PHOTO: Scheana Shay Responds to Criticism After Posing With Tom Sandoval in ‘Happy’ Pic Amid Vanderpump Rules Filming, Explains Photo and Shares if He is Forgiven as Lala Reacts

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PHOTO: Scheana Shay Responds to Criticism After Posing With Tom Sandoval in 'Happy' Pic Amid Vanderpump Rules Filming, Explains Photo and Shares if He is Forgiven as Lala Reacts

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Scheana Shay is fighting back after being accused of offering forgiveness to Tom Sandoval following his messy affair with Raquel Leviss.

Following the release of a fan photo from Lake Tahoe, which featured the Vanderpump Rules cast member smiling next to Sandoval with her arm around his back, Scheana shared a number of social media posts, insisting she was only “doing [her] job.”

“I don’t know why I feel the need to defend taking a photo with my hand like this [in a fist] in the back of someone,” Scheana began in a post shared to her Instagram Story on July 20.

“People are so stupid,” agreed Lala Kent, who was laying beside her. “It still blows my mind that people don’t realize that we’re filming a show. And it was that girl’s birthday. What are we gonna be like, ‘No, absolutely not?’ No. Happy birthday. Let’s take a f-cking picture. It’s called adulting.”

Scheana then noted that she and her castmates, including Sandoval, had gone to Harrah’s, where Lisa Vanderpump is opening a restaurant later this year, as a group.

“We’re all here. We hopped in a photo. I happen to be standing where I was standing. [I] take photos with strangers every f-cking day. I stand like that. You smile, and tilt my head to my good side,” she explained.

Vanderpump Rules Scheana Shay Claps Back After Sandoval Pic in Bed With Lala Kent

As Pump Rules fans may have seen, a fan on Instagram shared her pic outside of Harrah’s earlier this week. And in it, Sandoval stood smiling between Scheana and her husband, Brock Davies.

Vanderpump Rules Scheana Shay with Arm Around Tom Sandoval in Lake Tahoe

After being accused of giving Sandoval grace after he disturbingly betrayed Ariana Madix for months, Scheana took to her Twitter page, where she reacted to backlash from the pic.

“Everyone is out here in the streets saying [Scheana] looks way to happy to be standing next to Sandoval but when hasn’t she posed for a pic? Know who you’re talking about,” someone wrote on the social media platform on July 19.

“Literally!” Scheana agreed. “I’m posing in a photo for a fan. I take photos w strangers on the daily and have my arm bent up behind ppl. End of story. Should I look miserable in a group fan photo I got thrown in walking to our car?”

Vanderpump Rules Scheana Shay Explains Pic With Tom Sandoval in Lake Tahoe

Prior to the post, Scheana responded to a fan page who asked if Sandoval’s voice was heard in one of her Instagram Story clips and said they guessed that “all is forgiven.”

“Who said all is forgiven?? We are all here for Lisa,” Scheana insisted.

Vanderpump Rules Scheana Shay Denies Forgiving Sandoval After Lake Tahoe Reunion

But not everyone believed her.

“ALL IS FORGIVEN or else you wouldn’t be there,” someone else alleged. “Don’t use Lisa as your excuse Scheana. If I don’t like somebody, nothing is going to get me to hang around them.”

Still, Scheana denied making amends with her co-star.

“Soooo I shouldn’t be here doing my job!?” she asked.

Vanderpump Rules Scheana Shay Says She's Doing Her Job After Reuniting With Sandoval

Vanderpump Rules season 11 is expected to premiere on Bravo sometime later this year or early next year.