Lisa Vanderpump slams the new Vanderpump Rules crew, Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni, after racist tweets were recently discovered.
Now that both Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni have apologized and made their twitter profiles private, the rest of us wait for the other shoe to drop. Lisa Vanderpump gave a statement to PEOPLE late last night after discovering the news about her newest Vanderpump Rules cast members.
The statement, which is below, also went on to say that she does not condone bigotry in her restaurants, notably SUR and TomTom where Max and Brett are (were?) employed. You can read the statement in full in PEOPLE.
"“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,”"
Lisa said that both Max and Brett are “appropriately ashamed” of their past behavior, and have shown remorse about the recently discovered tweets. The tweets were from 2012 for the most part, which would have made Max 19 years old and Brett 23 years old, hardly “teenage arrogance” as the statement said.
Unfortunately for the pair, the court of public opinion can often have a harsher punishment than a regular court case. Would a racist tweet be cause for arrest? No. But is a racist tweet cause for “canceling” the men? Yes, it is. If viewers feel as strongly as they seem to about the tweets and language used in the tweets, it’s possible for viewership to fall.
It doesn’t appear Lisa will be taking a stance on the issue other than making a statement, but the day is young….
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