'Most hated man in America': Tom Sandoval compares himself to O.J. Simpson, George Floyd

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Vanderpump Rules Tom Sandoval found himself in the midst of a heated scandal -- dubbed "Scandoval" -- after he was caught cheating on his then-fiance Ariana Madix with his co-star Rachel (Raquel) Leviss. Now, the "most hated man in America" has spoken to The New York Times Magazine about the scandal... And Bravo fans and stars have opinions on some of the things he said.


Tom Sandoval makes a bold comparison

While speaking to The New York Times Magazine, Tom Sandoval shared his thoughts on how the cheating scandal has impacted his life. While the majority of the internet is on the side of his ex, Ariana Madix, and even Rachel Leviss has made a podcast where she's spoken out about regretting the scandal, it seems that Tom Sandoval has a different view.

"I’m not a pop-culture historian really, but I witnessed the O.J. Simpson thing and George Floyd and all these big things, which is really weird to compare this to that, I think, but do you think in a weird way it’s a little bit the same?"

The NYT Magazine article mentions that Rylie, a recently hired member of Sandoval's PR team, joined them for the interview and the journalist speaking to him saw Rylie typing on her phone after Sandoval compared himself cheating on Ariana Madix to O.J. Simpson being accused of killing his wife and George Floyd's death.

The article says that people at Bravo were "concerned" about Sandoval's statement.

Bravolebrities respond to Sandoval's claims

It's not just fans that are reacting to Tom Sandoval's bold comparison. Even a few Bravolebrities have spoken out against him, including Katie Maloney who said what most fans of Vanderpump Rules were thinking after seeing this interview.

"What the f--k?" She wrote in one comment and took to another comment five minutes later to say, "Hey Tom Schwartz you wanna come explain what he was really trying to say?"

Guerdy Abraira from The Real Housewives of Miami posted a video speaking out against Sandoval and pointed out that he made this comparison during Black History Month.

"Oof," she started the video before she said that she didn't usually speak out against other people's scandals and that she's not sure if Sandoval said this for shock value, but that she can't hold back her thoughts. "George Floyd out of all people. Are you using it as comparable to your Scandoval crap? I'm sorry, this is not okay."

"Sometimes he says too much," Rylie told the journalist that interviewed him. In the same interview, Sandoval claimed that he "got more hate than Danny Masterson," referring to the former That 70s Show star who was sentenced to 30 years to life for rape.

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