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Stassi went over to Tom and Katie’s house to hang out. Upon her arrival, she found Katie straightening Tom’s hair. Normal. They sat around shooting the shit until Stassi received a text message from her ex-bestie, Kristen.
Kristen infamously slept with Jax, Stassi’s ex-boyfriend at the time. Stassi claimed that she hasn’t heard anything from Kristen in over a year, so she was quite surprised to hear that she wanted to meet. Stassi agreed because she thought Kristen may finally find some balls to apologize. It’s been a year, baby cakes. Ain’t happening.
But in a totally unrelated matter, Lisa Vanderpump asked Tom to bartend again. This is after he walked out of his shift because he was having a panic attack. Too many people, not enough Fireball—I get it, dude. Tom took the invitation to come back to Pump as a compliment, but Lisa later assured him that she was just desperate as hell for some extra hands.
Stassi and Kristen met up to talk. Kristen had a very large bottle of wine, waiting for Stassi to grace her with her presence. She welcomed Stassi back to Los Angeles and Stassi wasn’t being that big of a bitch, surprisingly. Kristen made an attempt at a half ass apology by telling her that she had no malicious intent by sleeping with Jax. She admitted that she had planned to take that secret to the grave, but nonetheless she said sorry and Stassi thanked her.
To be honest, Stassi didn’t really seem the least bit phased about being there for Kristen’s apology. She wanted to confront Kristen about the Tom and Katie cheating rumors swirling around the LA social circle. Stassi felt that Kristen was actively trying to take them down. Kristen claimed that she knows for a fact that Schwartz cheated on Katie with two different people. Mind you, this is coming from the chick that lied for three months about fucking Jax.
Kristen said she wasn’t out to ruin their lives or take them down, but she felt that because she was basically “exiled” for doing what she did, then they should have to experience that too. Jax and Kristen said that Schwartz slept with his friend in Las Vegas and made out with a friend of Scheana Marie’s. Granted, I wouldn’t put it past most people in this crowd, but Schwartz seems like a genuinely good guy. Oh, not to mention the fact that Jax and Kristen are pathological liars.
Jax met his therapist for yet another session that viewers watch and ultimately feel dumber for having done so. He’s a really hot guy, but dumb as fucking rocks. He told the doctor that he cried watching The Green Mile because one of the characters was tough on the outside but weak on the inside. Can someone tell me how much this chick gets paid to listen to this bullshit? After he wiped his tears and realized he has a penis, he told her that he saw Katie cheat on Tom and felt obligated to tell him.
Stassi and Katie discussed the cheating rumors a little more in depth. Stassi told Katie what Kristen revealed to her at lunch, but Katie firmly believed that Tom would never do that. Stassi wholeheartedly agreed with her that Tom wouldn’t cheat. They both decided that Katie needed to confront Jax and Kristen about the rumors they’ve been spreading.
Kristen approached Jax at SUR to discuss that Katie thinks they are both out to get her. Kristen thought that Jax needed to own the fact that he said Tom cheated on Katie in Vegas, but he back pedalled and claimed he didn’t say that. Classic Jax Taylor. Jax said he would love nothing more than for Tom to “rail a girl right in front of her.” You, my friend, are a standup guy.
Katie took Jax aside to ask him about the rumor he’s been spreading. In classic Jax fashion, he swore he had nothing to do with it. He told her deal with the issue with Kristen. It is definitely possible that Kristen fabricated the story because she is hurt that she isn’t friends with Katie anymore, who remains close with Stassi. Katie flat out asked Jax if Tom cheated on her and he point blank said “no”. Katie went back to Kristen. Kristen told her that she thinks Tom is a really great guy, but believes that he definitely fooled around in Vegas.
Schwartz came strutting on the scene ready to enter the ring of fire. He sat down with Katie to ask what was going on. She told him everything that the SUR lunatics had been saying about them. Without hesitation, Tom admitted that he did, in fact, make out with someone. He said it was over a year ago after they had a massive fight. Katie immediately started crying and looked completely devastated. He kept reiterating to Katie that he is not a cheater and she shot him down by telling him that he certainly is. Sure enough, Jax walked out as they were talking. Katie ripped into him about what he said to Kristen at the bar. She told him she hates him more than life and he told her to go cry some more.
I feel like my IQ dropped drastically after watching that.
Tom met up with Jax to see what the hell is going on with the rumors. Jax admitted that he made it up. Whether Jax hates Katie or not, Tom made it clear that he cannot disrespect his relationship like that. After all this nonsense, Jax takes the cake for biggest douchebag in the world—with Schwartz at a very close second.
Katie, Stassi, and Kristina ordered pizza and drank wine as they talked about Katie’s current situation. She revealed that Tom told her that there have been times in their relationship that he was extremely unhappy and questioning any future marriage all together. She seemed genuinely heartbroken, but she assured the girls that Tom is the man she wants to marry. Stassi told her that she never wants to see them break up, but standing up for herself is imperative.
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Give us your best meme of Kamala destroying Pence at the debates: GO!
After months of deliberation, Joe Biden has picked Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate.
Harris became nationally recognized after she surged to prominence in the 2020 Democratic primary season. Notoriously, she called Biden out about racial issues during the first Democratic debate. "There was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public school, and she bused to school every day," she said in a speech that has now become famous. "And that little girl was me."
55-year-old Harris is currently the only Black woman in the Senate. She served as California's Attorney General prior to being elected in 2016.
Harris was born in Oakland, California; her father is from Jamaica and her mother from India. She studied at Howard University and then at University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. She worked as a prosecutor in Alameda County and San Francisco before running for district attorney and then attorney general.
As a Senator, Harris was on the Intelligence Committee which interrogated Trump about Russia, and she also made waves through her interrogations of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Attorney General William Barr and Brett Kavanaugh.
This is how Kamala Harris handled Barr. Now imagine how she’ll handle Pence. #BidenHarris2020 https://t.co/UbRcW4vzpy— Rantt Media (@Rantt Media)1597179179.0
Since her 2020 presidential campaign concluded, Harris has focused on the Senate's response to the coronavirus crisis, as well as their response to systemic police brutality and racist violence. In the past, Harris worked closely with Joe Biden's late son, Beau, on challenging big banks in the wake of the housing crisis.
Biden announced the decision via email and text messages to his supporters. "You make a lot of important decisions as president. But the first one is who you select to be your Vice President," he wrote Tuesday afternoon. "I've decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Donald Trump and Mike Pence and then to lead this nation starting in January 2021. These aren't normal times. I need someone working alongside me who is smart, tough, and ready to lead. Kamala is that person."
If elected, Harris would be the first vice president to be female or a person of color. "I think that she will help bring a strong voice on issues of immigration and racial justice," said Rep. Ro Khanna, a Fremont Democrat who backed Harris' opponent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the primaries. "Given her life story, to see someone like her selected ... it will be encouraging to so many young people of different backgrounds."
Harris's mixed record as a prosecutor and her vacillation on progressive policies like Medicare for All has come under fire from many progressives' but in this scenario, even the most radical progressives seem to agree that Biden must be elected in order to oust Trump.
Immediate reactions to the Biden-Harris ticket on social media indicated how much supporters were looking forward to seeing Harris face off with Pence during the debates: The match-up seems to be made in meme-heaven.
I will take EXTREME pleasure watching Kamala Harris eat Mike Pence alive in a debate. JUST SAYING.— Adam Rippon (@Adam Rippon)1597180224.0
Kamala Harris waving goodbye to Mike Pence’s wig after the first VP debate https://t.co/ZYplRfTG4E— Joey Nolfi (@Joey Nolfi)1597178245.0
mike pence on his way to the first debate against kamala harris https://t.co/A1PBV94fiI— chase (@chase)1597177622.0
Perhaps meme culture is the best response to the Biden-Harris ticket, as Democrats must support Biden as the only way to oust Trump–though Biden is far from ideal. "Biden is very problematic in many ways, not only in terms of his past and the role that he played in pushing toward mass incarceration, but he has indicated that he is opposed to disbanding the police, and this is definitely what we need," said civil rights activist Angela Davis.
Davis continued, "The election will not so much be about who gets to lead the country to a better future, but rather how we can support ourselves and our own ability to continue to organize and place pressure on those in power. And I don't think there's a question about which candidate would allow that process to unfold."
We ranked the worst parts of Internet fandom in no particular order—since they're all terrible.
As harmless hobbies, most fandoms are predicated on the universal ideal that most media is entertainment, liking things feels good, and you don't get to be an asshole if all don't appreciate your favorite thing.
But at the heart of every Internet dumpster fire, there's an ardent fanbase trolling forums and picking fights about their terrible opinions. While it's one thing to be overly-invested in the love lives of the Kardashians or easily excitable over Lady Gaga's burgeoning film career, some people's dedication to their fandoms can shape their identities.
An obnoxious fandom may simply take every opportunity to flood the Internet with memes, but toxic fandoms can turn into bullying communities, with some circulating intolerant, even harmful, rhetoric. From misogyny and racism to calls for violence and public doxxing, these out-of-control fan bases are some of the worst one's active today. Thanks to the return of Rick & Morty season 4 last night, we're reminded of these insufferable fanbases now more than ever.
1. "The Real Ricks" - Rick & Morty
In 2013, Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon's adult animation about an anti-hero mad scientist and his meek grandson began as an innocuous half-hour comedy. Soon, its niche appeal to speculative fiction geeks with irreverent senses of humor garnered a cult following. But a small fraction of the fanbase latched onto Rick's nihilistic and hyper-intelligent misanthropy and basically took it way too seriously. On Facebook, a private group of like-minded "Real Ricks" identified with the character so much that they focused the fandom on defending Rick's narcissism and lack of compassion. Their serious devotion is mocked by the highly circulated "copypasta" post: "To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humor is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer's head."
"Real Ricks" radicalize Rick's tongue-in-cheek quips ("I don't do adventures with chicks") into actual misogyny (including harassing the show's female writers). They elevate Rick's worldview as a guiding pseudo-philosophy that recognizes and even pities "superior" men for their lonely existences as the smartest and most capable humans alive. Although it's a small fraction of the fanbase, it's among the loudest online, which is enough to sour the show's actual merits of unique comedic timing and sharp commentary.
Despite the Internet "canceling" Dan Harmon every few years, it seems that Rick & Morty and its fans will never die.
2. "BTS Army" - BTS
Twitter User: JooniesBoop
Aside from the fact that BTS is not a unique pop group and have no appeal if you're not a fan of K-pop, the fan base's zealotry is annoying, at best, and alarming, at worst. People's most common interactions with the "BTS Army" involve their obsessive gate-keeping of how the Internet talks about its members. The value of its boys (if we dare to speak their names), Namjoon, Hoseok, Jimin, Yoongi, Jungkook, Jin and Taehyung, knows no bounds. But that over-protective doting on the band results in vicious bullying of anyone who expresses a dissenting opinion, from name-calling to racially charged abuse.
Many black BTS fans have shared their experiences with racism from the BTS community. Some fans have received comments on their user pictures that black people aren't "worthy" to be fans of BTS, while another shared, "I've been called ni**** and also told to go pick cotton and it's always anonymous. But they always let me know that they're Armys because they always end the message [with] 'we don't claim you in Army.'" While the Internet always hosts hateful posts, toxic fandoms can unite bullies under a common cause and attempt to justify the harassment of others with their love for their idols.
3. Elon Musk
The cult of personality surrounding Elon Musk is a mix of celebrity worship, self-righteousness, and buying into the man's own savior complex. His core fanbase clings to the notion that Musk's tech-savvy can save humanity. While the group's moral superiority and defensiveness make them insufferable, their willful ignorance of his companies' environmental downsides and disregard for worker safety makes them stubbornly blind. To justify (if not outright deny) Musk's unsound, erratic behavior, many claim that journalists are actively sabotaging his vision of the future. Again, not every supporter of Elon Musk is a devout fan, bordering on worshipper, but those who elevate the problematic billionaire to icon status just muddy the waters of progressive change.
Musk's acolytes were even named the "Worst Dedicated Fan Base" in a March-Madness-style tournament, cynically hosted by The Onion's Michelle Spies. "Elon Musk is their masculine technologic messiah, sent to bring them into a new era," she explained. "They will defend their billionaire Lord to the death."
4. Jordan Peterson
As a clinical psychology professor-turned-YouTuber philosopher, Jordan Peterson appeals to mostly male, disaffected twenty-something-year-olds who cling to his paternalistic self-help advice in place of real guidance. His best-selling nonfiction book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos matches the interests of his 1.9 million YouTube subscribers.
Namely, Peterson offers rudimentary tips for self-improvement and a sympathetic attitude that claims progressivism and Leftist politics have made it harder for young men to reach their full potential. His insular fanbase clings to Peterson's theories that "the masculine spirit is under assault" and feminists have "an unconscious wish for brutal male domination." The mix of personal insecurities and finding scapegoats for one's dissatisfaction with life leads a faction of fans to circulate misogynist and transphobic ideas couched in conservative politics.
5. "Bro Army" - PewDiePie
Felix Kjellberg (a.k.a PewDiePie) tops the YouTube playground with 106 million subscribers to his gaming vlog, but his controversial satire of Nazi salutes, racial slurs, and alt-right beliefs attracts a loyal fan base that has no clear understanding of irony. With a majority of his followers skewing younger than 24-years-old (11% being younger than 17), PewDiePie's fanbase is active in the meme-culture of recycled imagery that blurs whether the intention is satirical or genuine. When the shooter of two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand quoted a popular meme about the YouTuber before opening fire, Kjellberg publicly clarified that he was "absolutely sickened having [his] name uttered by this person" and in no way condoned the action. Still, PewDiePie's blunt, unsophisticated riffing on anti-Semitic and alt-right sentiments risks "normalizing hatred" rather than mocking it.
In August 2020, PewDiePie's playlist was leaked, and his fans began leaving transphobic and homophobic comments en masse on some of the artists' pages. Some music artists have even openly asked, "Pewdiepie please don’t listen to my music" because his fans are so toxic.
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