On the most recent episode of her podcast, Scheana Shay and guest Crystal Kung-Minkoff of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills talked about their time at BravoCon, and it seemed like she was taking jabs at one of her Vanderpump Rules costars.
Following Crystal’s (40) observation that some Real Housewives of New York City cast members were “rude,” which led to Olivia Flowers (31), star of Southern Charm, calling Crystal “rude,” Scheana (38), claimed to have seen a specific Bravolebrity “being so extremely rude” to a fan or staffer at the Las Vegas event.
“I went up to the person and I apologized on [the Bravo star’s] behalf because I was like, ‘I don’t want this to be a reflection on all of us. I am so sorry. None of this is your fault,’” Scheana recalled on the November 17 episode of Scheananigans, via Heavy. “It was just like — I was blown away. And then other people were supporting that behavior. And I was just like ‘What is happening right now? They’re doing the best they can.’”
According to Crystal, she does not “understand” Bravolebrities “who are not willing to give back” to fans.
“Stop riding your high horse. Who believe you to be? You might have been on that end at one point. All of us are simply the same person. That’s why I knew, as soon as I saw it, that those weren’t my people. “Those are not people I like.” stated Crystal.
And these women are not the first to voice their opinions. Fans of Pump Rules may have noticed that on the November 10 episode of his podcast, When Reality Hits With Jax and Brittany, 44-year-old Jax Taylor disparaged an anonymous Bravo celebrity for their unkind treatment of fans.
Jax acknowledged that he “know[s] this person pretty well” and stated that they ought to have been more polite.
“I was kind of like, ‘These people paid so much money to be there, to see you.’ There was one person in particular that I saw when I was walking by that was almost — couldn’t be bothered. That didn’t want to take a picture,” he revealed. “I’m like, ‘These people pay your bills.’ You’re not a talented actor where you’re signed by Paramount or Sony in a movie. That’s a whole different thing. You are solely here because the people want you here.”
Also on Scheananigans, per Heavy, Scheana fired back at recent rumors claiming she forced fans to buy her album, Good As Gold, before she would take a photo with them.
“I saw a bunch of rumors though that people were like, ‘Oh is it true that you wouldn’t take photos with anyone unless they bought a vinyl? How could you make people pay for photos?’ And I’m like, ‘Hold up, let’s just clear that up,’” Scheana stated.
She emphasized that purchasing her album was not necessary in order to take pictures, even though she acknowledged that it was on sale at the event. She said she was “taking photos with everyone, everywhere.”
“We set up photo ops in which people simply line up. They receive their pictures. We have a brief meet and greet. Of course, when I worked in the booth [selling albums], I gave priority to customers who purchased vinyl and wanted it signed. She said, “And I was taking pictures with them.” “After then, I would stop whenever I had time before moving on to the next panel or something else. I would snap pictures.
That said, it wasn’t always possible to pose with fans.
“We’re being ushered with security to get from point A to point B as quick as possible. They don’t let me stop. And I will never say no to a photo. And anyone who has ever met me knows that I say yes to everything. So it’s like I’m having my team and security literally pulling me away. And I’m like, ‘Wait, wait, wait, photo, photo!’” she said.
Vanderpump Rules season 11 is set to premiere on Bravo in January 2024.