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.
There’s no doubt that there is a seismic shift happening in the world right now. And that shift isn’t stopped for reality stars. Recently, old interviews and podcasts have resurfaced, putting Vanderpump Rules stars Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute on blast for their racist behavior. One of the most notable incidents of harm was towards Faith Stowers. Back then, Faith was the only woman of color on the cast. She ended up being dragged by all for sleeping with Jax Taylor while he was still with Brittany Cartwright. As if Jax had no responsibility in the matter!
But instead of leaving it be, Stassi and Kristen went even further and called the police on Faith, wrongfully accusing her of stealing. The resurfacing of these events have landed both Stassi in Kristen in very hot water. Stassi has lost multiple sponsors. She has also been dropped by both her PR firm and agent. Kristen might have no PR or agent to speak of but she isn’t off the hook. Kristen was forced to issue an apology on her Instagram. Now, they’ve both been fired. But Stassi and Kristen aren’t the only ones getting called out.
Guess what happens when you play yourself on television and your “character” isn’t exactly the epitome of compassion and fairness? Stassi Schroeder, star of Vanderpump Rules, can probably write a dissertation on it at this point. Right now the world is in a place where exposing inequality to people of color is flooding the media, and celebrities are not immune.
This isn’t Stassi’s first time at the tone-deaf rodeo. She has been accused of inappropriate actions before, but so have some of her co-stars. While it seems previous indiscretions of a racially insensitive nature are forgiven with an apology for some, Stassi’s are coming back to bite her in the ass. Faith Stowers spoke out about an incident where Stassi and Kristen Doute falsely accused her of a crime. Now Stassi is getting an education in Black Lives Matter and reaping what you sow.
As far as seasons go, this season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is the most enjoyable one I’ve seen in a long time. As much as I appreciate Lisa Vanderpump, the constant gunning for her was getting old. Especially last season when the whole plotline was dedicated to, well, a dog. Side note, where do we think Lucy Lucy Apple Juicy is right now? Either way, she’s probably happy to be away from this mess!
But some things never change in Beverly Hills. And there does need to be someone to take down each season. Fan-favorite Denise Richards is the new target without a doubt. I for one am patiently waiting for it to be Kyle Richards and I might just get my wish with the addition of Garcelle Beauvais. Garcelle has already admitted she’s not really feeling Kyle so it’s no secret. She even said Kyle was hard to communicate with. But Kyle is working overtime to change that narrative, like she always does.
It would be logical to assume that Stassi Schroeder met Teddi Mellencamp through Lisa Vanderpump. Lisa was a cast member on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and she started Vanderpump Rules, so it would make sense if she was the link between the two blondes.
However, that’s not actually the case. Stassi’s fiance Beau Clark and Teddi’s husband Edwin Arroyave have actually been friends for years. So, how does Lisa feel about this? Not that anyone wants to be reminded of the awful puppygate drama, but the end to Teddi and Lisa’s friendship was very drawn out.
Sheesh, the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills are a bunch of hypocritical shrews, but Lisa Rinna is quickly emerging as the leader of that pack.
There is something going on here where these women are attempting to gaslight Denise Richards, who won’t allow it. Somehow a conversation where Denise, almost jokingly, revealed to Erika Jayne that her daughter, Sami, overheard them talking about three-ways, has turned these women into a teeming frothing mob shrieking that Denise is mom-shaming and accusing them of being unfit parents. I’m sorry… I missed when that happened? Actually, Denise is right – they are mom-shaming her!
They are repeatedly and constantly bringing up irrelevant things that, in their minds, implicates Denise as a hypocritical slut who set a skanky bad example for her children, but is now projecting her own deep loathing shame onto them. At least that’s what Dr. Lipsa, consumer of self-help books from the 90’s, believes.
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?
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In addition to the global health crisis, there are issues in this country that cannot be ignored. Recently, reality TV stars have been using their platforms to demand justice for George Floyd, a man who was killed on May 25 when a policer officer named Derek Chauvin shoved his knee into his neck. George told him, “Please, the knee in my neck, I can’t breathe.” According to CNN, witness Donald Williams told the policeman, “Officer, he’s not resisting arrest, you have your knee on him and you have handcuffs on him, he’s detained at this moment.'”
Over the weekend, some of your favorite reality TV stars attended protests. Others encouraged people to take action and speak up.