Reality trash, Vanderpump Rules, cleaned house yesterday, firing four cast members over past racist behavior: Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni. Stassi, for one, was shocked that she got fired! Whatever is left of Stassi’s brain was probably so confused and though, “But but we spit our racist comments for years and just now Bravo’s getting pissed about it?!”
Stassi and Kristen got exposed by Faith Stowers for the racist bullying she experienced by those two. This led to people pulling out the racist receipts on other cast members. Max and Brett had previously been called out for racist tweets, and those came back to haunt them too.
I’d be surprised about the firing if I was Stassi since she never hid who she is. Stassi was once called out in front of Bravo’s mob boss, Andy Cohen, on Watch What Happens Live!. A caller asked her, “Why are you such a racist?”
Stassi would answer to the backlash eventually both on vanderpump rules by fellow cast mate Ariana Madix and on Watch what Happens Live by this queen Penny from New York pic.twitter.com/ShN2uh7fFi
— jude (@1997tokyo) June 9, 2020
Later in the interview, Stassi shrugged off offensive comments by saying, “Because I’m an idiot.” And said she’s “learning.” Bravo cut the question about Stassi’s racism from the clip they put up on YouTube. Wonder why…
Stassi also lost her podcast, as Radio.com dropped Straight Up With Stassi:
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Official message from RADIO.COM: We recently learned of racially charged and inappropriate actions by Stassi Schroeder during one of her previous projects. In light of this, Radio.com has made the decision to part ways with her. We take these matters very seriously and condemn these actions. 'Straight Up with Stassi' has been removed from our portfolio.
A source told Us Weekly Stassi is shocked by the blowback:
“Stassi was not expecting to be fired. She is surprised and upset,” a source tells Us Weekly exclusively, adding that she has “lost a lot of money from losing sponsorships and paid opportunities.” Luckily, she and fiancé Beau Clark have saved a ton, the insider adds.
And apparently firing Stassi wasn’t easy for Bravo either, a second source told Us:
“Stassi, in particular, has become a major piece of the Bravo puzzle over the years, and the network truly enjoyed working with her. That said, racism and discrimination have no place on Bravo, so Stassi, Kristen, Max and Brett left the powers that be with no other option. The people behind the decision are now discussing ways that Bravo can publicly and more thoroughly address the situation.”
The rest of the VPR cast is “shocked” and there’s still no word on when the next season will begin filming. The rest of the Bravolebrities are reacting as well. Faith, who got the ball rolling, told Page Six she feels “vindicated” and applauded Bravo for “releasing women that have given crazy ratings for them because they want to be on the right side of history.”
Andy hasn’t given an official statement on this, but when he was called out on Twitter for his silence, he replied:
Sometimes it’s good to just listen 😉
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) June 10, 2020
Billie Lee–a transgender cast member of VPR–agreed with the firings but wondered what Bravo was going to do about Jax Taylor for being transphobic:
— Billie Lee (@ItsMeBillieLee) June 10, 2020
So Stassi is out of several checks since she lost her gig on a reality shit show, her podcast, and several endorsemet deals. On that note, here’s a clip of Stassi excitedly telling her fiancé, Beau, how great the future is going to be:
— Bertt Burn (@quinnp2323) June 10, 2020
“HAHAHAHAHA, joke’s on you trick,” said 2020 and everybody else.