Well this should be an interesting matchup. Three over the hill narcissists who think the world revolves around them. They are going to need a bigger stage to hold all the ego! Plus Stassi is in a whirlpool of social media vitriol after her egregious victim blaming regarding all the the women coming forward as part of the #metoo movement. Plenty of people will forever think of her as a major POS. I had to ask Lady C to do that post for me because mine would have just called her a cunt eleventy billion times without getting the story out. Also during that time, Shep was going off the rails because people were calling him out for misogyny over his unwanted advances on Chelsea last season and wondering if Relationshep should be scrubbed all together. Of course Andy adores them both.
Of course Andy immediately starts pushing them together. They are both cut from the same narcissistic, misogynist cloth so I think they could be perfect together. Then Andy accidentally calls Stassi, Scheana and the audience groans.
Shep said he had a lot of fun on the traveling part of the show but when all the hens came home to roost, things got quite problematic. Next week it looks like Shep asks Jessy to come to Charleston and she shoots him down. This pleases me.
Andy says that Shep needs a haircut. Apparently, Shep’s mother asked Andy to urge him to get one. Shep is not having it because he thinks he is attractive. He agrees to get a trim eventually.
Stassi tries not to give away whether or not Jax cheated, but I mean come on, of course he did. A caller asks what advice she would give Kentucky about Jax and she says gives the whole “stay tuned” answer. She says that dating Jax is kind of like an impossible situation. Kentucky posted before the show that this episode was of a night she had been trying to forget ever since it happened.
Shep tries to convince us that he is looking for love. See the deal is he is way too in love with himself to have any love left over for anyone else.
I am so excited for Top Chef, it is all I can do not to stop and watch every commercial.
Andy tells Shep to fetch him a Moscow Mule from the bar, Stassi wants one too. But when he does, he gets in front of Andy’s camera and Andy gives him the “Sweetie!” routine. Twice. So much narcissism. And poor camera work.
On the sneak peek of Pump Rules we find out that Brittany found EYELASHES IN HER BED. She’s convinced that Jax had sex with Faith in her bed. Is this fake? Because Brittany doesn’t seem nearly mad enough for this to be real.
Several people wrote in to say that Shep should be dating his producer, Sarah. I sort of agree with that for Shep, but I have a feeling Sarah would never date him. Shep says that Sarah is too good and pure for him. As Andy summed it up, “She’s a good person and you’re a rotten person.” Shep says yeah, he needs a co-conspirator. He also says that Andy is the person that made him go to the Grateful Dead concert even though he had to do the Today Show the next day. In other words, Andy is a rotten person too. We know this. Shep admits he wants the girl version of Andy. Glance to your right, Shep she’s sitting right next to you. Andy responds with, “Someone get me a wig!” I’m guessing his date to the Grateful Dead with Andy has a lot to do with his forceful defense of Andy’s alleged coke use.
A caller asks both guests if they have hooked up with someone from another Bravo show. Stassi says regrettably she has not. Shep says he has some blond chick from season one of Summer House who did not come back for season two. She was dating one of the guys on season one. Lady C will have to explain this to me in comments tomorrow. She just admitted she loves Summer House to me today. I am pretty sure the punishment for that poor judgement is that she will have to recap it when it unfortunately returns. Apparently, her name is Jackie. Of course Shep “thinks the world of her” he says that about every chick he bangs. “She’s a lovely girl.” “I think the world of her.” What he means is, “I fucked her once after too many drinks and I don’t want any #metoo shit happening to me.”
Shep was asked about Thomas and Kathryn. He says they are getting along really well. Thomas has a new girlfriend and there are fireworks. Click that link for a lot more to that story.
Stassi is finally asked by Andy about her egregious behavior on her podcast regarding the #MeToo movement. She thinks that her final letter about the situation where she basically says we are not ready to hear her vapid thoughts and other ridiculous things got her point across and she stands by the stupid letter.
I added the stupid letter into the comments of the link above, but will repost it here with a bit of purple pen.
Dear Khalessis, WTF?
I need to share my thoughts with you regarding my most recent (and deleted) podcast episode.
I am someone who has always been pro-women. My whole podcast was built around this notion, a notion revolving around women supporting women and having a safe space to discuss whatever we wanted in the most uncensored way possible. I’ve spent 3 years now discussing the fact that as women, we should feel comfortable to express ourselves/feelings/thoughts without feeling ashamed. I feel motivated and inspired to help women & express the importance of exposing abuse. I feel motivated to be honest in the face of unjust actions, whether it be by a man or a woman. I have ALWAYS been about justice. I have had the great fortune of being an example to young women & my honesty is what got me to that point; therefore, my honesty is something I am not willing to compromise.
The idea of anyone being sexually assaulted horrifies me. The fact that I’ve upset women who have been sexually assaulted horrifies me. And for that I am truly, truly sorry.
My intentions with this latest episode got lost with some of the comments I made that were insensitive and thoughtless. Before I explain my intent, I want to WHOLLY apologize for the flippant remarks where I said that no one could make me go down on someone, where I said it is easy to say no, and where I said it’s easy to not go to someone’s hotel room alone. I don’t know what each individual woman was being put through in each instance. That was inexcusable and reckless of me.
SHE SHOULD HAVE JUST STOPPED THERE.
I’ve read countless emails from you where you’ve shared your stories with me. Some of your stories have shown me just how sorry I am for lumping sexual assault victims into one category and making those ignorant remarks. Other stories have made me realize that there still is a dialogue that people are having privately, a dialogue that we might not be ready for publicly. It was the one I inarticulately tried to have.
The comments I’ve apologized for were 40 seconds of a two-hour long episode,(that is a goddamn lie, it the mockery went on forever) that very few people have heard. WE ALL HEARD IT BECAUSE YOUR STUPIDITY WENT VIRAL. What is really unfortunate is that this backlash has made me the story, when the whole purpose of the episode was to bring attention to real victims of sexual assault. I have a point of view that reflects the way a lot of women are feeling, because I spoke to many victims prior to and after the podcast came out. There are many women who feel that so many of the stories we are hearing now in the media are incomparable to real sexual assault. Stassi, who claims to have never been sexually assaulted now gets to sort the women coming forward into the real sexual assault basket or the inconsequential sexual assault basket. While we all have a different level of what we deem assault, a story about a man touching a woman’s backside isn’t the same as being sexually raped. And I have felt that these stories have taken away from the women who have truly been violated. NO ONE GIVES TWO SHITS ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS ON THE SUBJECT YOU DUMB BITCH.
The attack on Al Franken is one of the stories that really inspired me to bring up this sensitive topic. A man, who I believe has been doing great things, might see his life/work/family go down in flames. And then, I continued to research. And I read about men who were fired within hours of one allegation. Without any investigation whatsoever. You suck at research. This doesn’t just affect the men, it trickles down to, not only their families, but also their colleagues. Movies and television shows that are now being canceled are putting artists and people out of work. So your issue is you like House of Cards and are pissed that it won’t be on anymore? What about the screenwriter of the show? Or the set director? Or the sound technicians? All because of one uninvestigated allegation. (I use the entertainment industry as my example because that is what I know). You don’t know shit.
The reaction to my podcast has really shaken me. Clearly not hard enough. I should be able to express what I think and feel. Should I not? I made mistakes with some inappropriate comments, but does that discredit everything else I stand for? Sure say what you want, your thoughts make it clear you are an ignorant piece of shit who is not w trying to play the victim card after mocking victims of sexual assault. Do you have any fucking clue what a loser you are?
I’m now torn. Truly torn. I was never trying to hurt anyone. I was trying to express my opinion and start a dialogue that I think may have come too soon. And I have been condemned for it. Is that not the opposite of what we stand for? I would NEVER protect a sexual predator. I would find ways to burn sexual predators alive in boiling oil. And I would NEVER shame a victim. YET YOU DID THAT FOR YOUR TWO HOUR LONG PODCAST! I am a woman, after all. I am one of you. And I have very close people around me who have experienced being raped. I’ve been put in some very compromising positions that I was lucky enough to fight my way out of. I was one of the lucky ones, and I should have realized that not everyone has the same luck. Now we are simply victims of bad luck?
I believe there is a strong message behind what I said and I didn’t explain it properly because of my flippant, ignorant remarks. Your flippant ignorant remarks were the only message you had. I have felt that there have been opportunistic people who have used this time to gain attention, fame, money etc. and that frustrates me. Again, insulting the brave women coming forward. There are real victims out there, And you are here to tell us who is a real victim. How have we survived this long without your ignorant narcissism? and they are being put in the shadows. I am proud of ANYONE who is brave enough to come out with her/his story.
This shouldn’t be about men vs women. This could happen to me. This could happen to my best girlfriend, my sister, my mom. One allegation, one accusation… and everything you’ve worked so hard for is over. This is about an abuse of power. Men have abused their power, and women have abused their power. And now with social media, the abuse of power is rampant. You are a fucking idiot. Women have not abused their power. WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU?
I’ve now realized just how big this issue is and it’s something I can’t even begin to tackle. So just SHUT THE FUCK UP. When the dialogue becomes acceptable, I hope to be a part of it. It’s about the victims. And it’s about justice in the right way. I only care about what is just and right. If people misconstrue my message because of some ignorant comments, I cannot control that. If you could control your reckless mouth, that would control the situation. But I can control the consistency of my message, and I have always been that way with my podcast. My hopes moving forward are for women (and men) to always feel they have a safe place to come out with their stories, but for us to not condemn people immediately and blindly without question. I am someone who wants true equality. I don’t want hand outs JUST because I am a woman. WHO IN THE HOLY HELL IS ASKING FOR HANDOUTS YOU IGNORANT FOOL?
Thank you to everyone who emailed me their stories.
I am truly sorry to anyone I hurt.
What a sack of douchebags this episode was.