He’s hanging on to Pump Rules relevancy by a thread but, much like an unwanted guest, he’s not about to leave of his own accord.
Half of James’ castmates can’t stand to be in the same room with him. The few he
hasn’t completely alienated yet considers friends get bitch slapped by the group whenever they tried to include him. And believe me..that’s a lot of bitch slaps. So, you may wonder, why is this guy even still around? It’s certainly a good question after the verbal bashing he received at the reunion.
It’s a question James is apparently tired of answering. When James spoke to Entertainment Tonight he did not hold back. “I’m sick and tired of them telling me I don’t deserve a seat when I’m James Kennedy,” he said. I LOVE when people refer to themselves in the third person. <eye roll>
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He then went into all the friends he does have on the show. “Tom [Sandoval]’s one of my best friends. Scheana [Shay]’s one of my best friends. Ok? Ariana [Madix]’s my friend,” he said. And with that list he feels it’s more than enough to keep him in the loop.
He also considered Lisa Vanderpump’s involvement in his life as his “boss slash amazing person for so many years” coupled with the fact he considers her son, Max Todd to be his “best friend” as more than enough reasons to be a part of the show.
So where does all this animosity come from? According to James, it comes from the fact that he’s an “easy target.” Especially, since the cast were friends prior to filming. “…there’s a certain clique,” he explained, “And if I’m not part of that clique, then you know, I’m sure they’d rather spend their 12 hour [reunion taping] day, you know, posted on one person rather than talking among the 10 of themselves.”
Now with girlfriend Raquel Leviss working at SUR James will have even more reason to hang around the group. Sorry Jax Taylor, Katie Maloney, Brittany Cartwright, Stassi Schroeder, and Kristen Doute. It looks as though James Kennedy is here to stay.
TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK OF WHAT JAMES HAD TO SAY? DO YOU AGREE WITH HIM? OR SHOULD HE NOT BE ON THE SHOW ANYMORE?
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