We can’t believe it’s already been six months…
It’s become an annual tradition for one episode every season of Vanderpump Rules to be all about West Hollywood’s iconic pride parade — and Season 5 is no different.
Unfortunately, as you’re surely aware, June 2016’s festivities were overshadowed by the massacre at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando where 49 of our brothers and sisters were shot to death in the worst mass shooting in American history.
However, the show must go on… which explains why Bravo cameras were on when Tom Sandoval, Stassi Schroeder, Tom Schwartz, and Katie Maloney first started coming to terms with the tragedy during Monday night’s all-new episode.
In fact, Sandoval even proved he was the perfect LGBT ally by not making the 49 murders somehow about the straight SUR staff, but by pointing out the oppression our community faces on the daily instead.
Although, for a show set in the gay capital of El Lay, we’re surprised Lisa Vanderpump hasn’t cast an openly queer castmate yet… but at least she’s talking about the shooting at all, which is more than we can say for our President-elect and his cabinet of bigots.
Ch-ch-check out the highlight of Monday night’s #PUMPRules (below)!!!
Rest in peace, Pulse victims.
[Image via Bravo.]