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”?
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.
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.
It’s the second coming of Scheana Marie all! A couple months ago, we received confirmation about something Scheana fans had long suspected. Scheana was deliberately being edited in a negative light by FORMER Vanderpump Rules editor Bri Dellinger, because Scheana didn’t “befriend her” outside of the show. Question: how did Bri even get a job editing on this show if she didn’t graduate from middle-school?
Sure, we all enjoyed watching Scheana, at times, be the butt of a joke. But this past season of Pump Rules producers and editors went too far. They crossed a line when they decided to frame Scheana to look like she was hitting on Stassi Schroeder’s younger brother, Nikolai Czermak. Soon after this, Bri shared she was behind the negative edits. She has since been fired, set her social media to private, and remains unapologetic. Now, #JusticeForScheana can really begin.
Lisa Vanderpump left the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills last season after all the main cast members called her a liar and turned their backs on her. The most surprising betrayal came from her supposed best friend Kyle Richards. As the last remaining OG’s from the 1st season, LVP and Kyle always had each other’s backs throughout any drama. But last season, Kyle basically called her a liar and refused to believe her friend, regardless of their long history. It was surprising to see Kyle refuse to back up Lisa, and even more surprising for Kyle to side so quickly with the other ladies, who she has not known nearly as long.
Although LVP tried to leave the drama of the show behind, fans on social media just do not want to let the Lisa/Kyle feud die.
The latest season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been presented with a looming question hovering over the ladies. No, I’m not talking about possible court cases in attempts to collect a debt. And I’m not talking about whether little green men are following Denise Richards because her husband works with sophisticated, medicinal gamma rays.
The real riddle here is if former Housewife, Lisa Vanderpump, is watching the current season
she isn’t. Recently, Kyle Richards was asked if she thinks Lisa has been viewing the show she left behind in a cloud of cash and pink dust. While many fans have wiped RHOBH from their DVRs after Lisa’s exodus, it might be interesting to note production isn’t doing ‘ol Bangs any favors. Kyle seems to be getting the villain edit and her role as “new queen” appears to be failing miserably. So is LVP taking sneak peaks of Kyle’s questionable wardrobe crumbling cast relationships? Probably not, but it’s still fun to watch.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is back! Own it, baby! What did you guys think of the first episode? I didn’t have high hopes but I thought it delivered a strong introduction to the new season. I could have done without Kyle Richards pretending she’s a fashion designer, but you win some, you lose some. The new housewives made up for my lack of interest in whatever Kyle is doing. Garcelle Beauvais already seems like she’s going to hold her own. And Sutton Stracke brought the true rich lady shade, calling Teddi Mellencamp’s romper outfit “cute”. That was probably her tamest shading too.
There is one big elephant in the room though and her name is Lisa Vanderpump. We watched so many seasons of these ladies do whatever they could to get her off the show. Was anyone actually surprised when it happened? But LVP is gone but clearly not forgotten. In a scene filmed with Sutton, Lisa Rinna affixes a golden crown atop her head and stares in the mirror. In the background, we hear LVP’s famous tagline, “The crown is heavy, darlings. So just leave it where it belongs.” Rinna smirks as she watches herself and likely contemplates who she is going to claim manipulates her this season. Like every season.
Star of Vanderpump Rules and avoider of all things dramatic, Jax Taylor, had a moment. Viewers are currently enjoying Jax and Brittany Cartwright’s journey to
their first divorce marital bliss. On the last episode, the main topic of conversation was the controversial social media posts Brittany and Jax’s chosen wedding officiant had written. Lisa Vanderpump was horrified and made it her duty to “inform” the happy couple their pastor was not exactly accepting of a homosexual lifestyle. And what would Pump Rules be without every other cast member talking about it as well?
While most disagree with the pastor’s negative statements towards the gay community, Brittany and Jax took a lot of heat for not replacing him sooner. Tom Sandoval was particularly vocal, as he has long been a supporter of LGBTQ rights. Recently, the general manager of Tom Tom and Sandoval’s buddy Max Boyens found himself in the hot seat for sketchy sentiments as well. Yet Tom’s reaction to Max’s past indiscretions were written off as “youthful mistakes”. Jax took to Twitter to share his frustrations, and he did not hold back.