The cast of Vanderpump Rules is reeling with emotion after Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute were both fired from the show this week.
As we’ve been reporting, Bravo cut ties with both women after former co-star Faith Stowers revealed the pair had falsely reported her to the police for a theft she did not commit, along with several other racist comments which recently resurfaced. Now, multiple sources close to the situation are speaking out on the aftermath of this cringe-worthy ordeal!
An insider told E! News the now-unemployed reality TV personalities are really going through it! They divulged:
“Not only are Stassi and Kristen distraught, several of the other cast members are as well. They know the show will never be the same. Stassi has been an emotional wreck. She’s having a very hard time and has no idea what to do. She feels completely lost and is very disgusted by her actions in the past.”
The confidant continued:
“Stassi and Kristen have spoken about their actions, and have been in touch about what’s going on. They both feel awful about what happened.”
A second source shared the Pump Rules cast members were hopeful their apologies would suffice, but they were sadly mistaken when the network decided to clean house:
“Stassi had, of course, been upset over the weekend but she’s weathered social media backlash before and was hoping if she apologized, it would pass. Stassi and Kristen are completely distraught. They’re in shock and crying.”
Someone get these poor privileged white girls a tissue! We’re sorry but there’s no way their racially insensitive and dangerous actions were going to get swept under the rug in this particular climate. It should have never happened in the first place! Was Lisa Vanderpump not keeping close tabs on her employees, or what?
Speaking of Lisa, a third source told the outlet the SUR business owner has “genuinely been affected by this situation.”
“Lisa has prided herself on standing on the right side of social justice issues and it’s important to her that she handles this situation correctly. She wants to use her platform to spread positivity and good, and it has been hard to now realize that hasn’t always happened.”
Along with Stassi and Kristen, newcomers Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni were also let go in light of past racist tweets which were unearthed this season, too. The source explained how “disappointed” Lisa was by their collective actions:
“Discussions about firing and had already taken place before Stassi and Kristen’s past actions resurfaced. Cutting ties with these four cast members is step one, but knows she has more work to do moving forward.”
Yeah… there’s a LOT more work to do, including laying down the law on Jax Taylor. He’s not innocent in all of this! Maybe she should focus less on her dogs, and more about the kind of people she employs!
In the meantime, Schroeder and Doute will have to pick up the pieces of their career and move on somehow. Another insider caught up with Us Weekly and revealed the Next Level Basic author never saw the firing coming, adding “she is surprised and upset.” The star has already “lost a lot of money from losing sponsorships and paid opportunities,” but luckily, she and fiancé Beau Clark have reportedly “saved a ton.”
LOLz, we saw that coming a mile away, gurl! But even the network said it wasn’t an easy decision, as the insider noted:
“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.”
As for the rest of the show’s cast, they found out their co-stars were getting the boot in the press like the rest of us and are trying to regroup moving forward:
“They are shocked. There was still no word to the cast about the plans for starting up filming for next season.”
Are we witnessing the end of a Bravo era right now, Perezcious TV addicts? Are U sad to see things go down this way?
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