This week we saw “Champs” and Stars collide when Devin addressed Hennessy’s tardiness on Champs vs. Stars. After arriving half an hour late for the LVP nominations, Hennessy we angered when Devin told her it was rude to make the rest of the cast wait for such a long time. Hennessy told him to mind his business, smacked him the head with her sunglasses, and stormed out of the room. Production chased her down and calmed her down temporarily and she returned just long enough to send Tony into elimination. Later, Hennessy quit the competition claiming she didn’t want to disrespected by men and she wanted to focus on her charity this season.
I have to wonder if anyone is surprised she quit. Last week, she was jumping at the opportunity to have herself sent into elimination, and I got a similar vibe from her that I got from Riff Raff last season. She didn’t want to be overt about it, but she wanted to leave.
Now, I don’t know Hennessy’s past, so I don’t want to doubt her sincerity when she talks about being disrespected by men. This could be a touchy topic for her, and I don’t think she’s using it as an excuse to leave. That said, I think her mind was made up prior to Devin doing anything. She didn’t take the competition too seriously while many of the other Stars did.
Of course, in this situation I don’t think Devin was out of line. He didn’t insult Hennessy’s character beyond saying it was rude to be late. Hennessy showed up to the deliberation with a bad attitude, an unwillingness to remove her sunglasses, and the claim that she has a brand to preserve. With that mentality on her mind, she lashed out on Devin the first chance that she got. Perhaps this is part of her brand, and she just wanted to be able to stand up for herself, but it didn’t take a lot to escalate her to the point of hitting Devin with her sunglasses.