Katie Maloneyis a force you don’t want to mess with. The Vanderpump Rules star isn’t afraid to stand up to her haters, who have body-shamed her in the past.
Maloney has been candid about gaining weight since she first appeared on the Bravo hit when she was in her 20s.
“[My husband] Tom [Schwartz] would tell me not to read it and that the comments don’t matter but it’s just not me to ignore it,” she once told DuJour magazine. “People tend to be insensitive about the issues and dehumanize us when they attack us on social media. It can be so rotten and toxic sometimes.”
“It was very uncomfortable. … I had a hard time processing what he was saying to me. I literally thought he told me I looked good and then he kept going,” Maloney told Us Weekly exclusively in March 2018. “I just still think don’t ever say anything like that to someone. If you’re a decent person, you don’t have to apologize for a simple thing like that.”
The following season, Maloney’s costar James Kennedycalled her “fat” during a heated argument at SUR’s pride event. As a result, the DJ was fired from his gig at the West Hollywood hotspot.
“I don’t want you to go back to questioning how beautiful you are. He’s an idiot,” Vanderpump told Maloney on a December 2018 episode.
“But he’s an idiot who gets away with speaking abusive language toward women, and I don’t tolerate that anymore,” she fired back. “I don’t think it’s right that I should show up to work and have to subject myself to that kind of language. This has been a home — a family — for me for almost nine years. I am not willing to work in a place where this is tolerated.”