As the OG of the OC, Vicki Gunvalson is the pioneer of using the Real Housewives franchise for her own professional gain. She has been plugging Coto Insurance (and I guess I just did too) since Season 1 of Real Housewives of Orange County.
She paved the way for other Housewives to shamelessly promote their businesses. It’s a rite of passage at this point. However, many people think Vicki went way too far when she decided to capitalize on Luke Perry’s death.
In a now-deleted Facebook post, Vicki began, “I know most of you have heard about the unfortunate passing of Luke Perry at the young age of 52.” She didn’t end up talking about her love for Beverly Hills, 90210 or Riverdale. Instead, she immediately pivoting to promoting life insurance.
Vicki told her fans, “It makes you realize how important Planning is and how NOT to procrastinate taking care of a trust, health directives and securing life insurance for those you leave behind that you want to take care of.”
And of course, she came through with a more direct plug. She wrote, “‘Plan for the unplanned’ Visit cotoinsurance.com for more information.” Wow. That’s just too much, right?
Of course, Vicki got a lot of backlash in the comment section. A lot of people called her out for exploiting a complete stranger’ death. And accordingly, she deleted the post. But, of course, screenshots last forever.
TELL US- WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VICKI GUNVALSON’S FACEBOOK POST? WAS IT CRASS AND TOO SOON? WAS IT AN APPROPRIATE REMINDER ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF LIFE INSURANCE? DID VICKI DESERVE THE BACKLASH?
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