Tom Sandoval issues apology for comparison between Scandoval and O.J. Simpson, George Floyd

    The comment made by the Vanderpump Rules star in The New York Times Magazine spread rapidly across social media.

    Tom Sandoval (Source: X)

    Tom Sandoval (Source: X)

    Tom Sandoval, a star of Vanderpump Rules, has issued an apology after drawing comparisons between Scandoval and O.J. Simpson, as well as George Floyd, during an interview with The New York Times Magazine. The quotes from the interview rapidly gained widespread attention.

    In the profile released on Tuesday, interviewer Irina Aleksander asked the Vanderpump Rules star about his thoughts on Scandoval's rise to pop culture prominence. Sandoval admitted he wasn't deeply versed in pop culture history but mentioned witnessing events like the O.J. Simpson case and George Floyd. He found it peculiar to draw parallels between those events and Scandoval's situation but wondered if there might be some strange similarity.

    Apology for Misguided Comparison

    Later on Tuesday, the Vanderpump Rules star issued an apology, clarifying that his remarks in The New York Times magazine were meant to illustrate the extent of national media coverage his affair had garnered. He acknowledged that the comparison was inappropriate and ignorant, expressing deep remorse and embarrassment.

    Publicist's Reaction and Bravo's Inquiry

    In the Times profile, it was noted that Sandoval's publicist, with expertise in crisis PR, was seen furiously typing on her phone. Aleksander later revealed that the day after their conversation, she received a call from a Bravo publicist inquiring about Sandoval's statement.

    The profile aligns with the fourth episode of the 11th season of Vanderpump Rules, scheduled to air on Bravo Tuesday evening. A preview from last week's episode featured Lisa Vanderpump expressing concerns to Lala Kent and Scheana Shay about Sandoval being in "a really dark place."