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Welp, your past can most definitely come back and bite you in the ass and no matter how remorseful you are, it cannot always save your livelihood. Such is the case for four of the 'Vanderpump Rules' cast members, most notably Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute, whom have been there since day one. Along with these OGs, newcomers Brett Caprioni and Max Boyens have also been let go and it all has to do with racist remarks from their pasts. Earlier today, Bravo released this: "Bravo and Evolution Media confirmed today that Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni will not be returning to Vanderpump Rules."
With regards to Stassi and Doute, they allegedly called the police on former co-star, Faith Stowers as she resembled a woman seen on video, who was wanted for theft. Ultimately, it was not Stowers but Stassi had been called out by cast member, Ariana Madix a few seasons ago for a comment on her podcast 'Straight Up With Stassi' which she deemed inappropriate. Lisa Vanderpump went onto say, in a show confessional, she had never seen an ounce of racism or bigotry from Stassi. As for Max and Brett, who just joined the show this season, season eight, their pasts came to haunt them in the form of racist tweets. With the Black Lives Matter movement more prevalent than ever and social media being one of the biggest platforms to use your voice, good or bad (just as the President), it is no surprise these two newcomers got the axe. As for Stassi and Kristen, they both issued public apologies but this was not enough. Stassi has lost endorsement deals while Doute just released a book on June 2. I am sure she had a lot of press prepared once COVID allowed that is now being reevaluated.
Now, a quick reminder: Faith was the one one, in season six, who slept with Jax while she was watching an elderly woman and shared this information at a party where the whole cast and camera crew was. This wrecked his relationship with Brittany as Faith also recorded a conversation she had with Jax the same evening about how much he was not attracted to Brittany, did not want to marry her, etc. She also said she had missed her period leading those around her to believe she could be pregnant with Jax's baby. This just proves it does not matter your race, religion, sex, age, etc- just don't be a bad person!
The ratings for season eight of Vanderpump were down and people called it boring. Was firing two of the fan favorites a way to get the show cancelled by saying it could not possibly go on without Stassi and Kristen? Season nine would have shown Stassi's marriage to Beau and delved deeper into Kristen hooking up with Max. Another question: was Max fired as GM from TomTom? Was Brett fired from SUR? I need answers! Let me know your thoughts in the comments or on Twitter @3icecubes and do not forget part two of the 'Vanderpump Rules' reunion airs tonight at 9pm only on Bravo!