Is Tom Sandoval from ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Right about Katie Maloney Being a Hypocrite?
Jax Taylor from Vanderpump Rules wasn’t kidding when he said the reunion was going to be very messy. Name calling and mud slinging reached new lows during the second part of the three-part reunion with the cast generally being everyone against James Kennedy.
Of course, Kennedy has been poking (many) bears throughout the season and throughout the reunion. The back and forth jabs obviously took cast members nowhere good to say the least. Host Andy Cohen and Lisa Vanderpump looked agitated as any resolution seemed nearly impossible.
One cast member, who has consistently stuck his neck out for Kennedy is Tom Sandoval. During the reunion, he backed Kennedy especially when he received a verbal lashing from the others. Eventually, he exclaimed one cast member, in particular, was being a hypocrite with her name calling. Did she see it that way too?
It’s him or me
After Kennedy attacked Katie Maloney’s weight (again and again), Maloney gave Vanderpump an ultimatum at work: it is him or me. Cohen asked Maloney if that was fair since she had her share of verbal attacks at work on others. Maloney said aside from it being two years ago, it was some girl on girl crime but that isn’t who she really is.
But Vanderpump says even though she’s Maloney’s biggest cheerleader, Maloney should use this as a lesson to check her tone in certain situations, especially when speaking to her husband. “And I don’t like ultimatums in any shape or form,” Vanderpump adds.
Maloney though insisted that Kennedy’s bullying was chronic and she allowed many of his comments roll off her back for a long time. Even though Kennedy apologized she doesn’t think he meant it because he did it again. So, she knew if she didn’t do something about it, the comments would not stop.
Maybe he apologizes too often
Stassi Schroeder adds Kennedy hurls mean comments but then just apologizes but never changes. Whereas she points out the rest of the cast is evolving and trying to make changes. “Because he’s too quick to apologize,” Sandoval adds.
When Kristen Doute jumps in and seems annoyed the Sandoval was once again defending Kennedy, Ariana Madix decides to become the translator of what exactly Sandoval means. “I’ll be the Tom translator,” Madix says. “Since everyone thinks everything Tom says is making an excuse or in defense of James, I’ll go ahead and translate.”
Madix says what Sandoval is trying to say is if Kennedy doesn’t really care, he should not apologize. “Because then your apologizes mean nothing and get nowhere,” she says. The cast applauds.
Is she being a hypocrite?
Maloney was clearly upset about the comments Kennedy had been making for some time about her body. Kennedy shoots back that Maloney called him anorexic. Back and forth.
Then Sandoval blurts out, “You called Lala a whore!” to Maloney as the two continue to bicker. Maloney and Tom Schwartz try to defend the comments and tell Sandoval he doesn’t have to defend Kennedy all the time. Sandoval says Maloney would even wait a long time before she would apologize for her comments.
Then Sandoval says he’s not trying to just defend Kennedy. “I’m saying you are all hypocrites! Because I’m not trying to get someone fired because they are telling me I’m dumb!” Silence.
Cohen points out that Maloney took a lot of social media heat for her move to get Kennedy fired. But she doesn’t regret it and was proud she finally had to courage to do something like that. “So, no regrets.”