Just plain rude.
Monday night’s showing of Vanderpump Rules had a body shaming focus this week, as Lisa Vanderpump‘s beloved designer Kevin Lee laid into SURver Katie Maloney for her weight gain. This has been a sensitive subject for Miz Maloney as, just last season, she was accused of not having worked on her “summer body.”
Yes, tequila Katie is no saint, but that doesn’t mean she needs to be bullied for her curvier frame.
For the who, the what, and the where of it all, be sure to proceed to the recap (below)…
The episode featured a celebratory Vanderpump as she had just been named Beverly Hills Lifestyle Magazine‘s new Editor-In-Chief. With professional mean girl turned party planner Stassi Schroeder tasked with planning the bash, it only made sense that her bestie Katie would agree to work the function.
Sadly, the event ended in tears for Maloney as Lee decided to comment on Katie’s weight as she passed out cocktails at the bash. Specifically, he noted:
“You were much thinner than this ├óΓé¼┬ª you have to work on it, seriously, I’m telling you as a friend.”
For starters, she’s working — don’t stage an intervention during someone’s job. Secondly, are you really a “friend”?? We feel like we haven’t seen Kevin in a VPR episode in AGES.
Anyhoo, as Katie was taken aback by the shade, she quickly confided in Lisa about the remark. Normally, this would be a completely inappropriate conversation to have with your boss, but Lisa has become like a surrogate mother to many of her employees. So, whatever.
Vanderpump tried to make Katie feel better by telling her that she is “the most beautiful girl at the restaurant.” Later on, husband Tom Schwartz tried to console his wife by sharing that he thinks she’s sexy. Cheer up, Bubba!
That wasn’t the only drama to hit the party, as resident fuck up Jax Taylor was a no show, despite having agreed to work the bash. Eventually, he graced the Beverly Hills event with his presence, which resulted in a confrontation with Vanderpump. In order to remind us that this show is about running a business, Lisa read Jax to death by calling him “selfish” and “an ungrateful asshole.”
Let’s not forget that Lisa (and, well, Bravo too) is responsible for all of their careers and she has the power to strip it away. Nonetheless, Taylor seems to be trying to better himself as he’s now attending reiki therapy. While the episode did have one outburst from Jax (below), he emotionally revealed that he’s done with being the destructive person he’s become.
We wonder if this self realization will stick??
More tension included Stassi’s ongoing beef with Ariana Madix. Amid being stressed about planning Lisa’s party, Stassi learned Ariana told new hostess Billie Lee that Stassi “takes pride in being ignorant.” This pissed off Schroeder and left her shaken ahead of her Straight Up With Stassi podcast taping with Billie.
Thankfully, the transgender reality TV newcomer agreed to still do Stassi’s podcast and shared her story with the Amazing Race alum.
Lastly, dramz occurred with the restaurant itself as it caught on fire thanks to problems with the cupboard. Only a portion of the restaurant had to close, even though there was quite a bit of damage. The show must go on, right???
Be sure to catch all the Vanderpump Rules drama when it airs Monday nights on Bravo at 9 p.m. ET.
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