Vanderpump Rules has fired both Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute a week after allegations surfaced that they targeted a former cast member, Faith Stowers, in a racist incident.
The pair both posted apologies for their behavior earlier in the week, and vowed to do better. Schroeder’s agency, UTA, and PR firm, Metro Public Relations, have also cut ties with her.
Now, she and Doute will have to move forward without the Vanderpump Rules platform backing them.
What did Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute do?
The firing comes two years after the incident occurred in 2018. It came to light this month after Faith Stowers spoke on an Instagram Live about what happened.
The incident saw Schroeder and Doute called the police on Stowers, alleging that she was a woman in a photograph that was circulating in an article on the Daily Mail website.
The woman was wanted for robbing people, but Stowers said she looked nothing like the person in the photograph and alleged that she was racially profiled by Stassi and Kristen.
Schroeder and Doute previously discussed the incident. On a podcast in 2018 (right around the time that Faith had been targeted), Stassi admitted that she had called the police. Later, Kristen shared an article about the woman who was robbing people and insinuated that the lady was Faith.
What did Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute say in their apologies?
Both apologies were similar and shared on social media. Kristen said, in part, “Although, my actions were not racially driven, I am now completely aware of how my privilege blinded me from the reality of law enforcement’s treatment of the black community. I’m ashamed, embarrassed, and incredibly sorry.”
Stassi wrote, in part, “Racially insensitive comments from my past have resurfaced. It is important that I continue to take responsibility for what I have said and done, while pushing myself to do better.”
Both Stassi and Kristen have remained silent on social media since posting the apologies. At the time of writing, there had been no reactions from either of them about their firing.
Vanderpump Rules also fires two others
Variety has confirmed that Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni will also not return to Vanderpump Rules, after racially insensitive comments they made came to light.
Vanderpump Rules airs Tuesday night at 9/8c on Bravo.