapped Columbus more opportunities to show how great they are.
However, the issue I’m presenting is that in the case of Mellie/Bellamy, the accolades seem to specifically come hand-in-hand with a direct slight at Olivia/Kerry. Is it not possible to applaud Mellie without slamming Olivia? A LARGE majority of this “attention” Mellie/Bellamy has received has turned into a not so subtle opportunity to rip into Olivia. That smacks of much more than trying to give Bellamy credit for doing a good job.
I wasn’t born yesterday.