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”?
If you’ve been living under a rock you may have missed that Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute have been fired from Vanderpump Rules due to their racist behavior towards former cast member Faith Stowers. Stassi and Kristen have since hired a team to combat the damage. They’re very concerned over their already lackluster public images. A business so pristine they also represent the ever-classy Brandi Glanville and Phaedra Parks! After watching reportedly pregnant Stassi rely on her 15-year old brother to defend her, it’s no surprise that remaining garbage cast Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright are trying to claim innocence in this mess. They would never bother apologizing and making nice with Faith the way Kristen has. Hell, even mostly uninvolved Lala Kent has made amends with Faith.
There is already a cry coming from viewers asking that Jax be fired. His womanizing, problematic homophobic past (which has ironicaly been called out by Stassi), and now claims that he has been blatantly racist towards 90-Day Fiance star Jay Smith aren’t boding well for our old pal Jason Cauchi. But what about his Kentucky fried bride? Well, she’s still claiming she had nothing to do with Faith’s mistreatment by the VPR cast. Interesting. Since Faith seems to be saying the exact opposite. And we know this woman carries a full purse of receipts.
Faith Stowers continues to make the media rounds in the wake of Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute being fired from Vanderpump Rules for their racist treatment of her.
While the former SURver has already dished that Stassi never reached out to her personally (and Kristen only did so after being pressured) to apologize. She did reveal in a new interview, however, that she’s mended fences with another former castmate in recent weeks.
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.