As fans know, Katie and James got into a verbal squabble on the Dec 16th airing of the Bravo reality series.
The incident occurred at SUR’s gay pride party — James called Katie fat — commenting that the shorts she was wearing weren’t “working for her.” The diss sent Katie into a tailspin and she issued an ultimatum to her boss, Lisa Vanderpump — fire James or risk losing her, but Katie’s on-air stunt backfired with fans.
— Terry 😉 (@sellmeahome) December 24, 2018
@LisaVanderpump I’m not advocating for @itsjameskennedy BUT if u claim u can’t have James as a face for ur businesses than WHY is Katie & Jax around?! Katie has slut shamed Scheana, Lala & other women! Jax has also slut shamed, fat shamed & womanized! #VanderpumpRules #PumpRules pic.twitter.com/iooluae2GR
— susan sing (@firefox_53) December 24, 2018
#vanderpumprules Katie we are in a twilight zone where your were a sloppy nasty mean drunk 1-2 seasons ago where you were called out and given a chance to change so why can’t James be given that? How many times did you do it again after you knew you had a problem? #entiltedmuch
— cierra 🤣 (@cierranclint) December 30, 2018
A fan pointed out Katie’s previous bullying of Lala Kent, in response to Katie tweeting, “I know the truth, say what you want…
#abuse #consent,” on December 24.
“Y’all I’m flipped around idk who’s side to be on this season 😭😭😭 I feel for Katie because derogatory comments should not be tolerated at any establishment, but I mean KATIE LOOK IN THE MIRROR GIRL YOU HARASSED LALA FOR AN ENTIRE SEASON,” the fan wrote.
This prompted Katie to respond by explaining that she’s apologized and moved on, “Exactly. I atoned. I was a hateful self loathing individual. I wasn’t happy. I apologized and I grew from that experience. That was nearly 3 years ago babe, move on.”
When fans did not respond with support and words of encouragement, Katie then tweeted a cryptic message — alluding to other people involved that she’s standing up for.
Other fans pointed out that Katie started the fight with James but neglected to share her part in triggering his fat-shaming response.
— Marie B (@nocchio16) December 18, 2018
Did #Schwartz Say " Katie's Not Fat, She's Succulent And Luscious" To James? Yeah That's How I Want My BF, I Mean, Husband Defending Me😐😐😐😨😨 P.S. She Is A Hypocrite. She Started It. James Finished It. #PumpRules #VanderpumpRules
— Happy Walk Happy Dog (@HappyWalkHappyD) December 18, 2018
— TomNJerry 🇺🇸❌❤️ (@Hannahb40716431) December 24, 2018
Do you think Katie Maloney is a hypocrite? Should Lisa Vanderpump have been given a final demand to fire James Kennedy? Sound off in the comments below!