Unless you’ve been living off the grid with no internet access, you know that a reckoning is happening over at Bravo.
First Vanderpump Rules cleaned house by firing Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, and two other cast members over their past racist actions. Fans have started a petition for Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright to follow suit. And now, Tamra Judge is calling for Kelly Dodd to be fired from The Real Housewives of Orange County for her own racist past.
The Vanderpump Rules kids (and by kids I mean middle-aged adults) are at it again! As fans cry for Jax Taylor to be fired and he is dropped from an eye-wear company deal… not even Lance Bass could stop from announcing ending his business with Jaxy-poo. This is the same couple of week that Stassi Schroeder confirms her pregnancy, Stassi and Kristen Doute are fired from VPR, and we get to finally end this miserable season of the show.
Are you keeping up? Good. If you have been watching Vanderpump Rules for a while (and I assume you have because no one would stick around if this was their first season), then you remember Billie Lee. For those of you who somehow don’t know, Billie is a transgender cast-member of seasons past. She is best known for her activism, attempted education of this ignorant AF cast, and getting into an epic screaming match with Lala Kent. Specifically, she tried (and was shut down) to speak to Stassi about her problematic podcast statements on the show. She’s been commenting on the lack of VPR diversity since before it was cool. Also, she had sex with a ghost. Iconic.
Honestly what is left to say about Vanderpump Rules? Is there any point in discussing this? Can I bow out now with just a sayonara to the OG’s. We know that at least a 1/3 of the cast won’t return. Bravo hasn’t announced it yet, but I doubt we’ll see Lala Kent, Brittany Cartwright, or Jax Taylor next season. Well, not if they expect me to watch anyway. And we alllll know Bravo is catering things to my specific wants!
With sponsors and D-list celebrities cutting ties with Jax in response to his not-so-secret Twitter behavior, it’s only a matter of time. Like Ariana Madix pointed out during the season, Brittany is collateral damage.
But truly, after Jax got on national television, smugly insulted his boss and tried to call Andy Cohen out, I think it’s time for ‘his show’ to end. Jax’s ego is out of fucking control! He’s gross, slimy, a liar, a racist, a homophobe, and emotionally abusive to his wife. He’s also emotionally abusive to his castmates. Stassi Schroeder, who really has no room to talk, said at this point everyone is afraid to confront Jax because he’s so vicious.
At this point, it’s tough not to think “what’s the point” when it comes to finishing out this season of Vanderpump Rules. We all know that Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni got fired. Without Stassi, it’s obvious that Beau Clark won’t film next season. Rumor has it that Jax Taylor might be next on the chopping block. Or at least that’s what some fans want in addition to some disgruntled VPR alums.
So, it just feels a little bit fruitless to watch this final reunion episode. However, the TV options during the coronavirus pandemic are rather limited, so here we are.
Looks like Lance Bass is (finally) done with Jax Taylor.
In a new interview, the former *NSYNC member opened up about his decision to distance himself from the Vanderpump Rules OG over his history of controversial comments.
Do you wonder if the messy boots worn by cast members on Vanderpump Rules is less about the individual and more about who is protecting the individual? Exhibit A: former Pump Rules star, Stassi Schroeder. Stassi has been called out in the past for making racially insensitive comments. She was given a pass for “ignorance” but when things kept popping up, she got checked. Bravo couldn’t save face and save the cast, so they cut ties with Stassi and Kristen Doute for their part in filing a false police report against Faith Stowers. In the same podcast where Stassi and Kristen laughed about calling the cops on Faith, Stassi shared another little tidbit.
During Faith’s tenure on the show, it seemed her only friend was Lala Kent. Faith and Lala paraded around Lisa Vanderpump’s pool. Faith and Lala shared topless moments on a vacation to Hawaii. And according to Stassi, Lala pulled a knife on Faith. What’s more, this ALLEGEDLY occurred when cameras were filming. The incident never aired, but it might explain why Lala hopped on the apology bus. The question is, does it shine a light on Bravo’s proclivity to protect certain “stars”?
The domino effect has been in full force for the cast members of Vanderpump Rules. Two OG’s from the show, Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute, were recently let go for calling the cops on former cast member Faith Stowers and accusing her of theft back in 2018. Then, newbies Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni were let go from the show for racist comments they made on social media.
Fans have been calling for Jax Taylor to get the boot next for several reasons. Last season, Jax consistently made snide remarks about Ariana Madix’s sexuality. He and Brittany Cartwright also played dumb to knowing about their wedding pastor’s alleged homophobic views. Jax also accused Faith of grand theft auto and said she was wanted by the police. Bravo might not have kicked him to the curb yet, but it looks like another company might have.
The Vanderpump Rules saga continues. After Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni were fired for racist behavior, who is next?
Hmmm. Maybe two people who had a homophobic pastor for their wedding controversy?. Indeed, Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright aren’t exactly known for being stand up people. Jax was even part of the Faith Stowers attempted takedown that Stassi and Kristen were fired for. Also, he tweeted out a false accusation that she committed grand theft auto and went AWOL from the military. Neither are true, just like 99% of what Jax says.