After Rossi asked Santana "Do you know if Eddie's gay or not?" he replied, "I saw him making out with a guy."
When the women asked if it was a goodbye kiss, he added, "Making out with tongue." Santana then added the thought "that was something they were just into" so he didn't tell Tamra.
"I don't want to know this. I don't want to know this. I don't want information in my brain that validates what was told to me," Gunvalson -- who had a falling out with Tamra over this same issue -- said in a confessional. "Tell me more!"
After the episode aired, Tamra called her co-stars out on Instagram.
"How orchestrated and wrong was that? The worst acting I've ever seen. They are nothing but homophobic bullies that think it's okay to try and Out a straight man hoping to humiliate him," she wrote. "Well guess what it didn't work ! It's Not the 1920's and being gay is not something to be ashamed of or mocked. You should all be ashamed of yourself. Vicki was 100% behind this and I hope she loses her job just like Phaedra."
The last line mentioning Vicki was later deleted, with Judge adding "We all know who was behind this .... bye 👋" in its place.
Rossi also hit up social media in response to Tamra's words.
"Talk about reaching, this post takes the cake even for Tamra. Some of my dearest & best friends are part of the LGBTQ community...I am not homophobic in any way! No one was trying to 'out' anyone," she wrote.
"Kelly was only pointing out that Vicki didn't start the rumor and Lizzie pointed out that Tamra has known about this rumor going around town for years. By the reaction on all our faces no one could have anticipated what Ricky was going to say when asked if he knew if Eddie was gay (which I only asked him because I knew he had been best friends with Tamra for 13 plus years and if anyone he might know)," she continued. "Besides it's only 'outing' someone if he is actually gay....which she adamantly denies and just for the record Vicki Did not set anything up!!"
Gunvalson has yet to respond to Tamra on social media.