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

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 “good friend of” function in season 14 and was not offered her orange back 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 creating that assertion, Gunvalson is clearing up her remark.

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Why did Vicki Gunvalson depart ‘RHOC?’

As manufacturing for season 15 of RHOC was ramping up, contracts for the Housewives have been being reviewed. On the finish of January, Gunvalson introduced that she had departed the Bravo actuality collection.

“I’ll all the time be the OG of the OC, nevertheless it’s time to say goodbye to The Actual Housewives of Orange County,” Gunvalson wrote on Instagram. “It’s been an unbelievable journey for 14 years and I would like [to] thank all of you on your help, on your love and for ‘whooping it up’ with me alongside the way in which.”

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

“I’ve been engaged on new initiatives that might be thrilling, empowering and inspirational,” she continued. “My podcast with Westwood One might be launching quickly and I’ll have rather 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 like all my followers, and I need to thank Bravo and Evolution for this unbelievable expertise which my household and I’ve will always remember.”

Name to boycott ‘RHOC’

Gunvalson has shut interactions together 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 like Bravo, however they don’t love me, so when any person mentioned one thing in regards to the present goes to go down with out you I’m like, ‘Simply boycott it!’” she mentioned within the newest episode of her podcast Whoop it Up with Vicki. “I don’t actually imply for them to be boycotted. I meant for — The reality is, I don’t actually consider that the present goes to be sturdy with out us. If the rankings are down — This was my comeback on it. It was 10 or 11 or 12 o’clock at evening after I bought carried out working and any person mentioned, ‘The present will not be going to be the present with out you and Tamra on it,’ and I mentioned, ‘Simply boycott it then.’ And it got here out.”

Followers react to Vicki Gunvalson’s clarification

After Gunvalson supplied readability on her remarks, followers had loads to say.

“What about these of us that boycotted due to her? I may very well tune on this season,” a fan said.

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

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“She is so obsessive about being on the present,” a Twitter consumer mentioned. “I’m wondering if she thinks it will convey her again? Making an attempt to harm viewership, freaking on digital camera, and suing Bravo, I’d say her destiny is sealed.”

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

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