Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Brett Caprioni, and Max Boyens were fired from Vanderpump Rules for racist behavior in June of 2020. Bravo viewers thought that a shift was finally happening in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Back in 2018, Kristen and Stassi called the police on co-star Faith Stowers and told them that Faith was supposedly drugging men and then stealing their belongings. Bravo viewers also wanted Pump Rules star Jax Taylor to lose his job. He also lied about Faith on social media, alleging that Faith was wanted for stealing a car and was “AWOL” from the military. Well, mission accomplished, viewers!
In June 2020, Stassi Schroder was fired from Vanderpump Rules in response to her multiple offensive and racist acts, including but not limited to accusing Faith Stowers of committing a crime with zero evidence and complaining about the Black community’s desire for representation in film. She has also called herself “Nazi chic.” Stassi even denounced the #MeToo movement.
She got a “diversity teacher,” but it didn’t make a huge difference. She lost brand deals, her podcast was dropped from all platforms, and she got the boot from her agent and manager. Then, she hired a crisis PR team
and planted stories of herself picking up food from restaurants. And, in the midst of all that, the news broke that she was pregnant with her first child. She married Beau Clark. And now, she’s a mom in need of income.
Very few people actually quit a Bravo reality TV show. Usually, they are afforded the courtesy of putting out some nonsensical statement about “looking forward to future projects”
that never actually come to fruition to save face. However, most people don’t just quit these shows. The Bravo paychecks and the endorsement deals that come from the exposure are a lot to give up.
In June 2020, Bravo fired Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni for their racist behaviors. In response, some people wanted to know why Jax Taylor wasn’t included in that list of firings. Faith Stowers accused Jax’s wife Brittany Cartwright of using racial slurs.
Remember Vanderpump Rules? If this were an ordinary year (where did those go?) we would be watching our once favorite SURvers right now as they made fun of Scheana Marie, fought over petty BS, and got sloppy drunk. Alas, the reckoning of 2020 put a stop to all that. Production for Season 9 is still halted due to COVID and Bravo fired OGs Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute for racist actions against Faith Stowers. Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright also got the ax “parted” with Pump Rules in 2020.
So, who’s left? Lala Kent, Scheana, Tom Schwartz, Katie Maloney, Tom Sandoval, Ariana Madix, James Kennedy and newbie Charli Burnett. That sounds like enough for a show to me. But it seems like Bravo is slowly backtracking on last year’s exodus. First, Andy Cohen publicly mourned the changes. Now, it’s Lisa Vanderpump’s turn to plant the seeds for redemption.
The baby updates keep on coming from former and current Vanderpump Rules stars alike. Stassi Schroeder was the first pregnancy pact member to have a baby. She recently welcomed daughter Hartford into the world. Lala Kent also has a daughter on the way, and is already planning on having her second child. Brittany Cartwright’s son, Jax Jr., will also arrive shortly. Scheana Marie isn’t a member of the pact, but she will be having her baby this year as well.
That leaves two OG stars left, Katie Maloney and Kristen Doute. Neither are pregnant yet, but Katie shared she and Tom Schwartz are on the baby bandwagon and trying to conceive. Katie pretty much already mothers Tom, so she’ll be able to handle a baby just fine. Kristen hasn’t been as vocal about motherhood, but she finally made an update on her plans and if a baby could be in her future.
While Faith Stowers was never a key cast member on Vanderpump Rules, she was certainly part of some defining moments both on and off the show. Remember that time in 2018 that Pump Rules stars Kristen Doute and Stassi Schroeder called the police and alleged that Faith had stolen clothing, credit cards, and (possibly) Jax Taylor’s car? Faith, of course, was innocent.
It took a while, but karma finally caught up with the Vanderpump Rules cast. In June of 2020, Stassi and Kristen were axed from the show for their racist behavior. Newbie VPR stars Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens also got the boot because of racially insensitive tweets.
The Vanderpump Rules reckoning is an ongoing movement. Since OGs Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were fired this summer for racist behavior (along with newbies Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni), people have been waiting for Jax Taylor to get the boot. Jax and his wife, Brittany Cartwright, made headlines this year when it was revealed that they were totally apathetic about having a homophobe marry them on TV. It was also revealed that Brittany used racial slurs against Faith Stowers.
Jax and Brittany got booted off Pump Rules last week. In spite of the fact that Stassi didn’t want them to get fired. Brittany’s meemaw can’t churn out the beer cheese fast enough to sooth either of them. This was a long time coming for Jax. His absence will shift the show, and even Andy Cohen is ready for the change.
The hits just keep on coming for the cast of Vanderpump Rules! Many fans wondered what would happen to the show after the firing of stars Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute for racist behaviors. But that was months ago and aside from a million pregnancy announcements, not much has been said about the show since.
Two people who fans were not happy about sticking around are Jax Taylor and wife, Brittany Cartwright. Jax has long been accused of being problematic, aside from just being a massive a**hole. And Brittany was accused of saying racist things about former castmate, Faith Stowers. But given all the months that went by, it seemed like these two were spared of the mass firings. Too bad for them, we finally got our wish. People rejoice! Jax and Brittany are officially off the show! Now, of course they are making it sound like it was a mutual decision and they weren’t fired. But we know better, don’t we?