“Surprised And Upset”: Stassi Schroeder Wasn’t Expecting To Be Fired From ‘Vanderpump Rules’ Over Past Racist Incidents
“Surprised and upset.” Those are the feelings being attributed to fired Vanderpump Rules star Stassi Schroeder in fresh reports about her removal from the Bravo hit.
According to Us Weekly, Stassi was not expecting to be fired from the show over her past prior incidents.
“Stassi was not expecting to be fired. She is surprised and upset,” a source close to the reality star told the magazine outlet, noting that she has “lost a lot of money from losing sponsorships and paid opportunities.”
The article points out, however, that she and fiancé Beau Clark have reportedly saved quite a bit in recent years, despite recently splurging on a $2 million home.
As previously reported, Bravo announced just yesterday that Stassi, along with Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni had been fired from Vanderpump Rules over prior racist incidents and would not be returning for another season.
Stassi Schroeder is reportedly “surprised and upset” after being fired from Vanderpump Rules along with Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni. (Photo: Bravo)
Stassi and Kristen caught heat a few years ago for targeting Faith Stowers, the only black cast member on the show, and accusing her of being a thief that had been reported and pictured in a Daily Mail article. The photo turned out not to be Faith and the allegations were unfounded but to say that Stassi and Kristen went in on Faith would be an understatement, to say the least.
As the Black Lives Matter gained movement internationally in recent weeks following the murder of George Floyd, Stassi and Kristen released statements where they admitted guilt but denied any racial bias.
Max and Brett, for their part, were fired after fans began questioning the network as to why they weren’t let go over past racist remarks on social media.
“Bravo and Evolution Media confirmed today that Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni will not be returning to Vanderpump Rules,” the network said in an official statement.
Lisa Vanderpump isn’t having the best time after leaving The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills last year. After Bravo fired Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Max Boyens, and Brett Caprioni, her reality empire is in shambles. (Photo: Bravo)
The news came as a shock to most considering the network has known about all of these scandals for months (and years, in the case of Stassi and Kristen), but chose to take no action.
At the time that news broke about Max and Brett’s racist tweets, for example, insiders at the network revealed that they were planning on waiting until the current season wrapped before making a decision on what to do with the cast. The controversy came as fans demanded they be fired from the show or in some cases, the show be cancelled and not even air the most recent season.
It’s understandable that Stassi is shocked and upset by her firing as we too never thought Bravo would take these steps. However, this is the right decision and step in the network’s efforts to do better.
Hopefully, the network takes a closer look at their relationship with Evolution Media, the production company behind Pump Rules, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, The Real Housewives of Orange County, among other shows.
For years, the shows have displayed a lack of diversity and while it is appropriate to fire the cast members for their past actions, the leadership at production and casting needs to be held responsible, too.
Vanderpump Rules airs Tuesdays on Bravo.