Bravo has been making decisions behind closed doors about who gets fired and who gets a pass, but what’s the process behind it?
Andy Cohen took to his radio show, Radio Andy, to finally speak about everything going on in the land of Bravo recently. On the topic of Vanderpump Rules, “I absolutely support Bravo’s decision. It was the right decision.” Andy also clarified that he is not in charge of programming at Bravo anymore, nor is he an executive producer. Andy said he doesn’t control who is on the show or who gets fired from the show.
Andy’s guest on the show asked about Nene Leakes comment on Bravo’s post that said, “Now we have a few more questions to ask about in other areas where there’s a major difference.” Andy said he has spoken to Kandi Burruss about how to move forward and that Bravo was “all ears.” He didn’t address what The Real Housewives of Atlanta star had to say specifically.
Just after Nene’s comment was a comment from The Real Housewives of Potomac’s Candiace Dillard Basset. Candiace said she thought the firings were a step in the right direction, but it would be helpful for Bravo to comment on the process behind the firings. Why were they let go so long after the incidents took place? Where is the line in the sand for firing someone over a comment about racism? Because if they fired Stassi Schroeder, how does Jax Taylor still have a job?
Bravo loves to discuss how they are constantly doing the right thing, but it does come off as performative. Candiace makes a good point. Let us know why you fired Stassi and Kristen Doute. Let us know why it took two years. Let us know why Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni were given a free pass until the season was over and they made money off the drama before firing them.
Viewers appreciate a response in any circumstances from Bravo, but this would be a good time to learn from everyone’s mistakes. Being silent right now doesn’t help anyone, except maybe Stassi.
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