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.
In the fallout of celebrities being exposed for racist activity, Vanderpump Rules has suffered much needed losses. This is a good thing. Discrimination in any form should not be tolerated, be it by skin color, sexual preference, or how one identifies as a human being.
Treating people horribly and basic intolerance isn’t new for Pump Rules. Who hasn’t had Lala Kent’s finger stuck in their face at this point? Let’s face it, Stassi Schroeder’s career was born from treating people like dirt. It seems we have been watching a show centered around systematic bullying. Sure, people have fun and drink. They go on fancy vacations. But there is usually one cast member receiving the wrath of a particular clique. Former SUR employee Billie Lee often felt victimized and misunderstood during her tenure on the show. Apparently when she tried to speak up, Lisa Vanderpump strongly advised her to stand down.
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.
It feels like such a moot point to watch Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute screaming at each other during tonight’s Vanderpump Rules reunion. This morning, Stassi, Kristen, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni all got fired from the show because of their racially insensitive remarks and past behavior.
Nevertheless, the Vanderpump Rules reunion was pre-taped and the reunion continues tonight with a second episode.
Every day it seems like we are dealing with another cast member of Vanderpump Rules apologizing for tone-deaf/racist comments. If they aren’t apologizing they are explaining why they are not racist. In the beginning of the year, old tweets came out from newcomers Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni using the N-word. During the past weekend, an old podcast resurfaced with Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute saying very problematic things.
Faith Stowers has been talked about these past few days more than she was when she was a cast member on the show. Faith got her SUR dress the same time as Lala Kent. The now MTV star decided to speak out about her time on Vanderpump Rules. She got on an Instagram Live and spilled all the tea.
If only we could travel back in time to Vanderpump Rules season 4. Lala Kent was a sassy newbie who many fans rooted for when the mean girls tried everything they could to exclude her from the show. Then, Lala acquired private jet access, and all of a sudden she’s in the “cool” clique. It seems like she forgot where she came from; i.e. who was nice to her when no one else was.
Ariana Madix and Scheana Marie welcomed were the only people who were nice to Lala at the beginning. Now, Lala is dragging them every chance she gets. Lala slammed Ariana for only wanting to be her friend when she’s in a crisis. She also claimed that Scheana was “uninteresting,” but what storyline does Lala have? Other than belittling Raquel Leviss constantly, nothing really comes to mind.
Ugh – I am losing my patience for “Jax Taylor‘s show.” Jax needs to get off his high – very, very <snort, snort> high horse, and take Lisa Vanderpump‘s advice to “SHUT UP.” Lala Kent needs to come down with him. I do not need to see this jump off, with a face so inflated with fillers she looks like a balloon, tell anyone how to live. So are the days of Vanderpump Rules when the most awful people sanctimoniously judge others.
So much chaos in a zoom reunion. Even more so than in a regular old ‘on the stage’ reunion. The best though t’was Lisa chastising Andy Cohen for essentially showing up in his sweats. At the very least he could put on a low-cut satin blouse!
Jax and Tom Sandoval are rocking some serious facial hair. Is it like some sort of sign that they’re going to fight? Like they will start by throwing chairs at their computer screens, then throw the actual computers, then mutually run out their neighboring homes, race across the street and start brawling in the front lawn until they’re ticketed for breaking quarantine?
The Vanderpump Rules Season 8 reunion kicks off tonight. Andy Cohen meets with the many Vanderpump Rules cast members via video chat to dish on the most interesting moments of the season and to drop some truth bombs about some tea none of us knew about.
Of course, we will see Jax Taylor and Tom Sandoval’s feud play out, for the 100th time. And, most likely, they’ll be “best friends” again next season. However, I’m sure they’re gonna revisit the “pre-bachelor party” drama and the dueling pool parties.