After being labeled as a “bully” by a number of viewers, and co-star Stassi Schroeder, for degrading Raquel in front of their co-stars and telling her she needs to stay in her place, Lala took to her Instagram page. There, she told her fans and followers that she will “never” care what people think of her behavior on the show as a number of her audience members flooded her page with backlash.
“I have never and will never be someone who cares what people think of me when it comes to what they see on Vanderpump Rules,” she wrote. “To me, everything comes with the territory. We pop off, we act out, it is what it is.”
According to Lala, she’s always treated people as she treated Raquel on Tuesday’s show and doesn’t seem to mind all the bully labels she’s received.
“My fighting style has been this way for quite some time. I’ll own when I’m wrong or when I’ve gone too far, but to live in shame, that’s not happening. Life is too short. I love being on Vanderpump Rules, I love the process of filming, I love how everyone’s outlook is different, I love when people go toes, and I love when people make-up even more. At the end of the day this is reality TV and I want to thank y’all so much for watching,” Lala explained.
She then added, “I love you, even if you don’t love me.”
After seeing that Lala had seemingly doubled down on her poor treatment of Raquel in her post, hundreds of people left messages for the reality star on Instagram, many of whom were absolutely disgusted with Lala’s statements.
“You could just be a kinder human being,” one person said. “The way you treat people is absolutely vile and disgusting especially people that haven’t done anything to you.”
“You really are a bully,” another wrote. “It’s quite sad and embarrassing. You feel big and bad for yelling at a meek young lady. It’s honestly pathetic.”
A couple of other Instagram users also weighed in. One person said that their view on Lala changed, and another suggested that Lala believed she was “better than” Raquel.
While Lala has certainly received her fair share of backlash in recent days, she’s also received tons of support, including kind messages from her Pump Rules co-stars, Kristen Doute, Katie Maloney, and Brittany Cartwright, who weighed in on Lala’s Instagram post on Wednesday night.
“I love this La,” Kristen wrote.
“I love you boo!” said Katie.
Vanderpump Rules season eight airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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