UPDATE: Saturday, October 15 10:49 a.m. ET — BravoCon announced ahead of Day 2’s first panels that they would clean every stage “after every panel” to ensure everyone’s safety. Their statement, released via the convention’s official app, noted that employees will fill any open spots with “remaining guests” to ensure everyone in attendance “has the best experience.”
An eyewitness also said Us that BravoCon workers added paper signs to each row in one room, indicating where SVIP, VIP or General Admission attendees could sit.
Things are getting wild in the Hills! The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills caused a major disruption at BravoCon 2022 — before they even showed up.
According to an eyewitness, Bravo fans almost didn’t have a chance to see Garcelle Beauvais, Erika Jayne, Dorit Kemsley, Crystal Kung Minkoff, Kyle Richards, Lisa Rinna and Sutton Stracke take the stage at the Javitz Center in New York City for the “Thrills in Beverly Hills: Presented by Tresemme” panel on Friday, October 14.
After eager attendees left their seats in line to gather on stage, event organizers threatened to cancel the event entirely.
“It was extremely crowded. They made people leave before they started [the panel] and it started about 20 minutes late,” the insider exclusively said Us Weekly after the incident. “There was a BravoCon employee on stage telling people they would have to listen to his instructions or they would cancel the panel.”
According to a source, the fire marshal “became involved” after noticing the room was overcrowded, causing fans to sit on each other’s laps and on the floor, blocking entrances and exits.
“So scary that they pushed me and like that time I reacted to my friend and some girl got in my face,” wrote one person from the panel. “We waited an hour just to leave because of our behavior,” wrote another. “I’m not going to dump people because of that RHOBH. Bad behavior + relaxed event staff = super mess. Such a disappointment.”
When the panel began – 20 minutes late – chaos erupted again as Rinna, 59, was greeted with loud boos as she walked on stage.
“They booed me. I liked that. It’s phenomenal,” the former soap actress exclusively said Us accompanying panel. “I’ve never been booed before. I kind of thought it was the best thing ever. It’s like being a wrestler. I liked it.”
Season 12 of RHOBH was hard for Bold and beautiful alum, who found herself in the middle of a feud between Richards, 53, and Halloween Ends Zvezda’s sister Kathy Hilton. Rinna, for her part, claimed Cooking With Paris personality, 63, kicked all her co-stars off-camera after an alleged meltdown at a club during a group trip to Aspen.
“Screams that she ‘made’ Kyle. Kathy is responsible for Kyle and said, ‘I’m going to destroy Kyle and her family if that’s the last thing I ever do,’ Rinna said during the September episode.
During the first part of the Season 12 reunion, which aired on Wednesday, October 12, Hilton clapped back at Veronica Mars alum calling her “the biggest bully in Hollywood,” adding that the actress “fights with everybody.”
“Kathy Hilton was fucking abusive,” Rina said in the reunion video, to which Hilton replied, “Honey, you wanted it on camera because your contract is coming up.”
The The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 12 continues on Bravo on Wednesday, October 19, at 8:00 PM ET.