We’ve heard numerous voices weighing in on the Scandoval. Now Meghan McCain is making her voice heard to return to the protection of… Raquel Leviss?! Not solely that, she’s selecting her over Ariana Madix?? Um, we’ve got some questions.
In an op-ed for DailyMail.com on Wednesday, the 38-year-old delved deep into all issues Vanderpump Guidelines — particularly the continued Tom Sandoval dishonest fallout. However within the former The View host’s sizzling take — she says she’s feeling extra for Raquel! Sure, the identical Raquel who knowingly had an affair together with her bestie’s boyfriend of practically a decade (maybe even for attention, according to some)!
The columnist began out by calling this entire scandal out for what it’s — a jackpot for Bravo:
“This was TV gold. It was the form of real-life automotive crash that any connoisseur of unscripted slop relishes.”
We are able to’t disagree there! However when the drama began turning into one thing extra controversial, Meghan stated, “one thing went terribly unsuitable”:
“Tom and Raquel had been smothered in hate — actual hate. As ‘Scandoval’ performed out within the media for months, I discovered myself feeling extra compassion for Raquel than Ariana.”
Whereas explaining her POV, John McCain‘s daughter referred to as the 28-year-old actuality star “an emotionally muted brunette bombshell” who “pumped Ariana — on digicam — for the nitty-gritty on her and Tom’s relationship and intercourse life.” She additionally acknowledges that Raquel “pretended to be a involved good friend” to Ariana whereas going behind her again and sleeping together with her man.
HOWEVER, the punishment, in her thoughts, doesn’t match the crime!
“Sure, she and Tom had behaved terribly. However she took duty for what she did, and she or he was clearly struggling. Raquel checked herself right into a psychological well being facility and had been in hiding — till the reunion finale … Actuality tv is supposed to be escapism, not sadism. But that’s what this grew to become. Raquel was shaking and crying. And all of it could have taken a terrifying toll. … At what level is sufficient — sufficient?”
Wow. Some significantly sizzling takes right here! It didn’t seem to be Raquel was “shaking and crying” within the midst of the affair, although. Is she sorry she did it — or sorry she obtained caught? And sure, it’s honest to really feel sympathy for somebody in ache. That’s simply empathy, and it’s an excellent factor.
In reality, Ariana and Lala Kent themselves have backed down from speaking trash about Raquel. Even they appear to assume the entire thing has gone a bit too far. With that being stated, although, even when it’s justified to really feel just a little compassion for the way large this has blown up — is it cheap to really feel MORE compassion for Raquel than Ariana?? We imply, let’s not overlook who the sufferer is simply because one of many perpetrators is feeling actually unhealthy.
As for the way forward for Pump Guidelines, the Soiled Attractive Politics writer stated she needs to see a Raquel redemption arc:
“Bravo shouldn’t overlook about Raquel — they need to be thanking her. [The] ‘Scandoval’ introduced the present and the community a level of cultural significance that they’ve by no means achieved earlier than. And from right here now on out, they need to proceed with a degree of sensitivity that this debacle deserves. I, for one, need to watch how her story performs out.”
Now THAT seems like TV gold! We imply, everybody deserves a second probability — in the event that they do the work to get it. Seeing her flip it round over a season or two and actually earn everybody’s respect would be wonderful. However that’s as much as her, isn’t it?
What do U assume, Perezcious readers?