Another blow to Vanderpump Rules stars Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute has come down hard. The duo have been fired from their jobs on Bravo reality series, according to Variety.
In addition, new costars Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni, who were also criticized for past racist tweets which resurfaced earlier this year, will also not be returning to the show.
“Bravo and Evolution Media confirmed today that Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni will not be returning to Vanderpump Rules,” Bravo said in a statement to the outlet. The tagline for the cable television’s Twitter account reads, “To be silent is to be complicit. #BlackLivesMatter .”
Before being fired from the show, sponsorship brands and her publicity firm also cut ties with Schroeder.
The backlash occurred after former cast member, the only African American to be cast on the show, Faith Stowers, who appeared in seasons 4 and 6, revealed during an Instagram Live with MTV’s Candace Renee Rice, that Schroeder and castmate Kristen Doute decided to call the police on her because she looked like an African American woman who was wanted by police.
“They thought it was me because it was a black woman with a weave,” Stowers shared. “So they just assumed it would be me and they called the cops on me. And it didn’t work so they were upset about that. So they said, “she’s military, she’s awol. The Military is looking for her so get her that way. No. I was actually honorably discharged and I have that paper work and I showed that as well online. I was upset that they were trying every avenue.”
Schroeder and Doute both apologized via Instagram.
“I also want to address my former castmate, Faith Stowers. My emotions over something that happened between our friends outweighed my logic and there is no excuse for that. I did not recognize then the serious ramifications that could have transpired because of my actions,” Schroeder wrote in part.
“What I did to Faith was wrong,” she added. “I apologize and I do not expect forgiveness. I am also sorry to anyone else that feels disappointed in me. I am going to look closer at myself and my actions- to take the time to listen, to learn, and to take accountability for my privilege.”
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Doute posted shortly before Schroeder saying,
“I have been taking some time to really process what I’ve been seeing, feeling and learning. And I need to address something specifically that happened a few years ago with my former castmate, Faith Stowers. Although, my actions were not racially driven, I am now completely aware of how my privilege blinded me from the reality of law enforcement’s treatment of the black community, and how dangerous my actions could have been to her. It was never my intention to add to the injustice and imbalance.”
She concluded by saying, “I am ashamed, embarrassed, and incredibly sorry. I will do better. I have to do better.”
As for Max and Brett, the duo were called out earlier this year for past racist and homophobic tweets that resurfaced.
In 2012, Max, who was not on the Bravo show yet, had a series of Tweets that were captured by FaceReality16 and reported on by People.
“It upsets me that the word n—a is not allowed to be said unless you are black because quite honestly it’s my favorite word,” Max wrote before sharing the word again.
“Something about Asians that just makes me want to punch them in the suck hole,” he shared in another Tweet.
Brett also had past racially offensive tweets that contained the N-word.
Both Boyens and Caprioni apologized and even doubled down on their apology when given the chance to speak about the offending tweets on the Vanderpump Rules: Reunion Part 1. Neither Boyens or Caprioni were fired following the resurfacing of their tweets at the time.
In fact, Lisa Vanderpump addressed not firing the guys on the reunion episode, telling the cast that if she fired everyone for the stupid mistakes they made, none of them would have a job.
Sounds about right.