Bravo TV has fired four cast members from "Vanderpump Rules" after they have come under fire for allegations of racism.
Over the years, the cast of Vanderpump Rules has been at the center of controversy in one way or another. The Bravo TV reality television show had all the makings of a hit: young, outrageous, mostly white 20- to 30-somethings living, working, and dating in West Hollywood. People have watched the cast members go through all the reality TV drama that's expected from a Bravo show, but the stars have also been entangled in allegations of homophobia and racism. Recently, newcomers Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni were under fire over old racist tweets that surfaced on social media. However, Lisa Vanderpump, a multimillion-dollar entrepreneur who has owned three dozens successful restaurants in her time and is the launching pad for the series, spoke out in their defense and forgave them for their apologies.
Now, longtime cast members Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute have been under fire after Faith Stowers, a minor addition during one season of the show, accused them of racism. Faith, who is black, shared that Stassi and Kristen saw an article that stated a black woman was a suspect in a theft or a robbery. They knew that Faith wasn't the person involved because they clearly didn't look alike, but Stassi and Kristen called the police and told authorities that it was Faith they were looking for because they didn't like her. Stassi and Kristen came forward and admitted that they were wrong and apologized for their actions.
Their agents would later drop the two Vanderpump Rules stars and companies cut ties with them as well. Feeling the pressure, Bravo TV decided to ax everyone who has found themselves recently accused of racism, so Max Boyens, Brett Caprioni, Stassi Schroeder, and Kristen Doute were all booted from the show. The response from the network has gained mixed reactions, but this revolutionary time in history has many in the entertainment industry making unprecedented moves as some are shaking in their boots.