At this point, pretty much every reality TV star has a podcast. Well, except for Stassi Schroeder, whose podcast was removed from all platforms in response to her racially insensitive behavior. But, then again, she’s not even a reality TV star anymore, not until the next opportunity comes along, anyway.
Now, that the former queen bee is out of the podcast scene, her
soldier close friend Katie Maloney is coming through with her own podcast. Will she address all of the recent Vanderpump Rules drama? That would be a great way to pull in a big audience for that first episode.
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.
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”?
It might be tough for Stassi Schroeder to pay the mortgage on that $1.7 million dollar house. She got fired from Vanderpump Rules. Several brands stopped working with her. Her agent and publicist dropped her. Her podcast has been removed from all platforms. The wine brand she, Kristen Doute, and Katie Maloney endorsed is dunzo.
Hopefully, she has some substantial savings. That is a lot of money to lose. How will she rebound after all of this? We will have to wait and see. In the meantime, her younger brother Nikolai Czermak has spoken out on her behalf. Vanderpump Rules fans have adored seeing Nikolai on the show since the early days. He is known for providing some sage advice to Stassi and her frenemies throughout the years. Most recently, he appeared on Stassi and Beau Clark’s engagement episode, where the editors made it seem like Scheana Marie was hitting on him. Just like Stassi, one of those editors got fired for copping to this super shady editing.
Another day, another cancellation for Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute! First, fans found out that Stassi and Kristen were fired from Vanderpump Rules for racist actions towards former Pump Rules star, Faith Stowers. Following that announcement, pretty much any brand affiliated with the twosome had cut ties.
Stassi was dropped by her PR team, and then her podcast was removed from all platforms. I’m guessing her book, Next Level Basic: The Definitive Basic Bitch Handbook, has hit the bargain shelf with fifty percent off stickers slapped onto it. And Kristen’s book, He’s Making You Crazy, is probably right along side it. So, what’s next to end up on the bargain shelf? Well, there is yet another venture of theirs that recently got cancelled as well.
After what seemed like only moments since getting fired from Vanderpump Rules, Stassi Schroeder has again set viewers ablaze with discontent after watching part 2 of the season 8 reunion. Andy Cohen called out Lala Kent for disparaging remarks about Scheana Marie during an episode of the aftershow. Lala said, “It isn’t interesting to watch a 34-year-old woman in a crop top and slutty Jojo Siwa pony doing the same thing over and over again.” Amidst tears, Scheana explained how hurt she was.
As Lala then burst into tears while trying to explain herself, Stassi and fiancé Beau Clark‘s camera switched to full screen. She subtly whispered, “Lala might be bipolar.” None of the other castmates noticed. However, the viewers at home sure did! And they took to social media to call out Stassi for casually tossing around mental health diagnoses.
It almost seems pointless to write this in light of the latest news that Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni were fired from Vanderpump Rules for racist remarks and behaviors.
Honestly watching part 2 of the Vanderpump Rules reunion was like watching a zoom full of ghosts.
This firing is long overdue in the case of Stassi who has a history of awful statements. I also think it’s time for Jax Taylor to face those same consequences for his rampant misogyny and disgusting homophobic and transphobic statements. Statements he has made in front of Andy Cohen on WWHL. While Vanderpump Rules may be ‘Jax’s show’ (in his own hubristic mind!), WWHL is Andy’s show. And Andy, like Lisa Vanderpump, has let this crap go completely unchecked for way too long.