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Jax Taylor from Vanderpump Rules insists he knows why some of the original cast members fought this season and it had everything to do with the new cast members.

The day after the season 8 finale aired, Taylor tweeted, “Just for the record, the OG cast does not argue like this anymore. I don’t know what happened this season. I personally think there are just too many people on the show, too many story lines to follow so things didn’t make a lot of sense. In my opinion.”

Brittany Cartwright, Jax Taylor from 'Vanderpump Rules'
Brittany Cartwright, Jax Taylor | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Taylor melted down with more than one cast member during the season 8 finale. His disagreements had nothing to do with the new cast members, but instead with longstanding friends. Mainly he had a beef with Tom Sandoval and his girlfriend Ariana Madix. At the same time, original cast members Stassi Schroeder and Katie Maloney-Schwartz ended their friendship with Kristen Doute.

While the main disputes appeared to be amongst the original cast, the expanded roster was scrutinized this season, especially by some of the original cast.

The feeling seems to be mutual

While some new cast members played nice with the original cast, others weren’t interested in making nice either. In fact, Danica Dow made some pretty direct remarks about Taylor.

“I was blocked right when he found out that I was going to be on the show,” Dow said about Taylor on the Not Skinny But Not Fat podcast. “He’s disgusting. He’s gross. Him and I never even talked before then. Because SUR is huge. We don’t even talk at work because I work in the restaurant and he works in the lounge.”

“He didn’t say one nice thing to me the entire time we were filming or just look my direction at all,” she said. “He can honestly f**k off. Like, I could care less.”

Also, Dayna Kathan said she was tired of hearing how the new people on the cast were thirsty for attention. “every single new person on the show was called “thirsty” relentlessly this szn. that was the THIRSTIEST shit i’ve ever seen????” she tweeted.

She also commented on Taylor’s meltdown at the TomTom anniversary party. “can you image having the kind of ego that you bring up employment during a fight about a relationship???? “

Taylor insists that editors missed the fun aspects of the show too

Taylor also tweeted that editors didn’t weave the fun they had but focused instead on the darkness. “Brittany and I, as well as the rest of the cast, shot so much fun footage that never aired. All they want to see is arguing, Really sad they didn’t show any of that this season. Wasted so much time on pointless in the moment fighting,” he wrote.


‘Vanderpump Rules’: Danica Dow Says Jax Taylor Can ‘F**K off’

Tom Schwartz had a moment of “can’t we all just get along” before the season finale. He offered a “shout out” to all the new cast members on Instagram.