Only three weeks after Vicki Gunvalson announced on her Bravo show that she was partnering with a longtime friend to start the Kill All Cancer charity, the Real Housewives of Orange County vet revealed she's walking away from the collaboration. But, why??
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Well it seems Miz Gunvalson got far too much negative feedback to move forward with the project. The 54-year-old told Entertainment Tonight:
"I just shut it down because there was a lot of naysayers out there. I'm not going to do something that's going to be criticized when I did it from a good place. And it wasn't my charity. I was just a spokesperson for it. So it wasn't mine."
We doubt many people were rushing to get involved with the charity as Vicki has been linked to ex Brooks Ayers' maybe-fake cancer drama. As you surely know, back in November, Mr. Ayers admitted to faking medical documents in order to prove his diagnosis but maintains that he is indeed sick. Oh, okay.
Not to mention, the website linked to the organization sparked rumors that the charity was simply a scam. Huh.
Which explains why Gunvalson is now down playing her role in the non-profit, as she previously told the celebrity news outlet:
"Just to clear the air, I was never in on a scam. I have people and relatives that have died of cancer, and it's way too serious for me. I've actually started a charity called Kill All Cancer … I'm giving back to research and to people that are suffering with cancer or suffer with cancer. We have wristbands, and it's a transparent charity, and I'm gonna turn this all around and make good for it. Fifty percent of us are gonna be diagnosed with cancer. It's not funny."
Hmm, very inneresting. In fact, there was an entire insurance component which was supposed to be created for the Bravolebrity to oversee as she has a successful history in insurance sales. So sure, you were just a "spokesperson" Vicki!
Also, we doubt bailing on a charity will help distance Vicki from Brooks' scandal. But hey, Gunvalson wouldn't be a Real Housewife if she wasn't causing some kind of drama.
Fingers crossed all of this got caught on camera!
[Image via Vicki Gunvalson/Instagram.]
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