After a blah Season 7, viewers were excited for some new cast members to join Vanderpump Rules for Season 8. The first two episodes have been good. Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens were building up some good drama… and then they brought some drama that’s unacceptable.
Old tweets filled with racist remarks and other ignorant comments resurfaced on both Brett and Max’s accounts. The tweets are from a few years ago, but some fans found them, took screenshots, and they both ended up issuing apologies this week. Now, their boss Lisa Vanderpump is sharing her thoughts on the incidents.
In a statement to People, Lisa began, “I do not condone any of the heinous comments made in the past by Max and Brett and I am glad they understand the severity of their offenses and have shown utmost remorse and contrition.”
The Vanderpump Rules namesake emphasized, “I embrace a community of diversity and do not tolerate bigotry of any form within my workplace.”
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Lisa continued, “Max and Brett are both appropriately ashamed of their past obnoxious teenage arrogance and casual use of unacceptable terms. While both have now matured as adults, they have shown remorse for their prior reckless defamatory statements.”
The statement concluded, “I do sincerely believe both have learned the power and impact words can have, and I have every hope this will be a lifelong lesson for them as we move into this new decade.”
This is probably not the last that we’ve heard about these incidents. I’m sure every Vanderpump Rules star will answer questions about this on Watch What Happens Live. It might even come up again at the reunion taping. But, what about Brett and Max’s futures on the show? Will the viewers (and the network) accept their apologies? We shall see.
TELL US- WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT LISA’S COMMENTS ON MAX AND BRETT’S REMARKS? DO THEY SEEM GENUINE WITH THEIR APOLOGIES? DO YOU WANT THEM BACK ON THE SHOW NEXT YEAR?
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