Lisa Vanderpump finally made a statement on the Vanderpump Rules / Stassi Schroeder firing, but she didn’t actually say anything important.
The problem with Lisa Vanderpump’s statement on the Stassi Schroeder/Faith Stowers is everything. Lisa was completely silent until now even though the instances on Vanderpump Rules with Stassi and Kristen Doute were fired for happened in 2018. Lisa did nothing until now and never spoke about the issue while continuing to employ the offending parties. Lisa’s need to have a hit television show outweighed her moral obligations to protect someone from unnecessary hate.
Not to mention the issue with Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni. Lisa was made very aware of their old tweets using completely inappropriate terminology and what did she do? Nothing. According to Page Six back in January, she said, “I embrace a community of diversity and do not tolerate bigotry of any form within my workplace.” Lisa continued to say the boys had grown from the experience and that was that.
Now she’s gone ahead and released a wordy statement on a pink background that literally says nothing. Once again, Lisa is failing the people who supported her the most.
In her caption, Lisa said that she condemns “all forms of cruelty, racism, homophobia, bigotry and unequal treatment.” I think a lot of viewers were hoping for a bit more from Lisa, given her huge platform and role on Bravo. Lisa has been implicit in employing unsavory characters and keeping them around so her show performed better while sacrificing the feelings and well-being of people like Faith Stowers.
On top of that, Jax Taylor has been nothing but problematic and someone has gotten a pass on all of this. If Lisa really condemned “cruelty, racism, homophobia, bigotry and unequal treatment,” Jax should be fired, too. There is no accountability in her statement or her actions.
Sure, they fired Stassi and Kristen when the public called for it, but keeping Jax on makes even more of a statement on the matter. Money over morals, right?
Vanderpump Rules is on Bravo….for reruns.