Fans are still recovering from the polarizing revelation that Lisa Vanderpump is not returning to The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
But even before she shared that news, Lisa was so over the show.
On this week’s aftershow, Lisa had so much more to say … including an invitation for her erstwhile castmates to go eff themselves.
On Tuesday night’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Aftershow, Lisa Vanderpump was not mincing words.
“Did I tell them all to go f–k themselves yet, or not?” she asked a producer. “Or did we leave that bit out?”
“Uh,” the producer responded delicately. “Did you tell them all to go f–k themselves?”
That’s an important point to clarify.
“Okay, I’m joking,” Lisa said. “But carry on.”
Lisa explained that she felt like public enemy number one on the show.
“To have five against one is just not a good place to be,” she expressed.
“I just think it’s something I would never encourage or ever condone.” Lisa opined.
She added: “I don’t like to see it in my businesses when it’s all against one.”
“I certainly have never ever supported my children if they were ever guilty of that choice,” Lisa noted. “So for me, I just would never be part of that.”
There’s more to it than Lisa not enjoying being ganged up upon.
She says that she also doesn’t like being reduced to a single role in the eyes of so many.
“I’ve always said I’m not just a Housewife,” Lisa recalled.
“I didn’t make a career out of being a Housewife,” she clarified. “‘Housewives’ has documented my life.”
“I don’t have time for bulls–t negative minutiae,” Lisa expressed. “I don’t.”
“I will continue to run my businesses: five restaurants, the dog center, dog center in China,” Lisa Vanderpump vowed.
She promised to also continue “my political activity fighting for many things.”
Those causes include “LGBTQ, humane treatment for dogs, working with Trevor Project, the suicide prevention, Vegas.”
“There’s only one of me,” she expressed.
Lisa predicts: “My Housewives will probably say, ‘Thank God.'”
Kyle Richards begs to differ.
While she admits that if Lisa were to suddenly show up again at social gatherings, they’d be surprised, Kyle predicts that her friendship would be welcome.
“Everybody wants to move forward so much,” Kyle said. “That we’ll work through this!”
“I think it’d be actually better if [she] were here and joined us and worked through it together,” she opined.
Kylie suggested that it was a preferable alternative “instead of via Twitter and stories and this sort of backdoor situation happening.”
It was a delight to see Brandi Glanville on camera, discussing her unlikely friendship with Denise Richards.
She also threw shade on Lisa Vanderpump (but these days, who isn’t?).
Lisa may have a point about feeling ganged up upon and not needing her Housewife status to be happy.
But we have to agree with Kyle Richards — if Lisa made an effort to mend fences, things would improve.
If she doesn’t want to, however, no one can make her.