Vicki Gunvalson went on a Twitter rant following the most recent episode of Real Housewives of Orange County. She is upset over some comments about her age, which I understand. However, she called out Emily Simpson instead of Kelly Dodd, the woman who actually made the remark that pushed Vicki over the edge.
During the episode, Kelly told Emily and Gina Kirschenheiter, “I saw [Vicki] in a wheelchair. Maybe she should be in a convalescent home. She should probably not be here. She could get hurt.” Gina didn’t know what a convalescent home is and Emily told her that it is “for old people.”
After the episode, Vicki tweeted, “Watched @BravoRHOC last night & was shocked to hear @RealOCEmily bash me about my age of 57. Referencing me as “old, I should be in a convalescent home, and geriatric”. Really? I can’t change my DOB and you will get there too.
#disrespectful #rude.” I agree with Vicki. Is the sky falling? Anyway, Vicki should really fact check before she rants on social media. She should call out the person who actually made the comment. After so many years on this show, I figured Vicki would be a lot better at social media feuding.
One viewer pointed out, “Wasn’t Kelly the one who said you should be in a convalescent home…?” The OG of the OC responded, “It’s disgusting. I’ll have to rewatch it. I’d expect it from Kelly though.” Another fan told Vicki, “Emily didn’t say it get over it.”
A Twitter user told Vicki, “You’re not shocked by your behavior-at all? Screaming in public? Starting fights? Entertaining conversations with people that have nothing to do with you? Weed your own lawn. I used to be a fan of yours. Now you’re embarrassing. BTW I’m 52 and fine being old.” Vicki rebutted, “You obviously don’t know what is going on!!” I mean, clearly she does. The fan didn’t say anything untrue in that tweet.
Kelly wasn’t the only one who knocked Vicki for her age. A fan tweeted, “You definitely too damn old to be acting like that.” Vicki asked, “Acting like what???” Emily eventually chimed in to say “And I said ‘senior citizen’ … McDonalds and Arby’s offer ‘senior discounts’ for 55 and older. So enjoy your roast beef sandwich”
Someone asked Vicki, “This is what shocked you about this season?” Vicki responded, “No actually the whole show has ‘shocked me this season’. I don’t normally comment publically on the show, but I’m waiting for a flight to take off.”
A different viewer told Vicki, Maybe if you acted kindly, as if your age had imparted wisdom, @RealOCEmily might not have gone there. The way you drop ‘gossip’ and act aggrieved when you’re called out on it is embarrassing.
#RHOC #BravoRHOC.” Vicki replied, “It’s a reality show… we ALL talk about each other.” I pictured Vicki screaming that in her “I’ve never had multiple partners in my life” voice.
Tamra Judge got in on the conversation and used this as an opportunity to show off her bikini body. On Instagram, Tamra wrote, “Cheers to being ‘old & geriatric’ #rhoc #age-shamming #52 #grandma #4kids #fitmom #myhipswork #fitoldlady #hardworkpaysoff #vegetarian ~The hypocrisy is disgusting.”
Holy, hashtags. Tamra really went overboard. And, yes, I see the shade she threw at Emily with the “my hips work” hashtag. Emily recently had hip surgery.
The age shaming isn’t OK, but neither is making fun of drag queens, spreading rumors about a sex train, lying to your best friend when you talk behind her back, and communicating with someone who got into a bar fight with your frienemy.
TELL US- WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT VICKI’S TWEETS? WHAT ABOUT VICKI CALLING OUT EMILY INSTEAD OF KELLY? ARE THE AGE JOKES GOING TOO FAR? OR IS IT FAIR GAME ON RHOC?
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