As the Bravo reality series “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” makes its return to televisions across the country with a new season premiering Nov. 6, one star of the show claimed that reality TV may spur bullying.

“Unfortunately I do think that reality TV has spawned a whole culture of bullying,” Phaedra Parks, one of the Atlanta housewives told the Associated Press in a recent interview. “I believe that the behavior you see on reality TV does not exactly exemplify how adults should be conducting themselves.”

It’s no secret that the Atlanta-based series, its sister shows and several other reality television series have become fan favorites due to their weekly doses of drama, cat fighting and melee.

The latest season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” commenced with a violent altercation at a baby christening, and Atlanta housewife NeNe Leakes has earned notoriety for her scathing clashes with several of her castmates.

But another Atlanta star, Kandy Burruss, said she believes bullying can’t be pinned to reality TV alone.

“A lot of people try to find reasons or ways to blame people or situations for their grief or sadness,” Burruss told the AP. “Personally, I think reality TV is a mimic of what’s happening in real life, not the other way around. People have always had arguments, and there’s always been cliques.”

Parks said parents should closely monitor the shows their children watch, while reality TV stars should set better examples.

“We have to say that violence is unacceptable,” Parks told the AP. “We have to learn to resolve our issues by communicating effectively.”

A Time magazine report highlighted a survey conducted by the Girl Scouts Research Institute which found that reality shows such as MTV’s “Jersey Shore” and “The Hills” may have an impact on young girls’ self image.

The study found that 78 percent of frequent reality TV viewers said gossiping is a normal part of a relationship between girls, compared with 54 percent of non-viewers. Also, 68 percent of viewers agreed that it is in girls’ nature to be catty and competitive with each other, while only 50 percent of non-viewers believed so.