4 Cast Members Fired From ‘Vanderpump Rules’ For Racist Comments
A number of cast members have been fired from the Bravo reality show, Vanderpump Rules, due to alleged their racist actions and comments. Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni have all been let go.
Schroeder and Doute’s firings came after Faith Stowers, who has appeared sporadically on the show, revealed that the two women had taken racist actions against her. Boyens and Caprioni were both let go after past racists tweets from each, resurfaced.
A Bravo spokesperson said, “Bravo and Evolution Media confirmed today that Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni will not be returning to ‘Vanderpump Rules.’”
Stowers shared on an Instagram Live video last week that Schroeder and Doute called the police on her for crimes she did not commit. “There was this article on Daily Mail where there was an African American lady. It was a weird photo, so she looked very light-skinned and had these different, weird tattoos. They showcased her, and I guess this woman was robbing people. And they called the cops and said it was me. This is like, a true story. I heard this from actually Stassi during an interview,” Stowers said.
Schroeder acknowledged and discussed the incident during a 2018 episode of the Bitch Bible podcast. And at the time Doute tweeted a link to the Daily Mail article. Her caption read, “hey tweeties, doesn’t this ex #pumprules thief look familiar? someone put her on mtv & gave her a platform for press. i didn’t want to go there but I’m going there.”
On Sunday, both Schroeder and Doute posted apologies on their respective Instagram accounts.
Boyens and Caprioni have also both apologized for their tweets.
“I want to sincerely apologize for what I tweeted in 2012 — it was wrong on every level. It is not a representation of who I am. I am shocked I ever tweeted that — and I am disgusted and embarrassed — I am truly sorry,” Boyens said in a statement.
On Tuesday, Caprioni issued an apology in a statement: “I want to express my deepest apologies for the insensitive, ignorant, and hurtful comments I made. I am incredibly ashamed and accept full responsibility, and acknowledge that this language was as unacceptable then as it is now. Please know that I have learned and grown since then and would never use this language today. From the bottom of my heart, I am truly sorry.”