‘RHOC’: Vicki Gunvalson Backtracks Call To Boycott Season 15 and Provokes Fan Reactions

by Jeremy Spirogis
Vicki Gunvalson

Vicki Gunvalson introduced earlier this 12 months she was retiring from The Real Housewives of Orange County after 14 years. The OG of the OC had been diminished to a “friend of” position in season 14 and was not supplied her orange again for season 15. Amidst her exit, she informed a fan on social media to boycott the brand new season as she wouldn’t be in it. After weeks of constructing that assertion, Gunvalson is clearing up her remark.

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Why did Vicki Gunvalson go away ‘RHOC?’

As manufacturing for season 15 of RHOC was ramping up, contracts for the Housewives had been being reviewed. At the top of January, Gunvalson introduced that she had departed the Bravo actuality sequence.

“I’ll at all times be the OG of the OC, however it’s time to say goodbye to The Real Housewives of Orange County,” Gunvalson wrote on Instagram. “It’s been an incredible ride for 14 years and I want [to] thank all of you for your support, for your love and for ‘whooping it up’ with me along the way.”

At the time, she informed followers she was not going to be gone from the limelight utterly as she was launching a brand new podcast.

“I’ve been working on new projects that will be exciting, empowering and inspirational,” she continued. “My podcast with Westwood One can be launching quickly and I’ll have far more to say about this on Whoop it up with Vicki. I hope you’ll be a part of me on my new journey, so please keep tuned. I really like all my followers, and I wish to thank Bravo and Evolution for this unbelievable expertise which my household and I’ve will always remember.”

Call to boycott ‘RHOC’

Gunvalson has shut interactions along with her followers on social media. After a fan requested her in regards to the new season, the insurance coverage maven informed the fan to boycott the brand new season of RHOC since she was not going to be on it. Weeks after the incident, the star is now backtracking her assertion.

“I love Bravo, but they don’t love me, so when somebody said something about the show is going to go down without you I’m like, ‘Just boycott it!’” she mentioned within the newest episode of her podcast Whoop it Up with Vicki. “I don’t really mean for them to be boycotted. I meant for — The truth is, I don’t really believe that the show is going to be strong without us. If the ratings are down — This was my comeback on it. It was 10 or 11 or 12 o’clock at night after I got done working and somebody said, ‘The show is not going to be the show without you and Tamra on it,’ and I said, ‘Just boycott it then.’ And it came out.”

Fans react to Vicki Gunvalson’s clarification

After Gunvalson supplied readability on her remarks, followers had quite a bit to say.

“What about those of us that boycotted because of her? I may actually tune in this season,” a fan said.

“The reason I’m watching is cuz she ain’t there,” a viewer commented.

“She is so obsessed with being on the show,” a Twitter consumer mentioned. “I wonder if she thinks this will bring her back? Trying to hurt viewership, freaking on camera, and suing Bravo, I’d say her fate is sealed.”

“Can we just boycott Vicki or permanently social distance from her?” one other fan tweeted.

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