Real Friends of WeHo has been off the air for three months, yet, the drama surrounding the much-maligned reality show persists.One of the show’s most polarizing cast members, influencer Joey Zauzig, appeared this week on Dear Media’s “Everything is the Best” podcast and complained about the criticism surrounding the show.Zauzig directed much of his ire towards fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race who were upset the Housewives-wannabe production shortened episodes by 30 minutes last season (WeHo aired directly after Drag Race).“They’re getting their 30 minutes back, so it doesn’t even make sense to me,” he said. “Also, it was only 90 minutes for five seasons, and it’s been on for 15 seasons.
They started doing 90 minutes, and then they just went back to 60. And now, they’re going back to 90.”For a show that’s desperate for good publicity, ripping Drag Race fans doesn’t seem like the smartest strategy.
The show is a gay cultural phenomenon! An average of 609,000 people tuned into each episode last season, and few of them stuck around for WeHo.
The debut episode only held onto 29% of Drag Race’s audience.Zauzig, who was often in the middle of inner-show drama, said Drag Race fans were scapegoating the show’s cast members for the decision to cut 30 minutes off of their favorite show.“We knew filming the show before we wrapped: we were gonna have some hate watches.