It’s been hard to accept the new Vanderpump Rules cast members, with their racist tweets, aversions to pasta, and just the fact that it just takes too much effort to keep track of the 13,544 cast members who star in this show.
However, there’s one new person that the longtime cast members actually seem to like, Dayna Kathan. Well, almost all of the longtime cast members. Scheana Marie has put Dayna through the ringer, hazing her at SUR, kicking her out of a group hair appointment, and just getting all in Dayna’s business over her hookups with Max Boyens. Lisa Vanderpump even accused Scheana of being jealous of Dayna, which Scheana denied, at first.
Being on a reality show looks fun from the outside. People like Katie Maloney get paid for rage texting while drunk and laying around knitting. But these people also take a ton of hate online from trolls who hate-watch the show. A few years back, Scheana Marie faced a lot of skinny shaming from people on social media. And if you watch Vanderpump Rules, even the most (seemingly) confident people come back with new faces.
Choosing to get botox and/or plastic surgery is just that – a choice that people can make. Telling people that they need it, is a whole other story. Obviously being on a public platform like reality TV, your littlest flaws become magnified. There are too many stories about women on Bravo who feel a sort of invisible pressure to change how they look. That pressure can come from anywhere, whether it’s in the individual’s head or influenced silently by people’s hurtful comments. Pump Rules newbie, Dayna Kathan is not here for this type of negativity.
To quote the immortal N’Sync, whose reputation is sullied by an unfortunate association with Vanderpump Rules, “I know that I can’t take no more, It ain’t no lie, I want to see you out that door, Baby bye bye bye.” And yes, I have had enough!
More than enough of Bravo claiming to support human rights and equality, yet, at every turn employing people who are misogynistic, racist, bigoted, and homophobic. I’ve certainly had enough of Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright. I’ve never cared about their love. Which seemed about as deep and stable as a damp cardboard box that Amazon left on your porch while you were crashing at your Tinder hookup’s place (basically Scheana Marie‘s version of marriage).
I’ve never had any interest in their greasy, fishy proposal. Or their Pinterest FAILED IT wedding planning. I can’t with Brittany’s increasingly amped up southern drawl and raspy cackle, or the way she douses herself in tequila like it really can kill off STDs (or kill off the lurking knowledge that her marriage to Jax is fake, and that he will always and forever cheat).
Love her or hate her, Scheana Marie always works for her life on Vanderpump Rules. Have you seen her intro shot? She is serving that tray! Over the years Scheana has really bared all about her relationships, unlike some people we know. As we venture into Season 8 (!) of Pump Rules it’s become blatantly clear that Scheana is the favorite cast member for producers to troll. Sure, maybe it’s just too easy. But if you listen to Scheana’s podcast, she’s been open about how producers only show her issues with men. They could instead actually show her working on music, her podcast, or her show in Vegas. They’ve also never talked about the fact that Scheana bought a house in Palm Springs. Instead we’re only seeing certain cast members “grow up” (eye-roll), and buy homes, like Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright, Tom Schwartz and Katie Maloney, and Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix.
What we’re seeing about Scheana this season is not good. First, she’s still “working” at SUR. Second, she’s being framed as though she is jealous and insecure over new girl, Dayna Kathan. Third, she’s apparently obsessed with bigots Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni. On last weeks’ episode, we caught a glimpse of some remorse for treating Dayna badly. But perhaps there’s more to the story here.
There were already a ton of people on Vanderpump Rules before this season. Plus, anytime someone gets into a new relationship, that brings in another new cast member, which has doubled the original cast.
For some reason, production decided to bring in a million new cast members for Season 8. Season 7 was a bit stale, I’m not gonna lie, but we don’t need to “meet” this many people and keep track of their lives. The viewers already have enough on their hands. Or at least Lala Kent thinks so.
Last night Vanderpump Rules celebrated the annual SUR rite of passage: PRIDE!
In order to survive in this alternate universe known as Lisa Vanderpump Land, which at this point is indistinguishable from Lisa Frank Land (and one will equally find themselves trapperkeeper’d), one must dress up in rainbow paraphernalia, endure hours of Scheana Marie warbling “Solid Gold” on repeat, and have a hysterical selfish meltdown about their heterosexual relationships while ostensibly celebrating gay rights. This time, for the second year in a row, that prideful accomplishment goes to James Kennedy.
That’s right, bitches, the White Kanye is back and he came to lead his flock in verse and song of rage. And proving that James is here to resuscitate Vanderpump Rules he was even wearing a “Life Guard” man-tank with matching visor, like something out of a Ken Doll box.
I’m not gonna lie, I’ve missed watching James Kennedy on this season of Vanderpump Rules. Instead of his antics, we’ve been bombarded by Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s pre-wedding activities, Kristen Doute’s feud with Stassi Schroeder and Katie Maloney, and the 13,534 new additions to the cast.
However, James makes his return tonight, and it’s far from triumphant. Lisa Vanderpump suspects that James had been drinking again, which he probably was. He also gets in a fight with his girlfriend Raquel Leviss. Yes, she’s a cast member now too.
When Vandeprump Rules first started, Stassi Schroeder put Scheana Marie through the ringer at SUR. She had Scheana excessively polish the silverware and glasses. Stassi also threw many digs at Scheana for having an affair with Brandi Glanville’s ex-husband Eddie Cibrian.
Fast forward to Season 8, Scheana is still a waitress at SUR (which makes no financial or logistical sense to me) and she’s hazing the new girl Dayna Kathan. She claims that she’s “training” Dayna, but all know that she’s just mad about Dayna hooking up with Max Boyens. However, I’m sure Scheana is over him now that those racist tweets have resurfaced. Oh, and Scheana does have a boyfriend now. Ariana Madix said it best when she declared, “you either die the hero or live long enough to be the villain,” i.e. “you either die a Scheana or live long enough to become a Stassi.”