There's more than one way to get eliminated on "The Challenge: Battle of the Exes" (Wed., 10 p.m. EST on MTV), and sexual harassment is one of them. Out at the club, Vinny got drunk and ripped Mandi's shirt completely off -- and she wasn't wearing anything underneath it.
Things got even more ridiculous when he was asked later by the group what he would do if someone did that to his girlfriend or mother. His response was a sullen, "Nothing." Of course, it was then followed by, "Shut the f**k up!"
When Mandi confronted him about it at the club, he drunkenly argued that he hadn't been wearing a shirt either, as if he was completely oblivious as to how that might be different for a woman than a man. There's no way he's as stupid as he was portraying himself in these moments, so it has to be pride battling with embarrassment and shame. Pride won, by the way.
Fortunately, the producers of the show were more inclined to do something. They interrupted the discussion to tell Vinny that because of the incident at the club, he was out of the competition. When his partner Sara found out she was being booted as well -- despite having nothing to do with the incident -- she collapsed in tears.
It was understandable, as the not-couple was coming off their first win of the young season and looking like they were going to be strong competitors. Maybe the producers will find a way to give Sarah a chance to get back into the game.
Before they were kicked off the competition, Vinny and Sara had sent Mandi and her partner Wes into the Dome to battle Leroy and Naomi. Wes and Mandi lost, so they also left the show, but did so with their heads held higher than Vinny.
"The Challenge: Battle of the Exes" continues Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on MTV.
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