- • Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni, two of the show's newest cast members, were discovered to have posted racist statements on Twitter.
- • Bravo has remained silent, while Lisa Vanderpump has expressed her disappointment, telling PEOPLE that she does "not condone any of the heinous comments made by Max and Brett."
- • Fans have asked for the two to be fired and a new report suggests that the network wants to see things "play out" before making any further decisions.
Bravo Wants The New Season Of ‘Vanderpump Rules’ To Finish Airing Before Deciding What To Do About Racist Tweets
According to a new report, Bravo wants the new season of Vanderpump Rules to finish airing before they decide what to do about the racist tweets plaguing the show.
As previously reported, the show’s new season has been rocked by a racist scandal. Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni, who only joined the cast this year, were discovered to have posted racist comments to their Twitter pages.
Ever since, fans have been calling for both Bravo and Lisa Vanderpump to take action and while it was first revealed that they would be firing Max and Brett for their statements, that has apparently since changed.
Lisa “doesn’t have the power” to fire Max, according to a report from Radar Online. According to a show insider, Bravo is going to play the waiting game when it comes to the latest racist scandal hitting the network, choosing to let the season air before they make any decisions.
“[They are] going to let this season play out before they make their decision,” said the source.
Last week, Lisa released a statement condemning the tweets and expressing her disgust and disappointment.
“I do not condone any of the heinous comments made in the past by Max and Brett and I am glad they understand the severity of their offenses and have shown utmost remorse and contrition,” she said.
“I embrace a community of diversity and do not tolerate bigotry of any form within my workplace,” she continued. “Max and Brett are both appropriately ashamed of their past obnoxious teenage arrogance and casual use of unacceptable terms. While both have now matured as adults, they have shown remorse for their prior reckless defamatory statements.”
“I do sincerely believe both have learned the power and impact words can have, and I have every hope this will be a lifelong lesson for them as we move into this new decade.”
At the time, while it was nice to hear from Lisa, many viewers expressed disappointment that Bravo was not going to do anything about the tweets. With the news that they are choosing to let the season air before making any further moves, we do not expect that disappointment to lapse any time soon.
Vanderpump Rules airs Tuesdays on Bravo.