Unbothered and ~proud~! Vanderpump Rules star Billie Lee caught up with In Touch in the studio in NYC to dish about all things season 7 drama, and needless to say, we were far from disappointed. The 35-year-old Bravo babe got real about Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright‘s wedding invite snub — and why she wasn’t planning on getting FOMO over it anytime soon.
“It’s happening right now and it’s World Pride for me in New York. And last night I was at the legacy dinner for Out magazine and it was just such a beautiful moment looking around and seeing all these powerful people in the LGBTQ community and then also being on the rooftop at the Standard with my trans sisters,” the reality TV beauty gushed about what she’d be doing while her costars partied away in Kentucky at a wedding she wasn’t invited to.
“And we just have come so far and we work so hard to be visible and to be there for each other,” she continued. “And I am so not feeling like I’m missing out whatsoever with the wedding.”
For the brunette beauty, it’s about self-preservation and surrounding yourself with the best people for you. In Billie’s world, that’s not the newlyweds.
“I think Jax is a very negative person. I don’t think he has an open mind or an open heart,” the trans activist revealed. “I wish the best for him and Brittany, but for me, he’s very close minded so I wouldn’t want to be in Kentucky hanging out with some close-minded people when I have all these beautiful, open-minded, colorful people in my life.”
Plus, the SUR hostess hasn’t been pleased with her costars and their willingness to be educated on how to positively affect the trans community — or even what sexual orientation truly means.
“I think he tweeted, ‘I invited every gay person but Billie Lee’ and it’s like, I’m not gay. For him to not know the difference between gender identity and sexual orientation, it’s really frustrating for me,” she said of Jax. “And to be honest, when I first joined the show, GLAAD and I asked for them all to do a media training and not one person accepted the offer. And it just shows that like, clearly he needs some education.”
Yikes. You tell ’em, girl.
Billie Lee is currently teamed up with Regenix for their Beauty Has No Gender campaign. A portion of proceeds from the Billie Lee Repair Bundle are being donated to Equality California Non Profit to help fuel the fight against bullying.
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