Real Housewives of New York newbie Leah McSweeney is an outspoken and long-time supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement. She has supported the cause on her social media and has attended protests. The RHONY star also took part in the Bravo special “Race in America: A Movement Not a Moment.”
Right now, reality television is being swept by the cancel culture movement. Vanderpump Rules stars Kristen Doute, Stassi Schroeder, Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens recently won pink slips for past racist behavior.
When Vanderpump Rules viewers first met Danica Dow last season, she was venting about getting suspended as the assistant manager of SUR after she fought her on-again-off-again boyfriend Brett Willis after he suggested having a threesome.
That sounded like the beginning of an interesting storyline. However, we pretty much only saw Danica serve as a sounding board for Dayna Kathan’s love triangle and whatever Scheana Shay had going on throughout thee season. Yeah, she got into that fight during the season finale and she had that beef with recently fired cast member Max Boyens. However, other than that, her scenes were seemingly left on the cutting room floor.
The future of Vanderpump Rules is seemingly up in the air after Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Brett Caprioni, and Max Boyens got fired for their racially offensive behaviors. Plus, filming has been put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. And, let’s be honest, the show isn’t nearly as good as it used to be when they all lived in
shitty dilapidated apartments.
Even with the Vanderpump Rules hiatus, the show’s namesake Lisa Vanderpump is keeping busy at her pink-filled mansion, Villa Rosa. However, her restaurants have been closed (thanks to the pandemic), with Villa Blanca seemingly closing down for good. Sure, LVP has Vanderpump Dogs going during this time. Oh, and that Vanderpump Dogs spin-off show is officially happening. And now, Lisa is adding another show to the list, but not a reality show this time around.
Lisa Vanderpump’s life is never boring, but right now she is dealing with a lot of changes. Vanderpump Rules axed stars Kristen Doute, Stassi Schroeder, Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens for racist behavior.
In addition, like the rest of us, Lisa has been dealing with the fall-out from the coronavirus epidemic. Lisa and her husband Ken Todd own four restaurants in Los Angeles: SUR, Villa Blanca, PUMP, and TomTom. They have been closed due to Covid-19, as has Vanderpump Cocktail Garden At Caesars Palace in Los Vegas.
There has been a lot happening in the Vanderpump Rules universe. First off, Bravo has finally been reacting to the Black Lives Matter movement. On June 9, Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were fired from the show for racist behavior. Newbie Pump Rules stars Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens were also given pink slips when racially insensitive tweets from the past came back to bite them.
In 2018, Vanderpump Rules alum Faith Stowers slept with Jax Taylor. As if that wasn’t punishment enough, Kristen and Stassi told the police that Faith was stealing watches and drugging men. Faith, of course, was innocent. Stassi and Kristen? Not at all.
This Vanderpump Rules firings story is just constantly continuing. As we all know at this point that Stassi Schroeder, Max Boyens, Brett Caprioni, and Kristen Doute got fired from Vanderpump Rules for their racially offensive behaviors and words. Stassi has said and done many terrible things throughout the years with zero repercussions. She called herself “Nazi chic,” complained about Black people wanting representation in film, and denounced the #MeToo movement among other things.
Tweets with racial slurs from Max and Brett’s past resurfaced in January 2020, with zero consequences at the time. When Faith Stowers recounted the story about Stassi and Kristen calling the cops on her and the military police accusing her of a crime she didn’t commit, Faith got a lot of support, which lead to those firings. In addition to Stassi and Kristen doing that to Faith, they also bragged about it in podcast interviews and on social media.
Up until their firings, all four of those former cast members were posting in support of Black Lives Matter. Some of them took a break from social media. Others staged paparazzi photos and deflected via pregnancy announcement. Now, Kristen is back on social media, speaking out about causes she supports, which isn’t sitting well with social media followers.
In the words of the iconic Luann de Lesseps, “can you believe it, girls”!? It has been less than 3 weeks since the firings of Vanderpump Rules cast Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute! Also, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni were axed. Anyone care? Didn’t think so. I just like to repeat their names next to garbage to build that association forever. Moving on. So the long and short of it is that Stassi has been dumped by her PR firm and then was picked up by a new one. This new place is shoving Stassi’s pregnancy down our throats, likely in hopes that we forget about her racist actions towards former castmate Faith Stowers. Kristen, on the other hand has been mostly quiet. Well, except her forced apology after this all came to light. At least it’s something!
Both Kristen and Stassi have lost a lot of financial opportunities as a result of finally being held accountable for being terrible people. Kristen was dropped by her book publisher. The witches wine business has been canceled. Oh and Stassi’s thirsty and wholly uninteresting podcast has been taken off all platforms! I’m over here rejoicing for some bleak bits of justice left in this world. Others are out here trying to get these two back on our screens. No seriously, some people ACTUALLY still enjoy these two. Keep reading, but hold on tight.