Sun. Aug 19th, 2018
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Ariana Defends Brother after “Predatory” Statement

On this Monday’s episode of Vanderpump Rules, we see sh*t go down between Stassi, Kristen, and Katie vs Ariana Madix (and kind of her brother, Jeremy Madix).

How did it go down? 

It started when Ariana’s brother asked out new Sur hostess, Billie. Billie, who is an openly transgender woman then confided in Stassi and Kristen about her date, and they didn’t have the best reaction. Stassi mentioned he was creepy while Kristen asked if they would be in a public place. It seemed like a calm, casual conversation between girls until Billie relayed the comments to Lala and Sheena. That’s when things escalated.

When the entire group of girls got together later on, of course the conversation came up but this time, both sides of the argument were present. While Stassi and Kristen tried to justify their words, claiming they only said it because of how Jeremy acted at Katie and Tom’s wedding, Ariana was not having it. When Ariana became defensive, Katie also added her two cents.

Katie agreed that Jeremy was creepy at her wedding and the girls even used the word “predatory” to describe his behavior. Katie said she is speaking on it because she is, “being an advocate for women who can’t be here right now.”

The fight didn’t last long though because Ariana chose to remove herself form the situation but not before she warned the girls that they were heading down a path they won’t be able to bounce back from.

How do we feel about it? 

As women, we know what it’s like to feel the advances of a man that are unwanted. I think every woman has been in a situation where a man has come across as “predatory.” Now while we can’t speak on Jeremy at Katie’s wedding (because we weren’t there), we can rely on the word of the women that were. In a society where we constantly question women who claim they have been sexually harassed or assaulted, we have to side with the women. We have to believe their word is true.

However, we also feel so hard for Ariana Madix who is only defending her brother and her blood. Ariana has received a lot of heat from viewers and fans for defending her brother, and while we see the point they’re trying to make, we also know what it means to defend family.

Whatever way you slice it, this is a controversial situation. What did you guys think?